Greylock announces new director and new supervisory committee member

PITTSFIELD, MA (December 2, 2014) — Greylock Federal announced the selection of Robert P. Coco as the newest member of the Credit Union’s volunteer Board of Directors and the appointment of Tyrone A. Jackson to Greylock’s Supervisory Committee.

Coco replaces outgoing director Richard A. DeFazio who retired after serving 22 years on the board. Coco’s term began November 18, 2014. Board Chairperson Gerard E. Burke said, “We welcome Rob and look forward to having someone with his financial background and leadership experience join the board. Greylock and our members will greatly benefit from the talents and new perspectives he brings to the team.”

Coco is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Individual Disability business (Berkshire Life).  He has been with Guardian 15 years, serving in various financial roles.

Coco is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Pittsfield and Siena College in Albany NY, and holds a CPA exam certificate. He is a trustee and treasurer for the Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation and a former two-term board member of the Berkshire United Way, serving as treasurer for 4 years.  He lives in Pittsfield with his wife Carolyn and two daughters, Madeline and Charlotte.

Jackson joins the Supervisory Committee that includes Chairman Ozias C. Vincelette, Lori Broderick-Bean, Jean A. Doak, and Anthony J. Rinaldi. The Supervisory Committee functions as the representative auditor for the membership and oversees compliance, policies, rules, regulations and the performance of officials and employees.

Greylock President Marilyn L. Sperling said, “Ty’s wide range of experience as an entrepreneur and as a customer service and retail professional will be valuable in helping the Supervisory Committee gain customer and community insights. Ty’s contributions will help ensure the continued focus by Greylock on the best interests of our Membership.”

Jackson is currently the head of Big Head Books, LLC, a literacy organization he founded in 2011 with an educational and socially conscious mission. The organization’s goal is to expose children to the joy of reading through visits to schools, libraries, youth organizations and other venues. Jackson is the author of several children’s books including “When I Close My Eyes,” The Supadupa Kid,” and “Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire.”

Jackson’s  previous experience includes: Territory Sales & Retention Representative, Republic Services, Cheshire, MA; Assistant Service Manager, Cintas Corporation, Pittsfield, MA; Customer Response Operator, GTL, Incorporated – Link To Life, Pittsfield, MA; and Account Executive, Olla Beauty Supply, Little Ferry, NJ.

About Greylock Federal Credit Union       
Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. With assets over $1 billion, Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 70,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown and Lanesborough. Greylock’s family of businesses includes:

  • Greylock Insurance Agency with six locations county-wide, handles commercial and personal lines including auto, homeowner’s, life, disability, long-term care insurance, all forms of bonding, and 24/7 claims service.
  • Greylock Investment Group with offices in Pittsfield offers access to a full array of services including financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, mutual funds, annuities and portfolio management.
  • Greylock Marketing Group in Pittsfield is a full-service advertising agency dedicated to helping other credit unions, businesses and not-for-profit organizations meet their communications and marketing objectives.
  • Greylock Technology Group provides programming and IT consulting for financial institutions.
  • Greylock’s Employee Benefits Services offers comprehensive consultation and brokerage services for group medical, dental, life and disability insurance.

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