George B. Gilmer of Easton, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for the Asset Servicing Sector at the Bank of New York Mellon, was recently appointed to the Westfield State College Board of Trustees by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Gilmer graduated from Westfield State in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Rhode Island.
In his current position at the Bank of New York Mellon, Gilmer oversees strategic planning, incentive compensation, human resources, risk management and compliance, training, billing and legal for a $4 billion organization with 12,000 employees globally.
“The college is not only pleased to welcome back an outstanding former student for the Board of Trustees, but we also look forward to benefiting from George Gilmer’s guidance in business and finance,” said Westfield State President Evan S. Dobelle.
Gilmer previously held posts at McDonald’s Corporation, Providence Energy Corporation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
“The opportunity to give back to the college is really an honor,” Gilmer said. “What I went through at the college not only positioned me for a career, but allowed me to walk away with a spouse, as well.”
Gilmer met his wife, the former Dominique Polk, at the college. The Gilmers have two children: Aaron, 12, and Alana, 10.
Gilmer is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants; The Partnership, an organization designed to retain people of color in Boston schools; and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.