Reading Cooperative Bank’s Derric Souza Graduates from New England School for Financial Studies

Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is proud to announce that Derric Souza has completed his coursework and is a 2017 graduate of the esteemed New England School for Financial Studies. Derric is a Staff Accountant at RCB in Reading. He enrolled in the school to enhance his financial acumen and acquire the necessary tools to better navigate today’s changing economic climate.

The New England School for Financial Studies offers a two-year program to expand the skillset of bank supervisory personnel. Graduates are equipped with the decision-making ability to effectively advocate the profitability of their respective institution. On its website, the school describes its curriculum as “two one-week resident sessions that provide students with 135 hours of classroom instruction conducted by distinguished faculty members chosen for their expertise in both the academic and business worlds.” The school goes on to say that its classes “combine lectures with case studies to actively involve participants in the process of research, analysis and creative planning.”

“We couldn’t be more impressed with Derric’s work ethic and willingness to learn”, said Anthony J. Patti, Senior Vice President and CFO at RCB. “Derric’s determination to broaden his base of knowledge and contribute to our operations is really something to admire.”

The graduation ceremony took place on June 16th at Babson College’s Center for Executive Education in Wellesley, MA.

About Reading Cooperative Bank: 

Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Woburn, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at

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