Julieann M. Thurlow

President & CEO,
Reading Cooperative Bank

Julieann M. Thurlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Reading Cooperative Bank and is responsible for its strategic direction and management. She also serves as President of the RCB Charitable Foundation.

Julieann is a former board member of the American Bankers Association and presently serves on the ABA’s Membership Council and Government Relations Administrative Committee. She is Chair of the new ABA Core Committee. She is a founding of member of Alloy Labs, a Consortium of banks nationally formed to innovate in the banking space. In 2014, Julieann was named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Bank Advisory Council. 

Locally, Julieann is Chairman of the Cooperative Central Bank. She most recently became Director of the Atlantic Community Bankers Bank (ACBB), which resulted from its merger with Bankers Bank Northeast. She is the Chair of the Lahey Hospital Continuum of Care Board, overseeing homecare, hospice and senior care. 
In 2019, she was named to the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation.

In 2014, 2016 and 2019, American Banker Magazine named Julieann to its list of the 25 Women to Watch in Banking and the Commonwealth Institute has named Reading Cooperative Bank a Top 100 Women-Led Business for the past four years running.

In addition to an MBA from the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, Julieann has completed advanced studies at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Massachusetts School for Financial Studies, Harvard Business School’s Division of Continuing Education, and the CEO Leadership Lab at Wharton’s Aresty Institute for Executive Education. 

She is a proud member of the first cohort of Lawrence Leads, a cross-sectoral leadership program focused on civic engagement and social responsibility taught by Harvard Business School.