Stamford, CT - First County Bank is pleased to announce the election of four new corporators: Noah Lapine, Edward Marcantonio, James McArdle, III and Ryan Moran at the June 20, 2018 annual board of directors meeting. A corporator is a unique role offered to community representatives and thought-leaders as part of the bank’s mutual charter. A First County Bank corporator promotes the mission and vision of the bank, and supports the business community and nonprofit development.
“We are excited to welcome these four new corporators to First County Bank. They represent diverse industries and bring a wealth of business experience which will provide direct insights into the local business community and enrich the bank’s operations,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “We are delighted Edward, James, Noah and Ryan joined us and we know they have the best interests of the Bank and community in mind. We look forward to their contributions.”
The First County Bank board of directors recruits corporators who are successful in their business or profession, and have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves. Corporators play a critical role in a mutual community bank. The role of a corporator includes: assisting the bank in increasing its visibility and credibility in the community, advising the bank on community and customer needs, supporting the bank’s business development, and providing customer service feedback.
First County Bank welcomes the following business leaders to their board of corporators:
Noah Lapine is owner and president of Lapine, Inc., a brand performance agency and family business, which opened in 1962, in Stamford, CT. He entered the family business and has over 22 years of experience with the company, and 14 years in his current position. The agency provides sales, marketing, branding and global sourcing for a wide range of clients. Lapine manages the overall strategy, strategic client relationships and is ultimately responsible for the performance of the agency. Noah started his career with Teach for America in the Taylor County, GA public school system. He is board chair of the Stamford Academy and a board member of both Mill River Park and the Young Presidents Club (YPO) Fairfield Chapter. He graduated cum laude and as a Dean’s Scholar from University of Rochester where he majored in Political Science and English. He continued his education at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Noah and his family live in Stamford.
Edward (Ed) Marcantonio is a principal in the Westport, CT law firm of Hermenze & Marcantonio, LLC. He practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, and is licensed in both Connecticut and New York. Ed has the highest rating (AV) for professional and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, included in the Moffly Media “The 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County List” in 2016 and 2017 and he was named a Connecticut “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers (2009-2012). He co-authored the “Wills” chapter of the Connecticut Lawyer’s Deskbook. Marcantonio’s is a member of the Estates and Probate Sections of the Connecticut, Fairfield County and New York State Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County. He was a past president of the Westport Bar Association and past chair of the Estates and Probate Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association. Marcantonio serves on the board of trustees for the Connecticut Food Bank. He was a member of the executive committee for the Westport Democratic Town Committee, board chairman for Assessment Appeals and served on the board of directors of the Westport-Weston United Way. He graduated cum laude from Columbia College with a B.A. in Russian Studies and was on the Dean’s List from Fordham Law School where he earned his J.D. Marcantonio continues his education as a regular attendee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning at University of Miami School of Law. Ed and his partner live in Westport.
James McArdle, III
James McArdle, III is owner, president and CEO of McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich, CT. McArdle’s is a family owned business which has beautified homes in Greenwich and surrounding towns since 1910. James has continued the family business into its fourth generation and new millennium, adding new services. He has worked at the business for over 29 years with 25 of those as general manager and 6 years as the owner. The business is a fixture in Greenwich and has hosted the Reindeer Festival, and joined forces with Friends of Autism, Breast Cancer Alliance, Greenwich Land Trust, Boys and Girls Club, Kids in Crisis, Adopt-a-Dog and many other organizations. They also support local Little League teams and Greenwich High School clubs. James serves as an elder at Stanwich Church, is on the board for the Center for Hope and Renewal. He also serves on the advisory board for Breast Cancer Alliance and Greenwich Tree Conservancy. McArdle earned his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University, majoring in Horticulture and minoring in Business. He lives in Greenwich with his family.
Ryan Moran is president and CEO of Coastwise Capital, LLC which is a privately held residential and commercial real estate investment, development, management and construction company based in Westport, CT. Coastal is primarily comprised of two core businesses: Coastal Construction Group, a luxury, new home construction company; and Coastal Equity Partners, a commercial real estate group, focused on acquiring premium retail and mixed-use properties in lower Fairfield County. Ryan founded the company in 2006 and directs the investment, management and operations of the company. He is a member of the board of director for Fairfield Theatre Company. Moran graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. He and his family live in Fairfield, CT.