December 7, 2015
Power Players: Inner Circle

Brian W. Thompson

Brian W. Thompson heads the leading small business lender in Central Massachusetts and the biggest Worcester-headquartered bank -- with $1.7 billion in deposits -- but it is his community connections that make him so intertwined with the business community.

Rarely does anything happen in the Central Massachusetts business community that he doesn't know about or have a hand in. Thompson is on the Becker College Board of Trustees, as well as on the boards of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, the Worcester Economic Club, the United Way of Central Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Even with his easy-going nature, Thompson has led Commerce Bank to new heights in a competitive banking environment, growing its number of locations by 33 percent and making it the leading local financial institution in Central Massachusetts.

Read about other Central Massachusetts Power Players

Change Agents: Executives bringing their organizations to new heights

Visionaries: Forward thinkers pushing to realize the promises of the future

Politicos: Public officials leveraging their positions to further business development

Fresh Faces: Newcomers to Central Massachusetts with refreshing perspectives and ideas

Inner Circle: Long-time players who continue to have a significant role in new developments

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