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New Corporators Join First County Bank

Bruce T. Moore Sr. Corporator Michael P. Murray, Corporator Randy Salvatore, Corporator
Bruce T. Moore Sr. Corporator Michael P. Murray, Corporator Randy Salvatore, Corporator

Bruce T. Moore Sr., Michael P. Murray and Randall M. Salvatore have joined First County Bank as corporators. They were welcomed by the bank’s board of directors and officially became corporators at the June 22 annual meeting.

The position of corporator is a unique opportunity offered to community representatives. First County Bank corporators play an important role as additional eyes and ears to the community.

“Bruce, Michael and Randy will make excellent corporators. They live and work in the communities we serve and have an extensive network of contacts to help increase awareness of First County Bank,” said First County Bank Chairman and CEO Rey Giallongo. “We look forward to their contribution and advice as we grow our franchise.” The board of directors recruits potential corporators who have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves and are successful in their business or profession.

Moore, 60, is president and CEO of Eastern Land Management Inc., a Stamford-based landscape maintenance, construction and consulting company he founded more than 35 years ago. The Stamford resident and father of two adult children is responsible for business development, market analysis, financial benchmarking and strategic planning for the company. He also serves on the boards of Stamford Tree Foundation, Trinity High School and State University of New York at Cobleskill Horticulture Department. Moore is president of the Umbrella Club, and is a member of the Connecticut Groundskeepers Association and the Connecticut Irrigation Contractors Association.

Murray, 48, is an attorney and partner with Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC’s New Canaan office, and a sitting judge for the Darien-New Canaan Probate Court. Murray joined Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara in 2005 after working at Curtis, Brinckerhoff & Barrett in Stamford from 1995 to 2005. He has been a local practicing attorney for more than 20 years.

In addition to being a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, Murray is also a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association and past president of the Connecticut Fordham Law Association. He also serves on the boards of the Community Fund of Darien, the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce and the Darien YMCA.

When not practicing law, the Darien resident and father of four coaches youth soccer, basketball and baseball.

Salvatore, 41, is founder and president of Stamford-based RMS Construction Ltd., a full service commercial and residential construction company. The New Canaan resident and father of four started out as a commercial real estate broker with William Pitt Real Estate and then Grubb & Ellis before establishing RMS Construction in 1996.

Salvatore also serves on the boards of American Cancer Society, Downtown Special Services District, New Canaan Country School, Real Estate Finance Association and Woodway Country Club.

A First County Bank corporator plays a critical role in a mutual community bank. Corporators are centers of influence with diverse backgrounds from both for-profit and nonprofit sectors that represent communities the bank serves.

The role of a First County Bank corporator includes the following:

  • To act as the bank’s eyes and ears into the community – the bank’s emissaries into the local communities
  • To promote the mission and vision of the bank and recognize the value of its mutual charter to the community
  • To assist the bank in increasing its visibility, credibility and importance in the community whenever the opportunity arises
  • To assess and advise the bank on community needs and resources
  • To support the bank’s business development efforts
  • To provide feedback with respect to the bank’s overall customer service

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