STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank’s Board of Directors announced the promotion of Robert J. Granata, to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Willard M. Miley, to President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Effective August 1st, the promotions conclude a planned transition which was made public with the announced retirement of Reyno A. Giallongo Jr. as Chairman and CEO.
“We send our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Giallongo as he embarks on new adventures, while also looking back with gratitude for his dedication and service to the customers and employees of First County Bank, as well as the greater Fairfield County community,” said Mr. Granata.
“I am excited to lead this organization, continuing the goal of being an independent mutual bank committed to helping individuals and businesses meet their financial goals within the markets we serve,” said Mr. Granata.
Mr. Granata is very active in the community in many capacities including serving on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Hospice House, the Ferguson Library, the Mill River Park Collaborative, the Business Council of Fairfield County, and Stamford’s Downtown Special Services District. He also serves on the Leadership Council of Fairfield County Childcare Learning Centers.
A graduate of the New England School of Banking at Fairfield University, Mr. Granata earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College. He currently lives in Trumbull with his wife and four sons.
Mr. Miley earned his bachelor’s degree in business from The University of Bridgeport and graduated from the National School of Banking at Fairfield University and the Connecticut School of Finance and Management.
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