40 Under Forty: Jennifer Leger, 39


Vice president & cash management operations manager
Fidelity Bank, Leominster

Lives: Shirley
Birthplace: Leominster

When Leger began as a teller at Fidelity Bank's Fitchburg branch, she was a single mother of a 3-year-old boy. She's climbed the ladder, becoming head teller, deposit operations representative, call center and commercial services supervisor and assistant vice president. Leger is now the face of the bank to some of its largest business clients. She played a key role in the merger with Barre Savings bank in 2016 by spearheading the cash-management conversion. She is on the management task force finalizing Fidelity's merger with Colonial Co-operative Bank. She was responsible for establishing the bank's cash management operations department in 2009 and overseeing that growth, which has allowed the bank to increase its product offering and increase the bank's client total while supporting a multi-million dollar portfolio. She is a founding member of the Heart Club, a Fidelity Bank committee ensuring employees work in a positive environment. She won the bank's Mission Accomplished award for representing the support departments and the Pursuit of Excellence award for personifying the bank's core values. For the past 10 years, Leger has volunteered for the mental illness nonprofit SHINE Initiative and was a member of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Institute in which she help start the support group Healthier Minds Social. 

From 40 Under Forty judge Michael Arnum: “By facing and meeting personal challenges, Jennifer has been an inspiration to all those around her.”

What will the movie about your life be called? “Family Comes First: The Years & Life of Jenn Leger.”

What four people would you like to take on a road trip? My son, two sisters and Aaron Lewis from Staind, because who wouldn't love a little live rock music on a road trip!
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty 
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.