Linda West has been named first vice president, commercial lending of Bankwell, which is headquartered in New Canaan.

"Linda has brought great value and expertise to the bank's lending team with her vast experience in the local commercial arena," Bankwell President Heidi DeWyngaert said. "She has a strong track record of developing loans and full depository relationships with customers."

West, who joined Bankwell in 2010, is a member of the Real Estate Finance Association and has served as treasurer of the board of directors on the Norwalk Senior Center and chairman of the board of directors of the Norwalk YMCA.

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