NATICK -- Middlesex Savings Bank President John R. Heerwagen has announced that Christopher T. Brunell has been promoted to vice president in the bank's commercial lending division.

Brunell has been with Middlesex Savings since 1992. He began as a teller and rose through the ranks in retail banking, eventually becoming manager of the Maynard office and the Holliston office. He switched to commercial lending in 2002 and now serves business borrowers throughout the Metrowest area.

A native of Acton, Mass., Chris has lived in Groton with his wife Aimee for the past 10 years. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he majored in economics. He also graduated from the Massachusetts Bankers' School of Lending at Babson University.

Brunell is a board member and past treasurer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts/ MetroWest and is active in the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.