Jay McGuinness Joins Chelsea Groton Bank Lending Center in Hartford County

Groton, CT – Jay McGuinness, of Wallingford, CT, recently joined Chelsea Groton Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer – Glastonbury.  He will be based at the Bank’s Lending Center in Glastonbury, and will work to develop commercial loan and commercial mortgage relationships with centers of influence in the Greater Hartford and Greater New Haven market areas.
“With over 30 years of commercial lending experience, mostly in Hartford, New Haven and Middlesex Counties, Jay will be a great addition to our team as we continue to build our presence in Glastonbury and beyond,” said Carolyn Welch, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager at Chelsea Groton Bank. “Jay has experience managing all aspects of commercial deals, from lead generation to loan structuring to legal documentation, as well as a reputation for building strong relationships with all involved in business transactions. We are excited to welcome Jay to the Chelsea Groton team.”
Most recently, Jay was a Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer at First Niagara / Key Bank. Prior to that, he was a Commercial Loan Officer for Connecticut Innovations. Jay has held numerous management and senior management positions with local banks throughout his career.
Jay graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a BA in Business Administration. He attended graduate school at University of New Haven. 
He was recently named Vice-Chairman of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA. Jay was previously Chairman of the Board of Hamden/North Haven YMCA; a member of the Finance Committee of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA; a member of the Board of Directors of East Haven Chamber of Commerce; and an active member of several steering committees and boards for community parades, festivals, chambers of commerce, and more.

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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 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.