Mr. Chase has served on Bluejay’s Board of Directors since 2017. He has been a member of the Board of Directors at Merchants Bank and Merchants Bancshares, Inc., in South Burlington. VT, from 2015 through 2017. Mr. Chase was Chairman of the Board of NUVO Bank and Trust Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, since its inception in 2008 through 2015.
He served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, and Director of Westbank Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Westbank, from 1988 to 2007. He is engaged in several commercial real estate, farming, and ranching activities, besides holding many civic roles. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA, and Trustee of the Big E Trust. Mr. Chase is also Commissioner of the Board of Public Safety for the City of West Springfield, MA, and member of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture.
Mr. Chase is a veteran of the US Army, having served in the combat in Vietnam from 1967 through 1969. He graduated with honors from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.