First County Bank is pleased to announce the election of four new corporators at the June 17, 2015 annual meeting. A corporator is a unique role offered to community representatives and thought-leaders as part of the bank’s mutual charter. A First County Bank corporator promotes the mission and vision of the bank, and supports the business community and nonprofit development.
“These new corporators bring a wealth of experience in diverse industries which will enrich the bank’s operations and provide direct insights into the local business community,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “First County Bank has worked together with these people and knows they have the best interests of the bank in mind. We look forward to their contribution and advice.”
The First County Bank board of directors recruits corporators who are successful in their business or profession, and have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves. Corporators play a critical role in a mutual community bank. The role of a corporator includes: assisting the bank in increasing its visibility and credibility in the community, advising the bank on community and customer needs, supporting the bank’s business development, and providing customer service feedback.
First County Bank welcomes the following to their board of corporators:
David Genovese is the CEO of Baywater Properties, headquartered in Darien, which he founded in 2001. He currently serves on the board of The Human Services Council of Norwalk, Darien Athletic Foundation and the Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut. David is a graduate of Colby College, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School). In 2007, David was named as one of the “40 under 40” business leaders in Fairfield County. He lives in Darien and is married with 4 children. David’s interests include skiing, fishing and golf.
Lisa Foster is VP of Global Marketing, Business Acquisition & Recruiting at MMA (Marketing Management Analytics) located in Norwalk. She is involved with several community activities which include volunteering at the Open Door Shelter soup kitchen, the Weston Warm-up Fund, Weston Young Women’s Club and the PTO as Recording Secretary and Fundraising Chairman. Lisa graduated from Michigan State University. She lives in Weston and is married with two adult children. Lisa’s interests include golf, travel and reading.
Dominic Franchella is the owner of Stamford Ford Lincoln, which he has owned since March 2009. He has been in the retail vehicle industry for 33 years. He is currently involved with charitable organizations which include St. Matthew Parish and the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford. He graduated from SUNY and Pace University. Dominic resides in Norwalk and is married with 2 daughters. Dominic’s interests include tennis, golf and travel.
John Polera is President of the Law office of John C. Polera which has offices in Stamford, CT and Garden City, NY. His areas of practice include: commercial and residential real estate, real estate development, condominium formation, commercial and residential finance work, trust and estate planning and administration, tax planning and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and business planning. John is a member of American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association. He has been practicing as a tax and legal professional since 1986. Polera graduated from Tulane University, University of Miami School of Law and Boston University School of Law. John resides in Armonk, NY, and is married with 2 daughters. His interests include golf, traveling and socializing with friends.