CBA Elects 2003-2004 Officers
The members of the Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA) elected its officers for the 2003-2004 term at the association’s 104th Annual Meeting held on Nov. 8, 2003.
Named chairman of the association was John A. Klein, chairman, president and CEO, People’s Bank, Bridgeport. John’s banking career of over 30 years first started at People’s in 1971 when he was hired as a management trainee. After obtaining his law degree, John was charged with starting the bank’s legal department and in 1984 was named general counsel. He has also had bank retail management experience. He was named head of the bank’s then new Hartford region in 1985. He became head of consumer banking in 1990. He was promoted to executive vice president, consumer banking in 1994 with the additional responsibilities including the bank’s national and international credit card division. John was named president and CEO in 1999 and eventually chairman on Jan. 1, 2000. He is very active in civic and industry affairs throughout the state including serving on the board of directors of MasterCard U. S. Region Board, the Bridgeport Hospital and Bridgeport Regional Business Counsel, Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, CBIA and SACIA. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Connecticut. (picture)
Named first vice chairman, Duncan C. Stoddard, president and CEO, The Chelsea Groton Bank, Norwich. Duncan has over 28 years of experience in the banking industry. He started his banking career with the Savings Bank of New London in 1974. In 1977 he moved to the Groton Savings Bank as manager of the Groton office and eventually also took over installment lending responsibilities. The Groton Savings Bank merged with The Chelsea Savings Bank in 1982 to form Chelsea Groton Savings Bank. Duncan continued in the lending area with increasing responsibilities for all lending functions. In 1985 he was promoted to vice president/lending. In 1986 he was promoted to senior vice president and senior loan officer. In 1987 he joined the Chelsea Groton Board as corporate secretary and subsequently became executive vice president. In 1988 he was promoted to president and CEO. He is a board member of the Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. of Connecticut, the Connecticut On-line Computer Corp., Mystic River Homes and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. He is also affiliated with the Norwich Rotary Club, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and Backus Hospital. Duncan is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic University (B.A.), the University of New Haven (M.B.A.) and the Duke University Executive Business Program.
Named second vice chairman, Charles F. Howell, president and CEO, Patriot National Bank, Stamford. Mr. Howell, who has been president of Patriot National Bank since 2000, has over 25 years of banking experience. Howell served as president and a member of the board of directors of Summit Bank Connecticut from 1998 to 2000. He was a senior executive officer of NSS Bank from 1978 to 1998, serving in the capacities of president, chief operating officer, chief lending officer, investment officer and a member of the board of directors. He is a trustee of the Norwalk YMCA and a director of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, The Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield County, the United Way of Norwalk and Wilton, the Housing Development Fund, Stamford and the Fairfield County Bankers Association.
The other elected officers include:
Rheo A. Brouillard, past chairman president and CEO, Savings Institute, Willimantic. Gerald M. Noonan, president and CEO.
The CBA also elected others to its executive committee. In addition to the chairman, first vice chairman, second vice chairman, past chairman and president, the executive committee consists of nine at-large members and the co-chairs of the association’s legislative committee:
For at-large seats with terms expiring in November, 2004:
Michael H. Flynn, chairman,
Westport National Bank
Mark E. Griffin, president, treasurer and CEO, Windsor Federal Savings & Loan
Gregory R. Shook, president
and CEO, Essex Savings Bank
For at-large seats with terms expiring in November, 2005:
Robert G. Cocks Jr., president
and CEO, Putnam Savings Bank
Robert V. Macklin, president
and CEO, The Milford Bank
John J. Martocci, chairman and CEO, Newtown Savings Bank
For at-large seats with terms expiring in November, 2006:
Dennis T. Cardello, president and CEO, Collinsville Savings Society
Edward O. Handy III, regional
president, Citizens Bank of
Connecticut, New London
James C. Smith, chairman and CEO, Webster Bank, Waterbury
Legislative Committee Co-Chairs:
Richard P. Meduski, CEO and
treasurer, The Savings Bank
John F. Perotti, president and CEO,
Salisbury Bank & Trust, Lakeville
Renamed to the professional staff headquartered in Farmington were Lindsey R. Pinkham, senior vice president and secretary, Thomas S. Mongellow, vice president and treasurer and Colleen E. Clancy, vice president.