Vice President, Community Banking and Development Officer
Reading Cooperative Bank
Gladys Martinez is the Vice President, Community Banking and Development Officer at Reading Cooperative Bank. She has over thirty-three years of experience in the financial and banking services field. Her passion and energy to improve financial confidence in others has led her to work on several initiatives in the city. She was active in the Bank’s human centered design work that brought Reading Cooperative Bank to the City of Lawrence and has helped the bank better understand the market. She played a key role in developing and leading the financial literacy efforts at the Lawrence High School. Gladys has worked throughout the Merrimack Valley and is extremely knowledgeable about the needs of the Lawrence and the Greater Merrimack Valley markets.
Gladys serves as a member of Lawrence Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis offers an opportunity for personal involvement in the leadership and improvement of community, nation, and world. She has served on the board of the Lowell Association for the Blind and 6 years on the board of the Pregnancy Care Center. In 2017 Gladys was awarded the Community Bank Heroes award by Banker and Tradesman for her work in financial Literacy in Lawrence. Gladys lives in Haverhill with her husband Jose, and her three children Nicholas, Mathieu and Destiny. In her spare time Gladys enjoys walking her puppy Sadie, gardening, and Spin Class.
Gladys graduated from the Northern Essex Community College, with an associate degree in Business Administration.