Ridgefield, CT – January 19, 2017: Fairfield County Bank is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Debra Verbeke to Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Mrs. Verbeke has been with the Bank since 2004 and has held key roles in the Human Resources Department, including Vice President of Employee Relations and Staffing, which later led to her promotion to Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

As Executive Vice President, Debra will lead the Human Resources department in the development and execution of several strategic initiatives including the championship of ‘workplace of choice’ philosophy and culture. Mrs. Verbeke is responsible for market competiveness and to ensure the Bank is compliant with State and Federal regulations within all facets of the employment cycle.

Debra graduated from State University of New York Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business. She holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). Before joining Fairfield County Bank, Mrs. Verbeke worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. as the Project Manager of Management Development and Training, was a past Director of Global Staffing and Employee Relations at Crompton Corporation, formerly known as Witco, and later the Northeast Human Resource Manager for Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Mrs. Verbeke is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEPB). She is also a participating supporter of The Bridge to Independent and Career Opportunities (TBICO) in Fairfield County, the Gallon Club at the American Red Cross and New York Blood Center, John Jay High School PTO and Booster Club. Debra volunteers her time at St. Mary’s Church in Katonah, New York.

Mrs. Verbeke currently resides in South Salem, New York with her husband and two children.

Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank headquartered in Ridgefield, CT with locations throughout Fairfield County. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.