STAMFORD, CT - First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce that Karen M. Kelly was named vice president at First County Bank Foundation replacing Katherine A. Harris who retired on July 1, 2014, after serving the foundation since its inception in 2001. In addition, RoseMary Ogden was named secretary at First County Bank Foundation taking over from Karen Kelly. Kelly and Ogden will further promote the foundation’s mission to support local communities and organizations committed to serving others in lower Fairfield County.
“We look forward to Karen’s and RoseMary’s continued participation as strong contributors to the First County Bank Foundation and expanding their responsibilities to ensure that local community needs continue to be met,” said Rey Giallongo, president of First County Bank Foundation and First County Bank chairman and CEO.
Kelly joined First County Bank in 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in financial services marketing. She is currently senior vice president and chief marketing officer at First County Bank and had been the foundation secretary since 2009. She was named a 2013 Women of FIRE, which recognizes leaders in the finance, insurance and real estate industry. Kelly serves as a member of the board of directors of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. She is also a member of the board of trustees of Senior Services of Stamford. Kelly is a resident of Norwalk.
Ogden joined First County Bank in 2011 and serves as corporate secretary and executive assistant to the CEO and chairman, as well as the COO and president. She has been with First County Bank Foundation since early 2012. RoseMary continues to be responsible for the administration of the grant process as well as other awards available through the Foundation. Ogden serves as a member of the board of directors of Getabout, Inc. She also volunteers her time with Waveny LifeCare Network and Staying Put in New Canaan. RoseMary is a resident of Darien.