Chelsea Groton Marketing Exec Blazes a Trail in Banking as Women of FIRE Honoree

The community-focused mission of Chelsea Groton Bank ignited an enthusiasm for the financial industry in Marketing Manager Barbara Curto four years ago. Her commitment to excellence has earned her recognition as a Women of FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) by Banking New England and American Business Media. Curto was selected for the prestigious award based on her success as an effective and results-driven leader who motivates employees by encouraging professional and personal growth.
“Barbara inspires her team every day with her commitment and creativity in promoting the bank’s initiatives,” said Lori Dufficy, EVP, Director of Sales & Service of Chelsea Groton Bank. “We are thrilled that her efforts in our industry are being celebrated.” 
Banking New England and American Business Media created the award to honor the women who are making a difference in their profession. The FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector has emerged as a keystone of the New England economy, transforming the knowledge, wealth and dreams of the world’s most ambitious visionaries into reality. As more and more women rise to the top of businesses and institutions in this sector, there is a growing need to shine a light on their achievements to inspire others.
Banking New England identifies the most talented, the most ambitious, the most innovative and the most philanthropic female leaders. Recipients are chosen through a very selective process. The winners were featured in the September/October issue of Banking New England and will be honored at an awards luncheon taking place October 11, 2019 at The Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick, MA.
As she is new to the banking industry, Curto was selected for and enthusiastically agreed to enroll in the two-year program offered by the Connecticut School of Finance and Management that provides insight into all facets of banking and leadership. Curto has enjoyed the challenge of responding to a constantly changing economy, banking regulations and how people do their banking.
“Working for a company that focuses on helping individuals, families and businesses get their start, plan for their future and find success is extremely gratifying,” explains Curto. “I am driven to share the bank’s contributions to the community through donations, employee volunteerism and financial education.”
About Chelsea Groton Bank
Based in Groton, Conn., 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 Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.