Bank of Martha’s Vineyard, a division of Sovereign Bank, is pleased to announce the promotions of Kim Klaren to Chilmark community banking manager and Jim Irwin to Edgartown Four Corners community banking manager.

Mrs. Klaren began her career in 1985 with the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank. During her 22 years, Kim has worked at all five branch locations and in the operations department. Kim has been at the Chilmark branch for 14 years where she has provided continuity and guidance to customers through two bank mergers and various leadership changes. Since September of 2006, Kim has been responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the branch. Kim has also been instrumental in overseeing the art exhibitions at the branch, which have become a popular Chilmark tradition.

Kim lives in West Tisbury with her husband, Jonathan, and her six-year-old daughter, Kelly, as well as her 10-year-old Chocolate Lab, Bruin.

Jim Irwin has been with the bank for just over three and a half years. During this time, Jim has worked as a teller, personal banking representative and acting head teller at the Vineyard Haven drive up. Jim was promoted to community banking assistant manager at Four Corners in September of 2006.

Jim and his wife of 27 years, Lynn, have lived on the Island since 1993 in their home in West Tisbury. Jim previously worked at the Vineyard Gazette, Season’s Restaurant, and the Black Dog.