Equitable Bank recently announced the recent hiring of Hong Xie to the position of vice president — commercial loan officer.

Xie will be working at the bank’s 400 Broadway office in Lynn. In his new role, Xie will specialize in servicing the commercial banking needs of both new and existing customers.

“Equitable Bank is pleased to have Hong join our commercial lending team,” said James Graziano, executive vice president and chief lending officer. “His background and experience will be a great addition to the bank, as well as to the North Shore communities we serve.”

Xie has over 15 years of banking and lending experience and he received his master’s degree from Boston University.

“I’m excited to join a community bank like Equitable where we help small business owners achieve their dreams,” said Xie.

Equitable Bank is a state-chartered, community bank that was founded in 1877 and is dedicated to developing long-term customer relationships. Equitable Bank has offices in Lynn, Kingston, Nahant, Quincy and Weymouth.