Wendy Macedo, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager
Meet Wendy Macedo, Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager of our Westport Avenue branch in Norwalk.
Tell us a little about yourself
I used to play with money and cash registers as a child and my dad told me I would be a banker someday. Once he opened a joint checking account with me when I was 16 and showed me how to balance the statement, I was hooked. I have been in banking covering various parts of Fairfield County for over 25 years now.
My husband and I are lifelong Norwalk residents and I am the proud mom of two wonderful grown sons and a daughter getting ready to go off to college next year. I absolutely cherish the time we get to spend together as a family. I love being outdoors and spending time at the beach when I can. I also enjoy community volunteer events, reading, baking, sports (especially football), and most recently Zumba!
What is the favorite part of your role with First County Bank?
Being a branch manager at First County Bank, I’m able to make a difference in people’s personal and business banking experience by being responsive and offering solutions for their financial needs. I am empowered to think outside the box and have the flexibility to accommodate my customers’ needs.
I also enjoy helping to create a pleasant work environment for my employees. Spending eight hours a day together is always nicer when everyone is happy.
What is the most frequent question you receive from customers?
When introducing new people to First County Bank, often they will ask ‘What makes First County special or different?’ It’s one of my favorite questions. Having worked at both large and smaller banks in my career, I can speak directly from experience. This gives me the opportunity to explain first, that working and banking at a mutual bank with no stockholders, such as First County, is very different than a publicly held bank needing to answer to stockholders. First County Bank’s local decision-making benefits customers first and values our employees at the same time. Our commitment to the community is apparent everywhere you look: from the work of the First County Bank Foundation to the commitment of our employee volunteers who generously give their time to local causes and nonprofits.
Do you have a favorite First County Bank moment?
I remember walking into the Norwalk Oyster Festival – a popular family event in the area – as a First County Bank volunteer for the first time and seeing a sea of teal First County Bank t-shirts everywhere I looked! I remember thinking to myself “Wow, I am really proud to be a part of this organization”.
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