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New Canaan resident named bank corporator

Updated 11:41 am, Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Laura Walbert, co-founder and managing director of Fraser Walbert Media in New Canaan, was elected a corporator for First County Bank. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    Laura Walbert, co-founder and managing director of Fraser Walbert Media in New Canaan, was elected a corporator for First County Bank. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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Laura Walbert, co-founder and managing director of Fraser Walbert Media in New Canaan, was elected one of six new corporators for First County Bank.

"These new corporators bring a wealth of experience in diverse industries, which will enrich the bank's operations," Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO, said. "First County Bank has worked together with these individuals and knows they have the best interests of the bank in mind. We look forward to their contribution and advice."

The First County Bank board of directors recruits corporators who are successful in their business or profession, and have strong knowledge of the communities the bank serves, which includes New Canaan. The role of a corporator includes assisting the bank in increasing its visibility and credibility in the community, advising it on community and customer needs, supporting its business development and providing customer service feedback.

Walbert's company provides communication products to the financial service industry.

Prior to founding her own firm, she was a financial reporter and staff writer for Fortune, Forbes Magazine, Money and the New York Times. She is involved in a number of civic and philanthropic organizations in New Canaan.

She has bachelor's degrees in business administration and magazine journalism from Syracuse University.

The other corporators are Goitom (Tom) Bellete, president of GB Parking and Vineyard Development in Stamford; Irene Dixon, director of sales and marketing for the Norwalk Garden Inn; Jevera Kaye Hennessey, a partner in the law firm of Kaye and Hennessey in Greenwich; Michael Pavia, former mayor of Stamford and a local real estate developer; and Ann P. Rogers, executive director of the Norwalk Community College Foundation.