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First County Bank Announces Executive Promotions

Rey Giallongo, chairman and chief executive officer of First County Bank, recently announced the promotions of six executives to senior vice president roles.

“First County Bank is committed to a culture of excellence at every level of the organization. These promotions will allow the company to better position itself for continued growth, greater risk management and emphasis on technologically focused products and services,” explained Giallongo. “It is with great pleasure I announce the promotion of several key team members who play an integral role in shaping First County Bank’s strategy and performance.” These promotions follow an organizational restructure that occurred earlier this year.

Bob Granata Bob Granata, who held the title of senior vice president, retail banking services and risk officer, was named senior vice president, chief credit and chief risk officer. He runs all credit risk and operational compliance programs, commercial and consumer credit administration, oversight of the bank’s credit policies, appraisal management and workout areas. Granata joined First County in 2007.
Karen Kelly Karen Kelly, who was first vice president, director of marketing, sales and product development, has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer, a new position within the bank. Kelly has been charged with the oversight of the bank’s sales function and deposit growth strategies, as well as corporate communications, advertising, direct marketing and product development. Kelly joined the bank in 2008.
Dave Metzgar Dave Metzgar, who was first vice president, senior trust officer, has been named senior vice president, trust and investment division. In his new position, Metzgar will oversee the entire department and its team of executives who provide investment management and fiduciary services to a variety of clients, including individuals, growing businesses, corporations, nonprofit and religious organizations, retirement accounts, and trust and estate relationships. Metzgar will continue to promote the bank’s trust services and assist new clients with the establishment of new trust accounts. Along with this promotion, Metzgar, who joined First County Bank in 1985, will join his colleagues as part of the bank’s senior management team.
Willard Miley Willard Miley, previously first vice president branch administrator, has been named senior vice president and director of retail banking. Miley will lead the management of First County’s retail and small business divisions, and the management of deposit and branch operations. Miley, who joined the bank in 2002, also will join the bank’s senior management team.
Peter Rugen Peter Rugen, who was first vice president director information technology, has been promoted to senior vice president chief administrative officer, responsible for management of IT, network services, information security, real estate services, e-business relationships and project management. Rugen joined First County in 1985.
June Walker June Walker, who was first vice president, director human resources, was promoted to senior vice president, director human resources. Walker joined the bank in January.

“These people are exceptionally talented individuals who have grown and developed their knowledge through some of the most challenging years the banking industry has ever experienced,” said Kathy Harris, First County Bank’s president and COO. These individuals have been strong contributors to the success of our bank. Rey and I expect each to continue to make significant contributions to the long-term success of First County Bank in their new roles.”

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