STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Bonora to senior vice president, chief credit and chief risk officer. As a member of the senior management team John will oversee the strategic direction and leadership of the enterprise wide compliance and operational risk management program. John’s responsibilities will also include Commercial Credit Administration, Consumer Credit Administration, Residential Processing and Underwriting, as well as Loan Review.
John has been with First County Bank since 2012. Bonora was recently honored as one of the Fairfield County 2014 “40 Under 40” business executives selected by the Fairfield County Business Journal for demonstrating extraordinary leadership qualities, ongoing commitment to personal and professional development, and outstanding accomplishments that have made an impact in their business sector. John currently volunteers as the Chairman of the American Bankers Association Compliance Administrative Committee and has earned national recognition as a subject matter expert for identity theft, vendor management and information security compliance.
“John is a valuable member of the First County Bank team and his strong background in operational risk and compliance is an asset to our operations,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “We look forward to seeing John’s continued success and contributions to First County Bank and our industry.”
Bonora has been involved in the financial services industry since 2001. John is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager. He has a master of science in financial risk management from the University of Connecticut and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics-finance from Bentley University. He has completed FDIC’s Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection Risk Management Training Program and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, at The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania. He also is actively engaged in the various community engagement efforts administered by First County Bank in the lower Fairfield County area.
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 160 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.3 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com. Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/firstcountybank. Follow it on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/firstcountybank or look for First County Bank on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/920207.