12 Chelsea Groton Bank Employees Honored by Center for Financial Training

Groton, CT – The Center for Financial Training (CFT) recently honored 12 Chelsea Groton Bank employees – Lauren Arpin of North Stonington, Alyssa Bryan of Gales Ferry, Kelly Burke of Mystic, Mary Conti of Stonington, Dawn DeCristofaro of Ledyard, Ruth Eckhoff of Lebanon, Colleen Kluberdanz of Pawcatuck, Lisa Lamphere of Quaker Hill, Jessica L’Heureux of Groton, Elizabeth Owen of Norwich, Marjarie Perrone of Waterford, and Lori Tracy-Dufficy of Groton – during the annual graduation and awards ceremony.
“The Center for Financial Training offers courses of study in a range of topics that suit the individual interests of each employee,” said Denise Stapienski, Assistant Vice President and Training Manager. “At Chelsea Groton, we encourage employees to pursue continual education courses because we’ve found it benefits the employee, and in turn, improves the customer experience. Our employees dedicated many hours to their studies and we are proud of their accomplishments.”
Chelsea Groton team members were honored with the following awards and certificates:

  • Lauren Arpin, Senior Teller at the Norwichtown branch – First in Class Certificate: Principles of Banking
  • Alyssa Bryan, Senior Direct Banking and eCommerce Representative – Introduction to Financial Services Certificate
  • Kelly Burke, AT, Senior Credit Specialist – First in Class Certificate: Real Estate Appraisal
  • Mary Conti, Customer Service Specialist at the Groton branch – Introduction to Supervision Certificate, Introduction to Sales and Service Certificate
  • Dawn DeCristofaro, VP, Commercial Loan Officer – Financial Services Marketing Diploma
  • Ruth Eckhoff, BSA Administrator – General Financial Services Diploma, Introduction to Financial Services Certificate, Introduction to Lending Certificate
  • Colleen Kluberdanz, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist – First in Class Certificate: Law and Banking Principles
  • Lisa Lamphere, Loan Servicing Team Lead – First in Class Certificate: Supervision
  • Jessica L’Heureux, Teller at the Pawcatuck branch – First in Class Certificate: Law and Banking Applications
  • Elizabeth Owen, Credit Analyst – First in Class Certificates: Money and Banking, Supervision; Diplomas: Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, and Advanced Financial Services  
  • Marjarie Perrone, Customer Service Specialist at the Salem branch – First in Class Certificate: Leading Your People to Success
  • Lori Tracy-Dufficy, SVP, Director of Sales and Service – First in Class Certificate: Principles of Banking
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About the Center for Financial Training
Since 1901, CFT has served the educational needs of the financial services industry and currently enrolls more than 10,000 financial institution employees in a variety of education and training programs each year. CFT is dedicated to providing professionally administered banker education and training that continually meets the educational needs of bank, credit union, and other employees in the financial services industry throughout our geographic market. To learn more, visit https://www.cftnow.org/.
About Chelsea Groton Bank
Based in Groton, CT, Chelsea Groton Bank is a full-service mutually owned bank with over $1 billion in assets. Chelsea Groton Bank’s products and services include consumer banking, business banking, mortgage and business lending, cash management and investment services. With 14 branch locations throughout New London County and a Loan Production Office in Hartford County, Chelsea Groton Bank also provides online and mobile banking, 24-hour telephone banking, and nationwide ATM banking for individuals, families and businesses. To learn more, please visit chelseagroton.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.