Chelsea Groton Employees Honored by Center for Financial Training

Groton, CT – The Center for Financial Training (CFT) recently honored 12 Chelsea Groton Bank employees – Susan Bailey of Norwich, Alyssa Bryan of Gales Ferry, Jessica Charette of Groton, Stephanie Han of East Lyme, Dorothy Houde of Bozrah, Lisa Lamphere of Quaker Hill, Kerri McGrath of Waterford, Amy Prince of Richmond, RI, Jennifer Seuferling of Groton, Allison Silva of Richmond, RI,  Lori Tracy-Dufficy of Groton, and Kayla Trenholm of Hope Valley, RI – 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:

  • Susan Bailey, AS, Retail Lending Underwriter – First in Class Certificate: Economics
  • Alyssa Bryan, Senior Direct Banking and eCommerce Representative – General Financial Services Diploma
  • Jessica Charette, Senior Teller at the Pawcatuck branch – First in Class Certificates: Business Math and Deposit Accounts and Services
  • Stephanie Han, Head Teller at the Waterford branch – Consumer Lending and Advanced Financial Services Diplomas, Introduction to Lending Certificate,  and First in Class Certificate: Selling Fundamentals
  • Dorothy Houde, Customer Care Representative -  General Financial Services Diploma
  • Lisa Lamphere, Loan Servicing Team Lead – First in Class Certificate: Consumer Lending
  • Kerri McGrath, Customer Service Specialist at the Mystic Branch – First in Class Certificates: Principles of Banking and Consumer Lending
  • Amy Prince, Customer Care Representative – First in Class Certificates: Teller Operations and Business Math
  • Jennifer Seuferling, Branch Manager at the North Stonington branch – Consumer Lending,  General Financial Services, and Advanced Financial Services Diplomas, , Introduction to Lending Certificate, First in Class Certificates: Accounting and Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Allison Silva, Retail Lending Underwriter – Introduction to Lending Certificate
  • Lori Tracy-Dufficy, EVP, Director of Sales and Service – First in Class Certificates: Money and Banking, Consumer Lending, Supervision, and Business Communications
  • Kayla Trenholm, Teller at the Pawcatuck Branch – Introduction to Financial Services Certificate and First in Class Certificate: Deposit Accounts and Services
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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
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, 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 Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.