Michael F. (MIKE) Zellen was born in Everett, Massachusetts
and has resided in Peabody, Massachusetts
for the past 35 years. The son of the late Charles M.
Zellen and the late Gertrude J. Zellen, Mike has one
sister, Claire W. Chetham and three brothers, the late
Charles E. Zellen, Thomas G. Zellen and Richard C.
Zellen. Mike graduated from the Everett High School
in 1965. Also a graduate of Bryant & Stratton School
of Business in Boston and Suffolk University in Boston
where he received both his Bachelors Degree and
Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Mike has been employed in the banking industry
for the last 44 years in both a Regulatory capacity
for the Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner of
banks and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
and as a banker holding the positions of Treasurer,
Chief Financial Officer, and is currently serving as
Vice President and Community Reinvestment Officer
of North Shore Bank.
Mike served both the cities of Everett and Peabody
as a member of the City Council, the Everett School
Committee and various local boards for many years,
and he has served or is serving as an officer, director,
or board member of various youth, community, civic
and professional organizations.
Mike was initiated into the Everett, Massachusetts
Lodge No. 642 in November, 1968. He served as
Esquire before proceeding through the chairs to serve
as Exalted Ruler in 1977-1978, and then served as
Lodge Trustee, Secretary and Treasurer. He served
on numerous committees including the House
Committee, and he has been recognized a number
of times for his service to the Lodge, including being
named Officer-of-the-Year, Elk-of-the-Year, and
having been awarded "Honorary Life" membership,
and remains very active in the Lodge.
At the State Level he has served as a Director of the
Massachusetts Elks Scholarship Fund, State Treasurer
1984-1992, State President 1995-1996, State Charity
Advisory Committee 1986-present, State Convention
Chairman 1997-2007, State President's Advisory
Committee 1996-present, Chairman of the Grand
Exalted Ruler's reception for many years and was
selected "Massachusetts State Elk-of-the-Year" in
At the Grand Lodge level he served as District
Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Massachusetts East
District in 1983-1984, Area Special Representative
of Massachusetts Area 3 in 1996-2002, Grand
Lodge Committeeman on Lodge Activities/State
Associations in 1998-2000, Area 1 Representative on
the Board of Grand Trustees from 2010-2014, having
served as Secretary of the Board from 2010-2013
and Vice-Chairman in 2014, Special Deputy Grand
Exalted Ruler 2007-present.
Mike and his wife Donna (Norcott) have been
married for 45 years and have four daughters:
Jennifer, Susan, Michele and Amy all of whom are
Members of the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks No.
642. Their daughter Jennifer is a Past Exalted Ruler.
Donna is also active in the Lodge and serves as a
Member of the Board of Trustees. Mike and Donna
are also blessed to have three grandsons: Joseph,
Nicholas and Michael.
“Elks - LEADING THE WAY!”