Chelsea Groton Bank Promotes 13 Employees

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January 30, 2019
Groton, CT – Chelsea Groton Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of 13 employees following a Board of Trustees meeting.
 
“Chelsea Groton Bank has been successful for 165 years because of the hard-working team of people we have here,” said Michael Rauh, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “Each of the employees earning a promotion exhibits the traits and behaviours we value and has shown a high level of dedication to their job and the communities we serve. Congratulations to these well-deserving members of the Chelsea team.”
 
Bill Mundell of Colchester, CT, has been promoted to Technology Operations Manager and Vice President in the Operations department. Bill will transition to the Technology department, expanding upon his skills and knowledge of the hardware, software and technical aspects of his current role.  Bill joined Chelsea Groton Bank in January, 2017 after nine years at Peoples Bank in IT and Electronic Services.  He is a graduate of American International College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management of Information Systems and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  He also holds the designation of Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).
 
Susan Bailey of Norwich, CT, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President for the Retail Lending department. Susan joined Chelsea Groton Bank in 2016 with 20 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. In 2018, Susan was promoted to Retail Lending Underwriter II and Assistant Secretary for the Retail Lending Department. She holds bachelors’ degrees in Magazine Journalism and Psychology from Syracuse University. She is actively involved in the United Way Allocations Panel and participates in several community and Bank-sponsored events.
 
Penni Harlow of Oakdale, CT, Customer Solutions Manager in Mystic, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President.  Penni joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Head Teller of the Mystic branch in 2005 and has served in various retail positions. Penni was promoted to Mystic Branch Manager in 2015. She is a 2015 graduate of the Chelsea Professional Management Series and a 2017 graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management. Penni serves on the Board of the Greater Area Mystic Chamber of Commerce and volunteers for community events such as the Mystic Irish Parade, Mystic Eats, Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival, Special Olympics Penguin Plunge, and the Pirate Invasion.
 
Kelly Hoadley of Mystic, CT, Portfolio Administrator, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President.  Kelly joined Chelsea Groton Bank in 2011 as a Credit Analyst.  She was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst in 2012 and to Portfolio Administrator in 2018. Kelly serves as a member of the New London Lions Club and the United Way Allocations Panel.  Kelly received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management, RMA Loan Officer Resident Seminar, and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Leadership Program. 
 
Nancy Murphy of Mystic, CT, Data Management Specialist, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President.  Nancy joined Chelsea Groton Bank in 1998 as a Mortgage Processor and then held several positions in the Loan Servicing department. In 2009, she transferred to the Systems Department as a Programmer/Analyst and in 2012, she became a Business Intelligence Analyst in the newly created Business Intelligence department.  Nancy is a 2003 graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management. Nancy has been actively involved with the Groton Scholarship Fund, the Fitch Music Boosters and the Special Olympics Penguin Plunge.
 
Regan Nichols of Westerly, RI, Customer Solutions Manager in Groton, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President.  Regan joined Chelsea Groton in 2005 and since that time has taken on retail banking positions with increased responsibilities.  Previously, Regan was Customer Solutions Manager in the Pawcatuck branch. Regan is a 2010 graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management, a 2013 graduate of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Leadership Program, and a 2015 graduate of the Chelsea Professional Management Series. Regan volunteers at many Bank-sponsored events and also serves on the scholarship committee for the Jonnycake Center of Westerly.
 
Giusy Beaman of Griswold, CT, Branch Operations Manager, has been promoted to Assistant Treasurer. Giusy joined Chelsea Groton in 1999 as a part-time teller, and has earned several promotions in retail banking since that time. Giusy was promoted to Branch Operations Manager in 2015. She is a 2010 graduate of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Leadership Program, a 2015 graduate of the Chelsea Professional Management Series, and a 2017 graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management. Giusy received a 2013 George Strouse Spirit Award in recognition for embodying and consistently demonstrating the values and spirit of Chelsea Groton Bank. She is an active volunteer at Bank-sponsored and community events.
 
Ana Healy of Westerly, RI, Retail Administrator and Skills Development Coach, has been promoted to Assistant Treasurer. Ana joined the bank in July 2016 as Branch Administration Specialist. Ana was promoted in July 2017 to Retail Administrator and Skills Development Coach, and in January 2018 to Assistant Secretary. In 2018, Ana received the Chelsea Award in recognition of her exceptional performance in the areas of sales, initiative, and customer service.  Ana is a 2018 graduate of the Chelsea Professional Management Series. She is actively involved in the community and volunteers regularly at Bank-sponsored events.
 
Kelly Meakem of Oakdale, CT, has been promoted to Business Banking Operations Manager and Assistant Treasurer. Kelly joined the Bank in 2008 as a teller. She became a Deposit Services Representative in 2014, Cash Management Specialist in 2015, and Business Banking Specialist in 2017. In 2018, Kelly was promoted to Business Banking Supervisor and Assistant Secretary. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2010, and graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management in 2016.
 
June Holaday of North Kingstown, RI, Assistant to the President, has been promoted to Assistant Secretary.  June joined Chelsea Groton in 2017. She provides administrative support and manages the Chelsea Groton Foundation.  She is a graduate of Villanova University and has held prior roles in marketing at several companies.  June is actively involved in the Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, as well as other Bank-sponsored and community events.
 
Rebecca Magner of Westerly, RI, Customer Solutions Manager, has been promoted to Assistant Secretary.  Rebecca joined the Pawcatuck branch in 2016 as Assistant Branch Manager and transferred to the Groton branch in the same role in 2017. Prior to her time at Chelsea Groton, Rebecca worked in the banking industry where she held positions in retail, cash management and merchant services. She is a 2018 graduate of the Chelsea Professional Management Series. Rebecca is an active member of the Chelsea Activity Team and a committee member for the American Heart Association’s Greater Westerly Heart Walk. She also serves on the Board of the Jonnycake Center of Westerly. 
 
Mario Siciliano of Westerly, RI, Technology Services Specialist, has been promoted to Assistant Secretary.  Mario joined Chelsea Groton in 2016 and has been instrumental in providing Bank-wide technical support and in developing the Bank’s new employee intranet, among other projects.  Mario has a degree in Information Technology, Network Engineering, from the New England Institute of Technology.
 
Alex Masse of Baltic, CT, has been named Operations and Business Banking Manager. In addition to his ongoing responsibility for sales leadership and operational management for Business Banking, Alex now has overall management responsibilities for the Deposit Operations department. Alex joined the Bank as a teller in 1998, and held various branch positions for 15 years. Since 2013, Alex has overseen the suite of treasury management tools and services offered at the Bank. In 2011, Alex was named a New Leader in Banking by the Connecticut Banker’s Association and in 2014, he was named one of Southeastern Connecticut’s 40 Under 40 honorees. Alex graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management, the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut Leadership Program. He serves on the Town of Sprague Board of Finance and is a Board member for the Sprague, Franklin, Canterbury Little League. He has also coached in the league for the past five years.
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About Chelsea Groton Bank
Based in Groton, CT, Chelsea Groton Bank is a full-service mutually owned bank with over $1.1 billion in assets. Chelsea Groton Bank’s products and services include consumer banking, business banking, mortgage and business lending, cash management, financial planning and financial education classes. 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.
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Barbara Curto, AVP, Marketing Manager
(860) 448-4118