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First County Bank Welcomes Juanita T. James as New Board Member

jjFirst County Bank is pleased to announce that Juanita T. James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, has been named to First County Bank’s board of directors. James was officially appointed to the board at the June 21, 2017 meeting.

“Juanita’s community involvement through volunteerism and business leadership are renowned. She brings substantial business expertise to our board. Juanita has served First County Bank as a Corporator for the past ten years,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “We know she will be an exceptional addition to our board of directors.”

James has an extensive background dedicated to community and volunteer service and has received a multitude of accolades which include:

  • NAACP “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut”
  • Stamford Public Education Foundation “Excellence in Education”
  • Moffly Media “Light a Fire”
  • Stamford “Citizen of the Year”.

In addition to her appointment to the First County Bank board of directors, Juanita also serves as Asbury Automotive Group, director; Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, director; CT Council of Philanthropy, director; Lesley University, trustee; Princeton University, trustee emerita.

James has been a corporator at First County Bank since June 2007.  In addition to her time at Pitney Bowes, Inc., as chief marketing and communications officer, she previously held key business positions at Time Warner, Inc. and Bertelsmann, Inc. James earned a master’s degree in business policy from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Romance languages from Princeton University. In addition, she has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Fairfield University and from Mitchell College. Juanita and her husband, Dudley Williams Jr., live in Stamford and have an adult son, Dudley, III.

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