First County Bank CEO to step down next year
First County Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Reyno Giallongo, Jr. will retire in August, with the bank’s president and chief operating officer, Robert Granata, picked to succeed him, the bank announced Monday.
The succession will mark the first change in Stamford-based First County’s chief executive position since Giallongo took the post in 2011. Related to Giallongo’s retirement, Executive Vice President Willard Miley will replace Granata as president and chief operating officer.
First County would use the next year to transition its internal, external and community partnerships with a seamless change in leadership, bank officials said.
“We want to ensure our customers and employees that we are taking a strategic approach to our executive leadership plan and have the best in mind for the bank, now and in the future,” Giallongo said in a statement. “Bob Granata and I have been working closely together to assure a smooth transition of the executive and board leadership of the bank...The board and I are confident the succession plan will continue to steer First County Bank successfully now and into the future.”