FAIRFIELD COUNTY BANK ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS AND VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Ridgefield, CT—January 23, 2023: Ridgefield, CT: Fairfield County Bank recently announced the 2023 Leadership Award Winners and Volunteer of the Year.
Employees are nominated by colleagues before the Bank’s holiday party, at which the winners are announced. This year, Sean Hargraves, Assistant Vice President of Sales Management, and Christine Alequin, Deposit Operations Team Lead were the Leadership Award Recipients. Diana Kessler, Assistant Branch Manager of the 150 Danbury Road Office in Ridgefield was named Volunteer of the Year.
Diana works fastidiously with local non-profits and this year alone has volunteered well over 100 hours across 16 different organizations. As part of the Volunteer of the Year award, the Bank donates an additional $1,000 to a local charity that the winner selects. Diana chose SOAR Together, Inc. When choosing her charity, Diana said, “I not only strongly believe in their mission of working to end the epidemic of loneliness but have been inspired by Ginger’s energy and passion for the cause. I am excited to join the Advisory Board and look forward to helping SOAR further spread its wings.”
Sean Hargraves has been with the Bank since 2012 and has held a variety of roles across Retail Banking and Sales Management. Mr. Hargraves plays a key role in overseeing the sales and service agenda for the Bank as well as managing internal communication and recognition events. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and the Connecticut School of Finance and Management (CSFM).
Christine Alequin started her career with Fairfield County Bank in 2006 and has been an integral part of the Deposit Operations team since. She oversees a team of three, is responsible for verifying outgoing wires, and helped develop the Bank’s new account opening training which she actively trains the retail banking team on. She is a graduate of the Fairfield County Bank Master Class Program.
“Both Sean and Christine have contributed tremendously to the Bank during their tenure,” said Daniel Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank. “Sales Management and Deposit Operations are two departments that work behind the scenes to make our success possible, and we are thrilled to recognize them as our Leadership Award winners this year.”
Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield Country Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior Client relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County—strengthening our communities. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.