State Bankers Association Honors Executive From Stamford Bank

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Robert Granata of Stamford-based First County Bank has been named one of the "New Leaders in Banking" for 2014 by the Connecticut Bankers Association and The Warren Group. Photo Credit: Courtesy of First County Bank

STAMFORD, Conn. — Robert Granata, executive vice president and chief credit and risk officer of Stamford-based First County Bank, has been selected as one of the "New Leaders in Banking" for 2014 by the Connecticut Bankers Association along with the Warren Group.

“We are excited that Bob’s contributions to the bank and our industry are being recognized,” said Rey Giallongo, chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “Bob is a valuable member of the bank’s senior management team and has enhanced our strategic planning process. We are eager to see the results of his continued growth and influence in our bank.”

In celebration of the New Leaders in Banking 2014, Connecticut Bankers Association hosted an awards dinner in January at the MGM Grand, Foxwoods Casino. The next issue of Connecticut Banking magazine will feature each award recipient in a special section highlighting the class of 2014 New Leaders in Banking.

“To be selected as a member of this distinguished group of banking professionals is truly an honor," Granata said. "First County Bank is committed to a culture of excellence at every level of the organization and I would like to acknowledge my colleagues at the bank for their continued support. I join my fellow honorees in thanking Connecticut Bankers Association and The Warren Group for this award.”

Granata joined First County Bank in 2007 and has 27 years of financial services experience. He runs all credit risk and operational compliance programs, commercial and consumer credit administration, and has oversight of the bank’s credit policies, appraisal management and workout areas.

Granata is a board member of Children’s Learning Center (CLC) and has been on its finance committee since 2007. He is also an active volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 65 as well as the Trumbull High School Marching Band. Granata lives in Trumbull with his wife and four sons.

First County Bank has 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport.

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