Arthur H. Meehan began his career in 1960 at what was then the world's largest bank - Bank of America. He expects to end it as chief executive officer at a $970 million-asset thrift in Medford, Mass.

As recently as five years ago his career path - he also spent 21 years at Bank of New England before it was acquired by Fleet Financial Group in 1991 - may have seemed unusual.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.