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Ron Molina-Brantley is the Vice President Relationship Manager, Team Leader for Berkshire Bank. He has been employed as a community banker at Berkshire Bank for the last year, after having spent the last few years working at Valley Venture Mentors where he helped businesses throughout Springfield and the Pioneer Valley regions with technical assistance and mentorship.

Ron's professional career spans nearly 20 years having started his career working within the Finance Department for the City of Springfield. He joined Valley Venture Mentors in 2016 as Vice President of Operations before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2017. As COO of Valley Venture Mentors Ron was instrumental in helping reshape the organization and helping Entrepreneurs and Small Business reach their fullest potential.

He is a 2004 and 2007 graduate of American International College earning his BA and MBA. Ron was recently awarded as BusinessWest 40 under 40 recipient. He currently serves as a member of Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Ron is a community-oriented father of two and considers himself to be a passionate community servant with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals in identifying their potential to create financial security. With this ongoing quest he started a Financial Literacy Budgeting Consulting Business called Pinching each Penny. PEP helps Youth and Adults learn how to Increase generational wealth and end systemic poverty. Ron works alongside individuals and start-ups to think about how to establish short and long-term financial goals, funding sources, and other factors designed to ensure their financial success.

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