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Thomaston Savings Bank Announces Promotions

11/01/2021

During the 2021 Annual Meeting, Thomaston Savings Bank announced several employee promotions and new roles within the Bank.

“We are always delighted to promote employees and watch them transition and excel in their new positions. It is rewarding to see our employees step into these roles, embrace them and develop into strong, established leaders. The Bank takes pride in investing in our employee culture with the intent that our staff will continue to grow and advance with us.” – Stephen L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank, President & CEO

Altrin Elmazi, was promoted to Vice President, Information Security Officer.

Altrin joined the Bank in 2017 and has since excelled in his previous role of Systems Security Officer. In his new role, he oversees and supports information assets of the Bank by utilizing his extensive background and expertise in cyber and business information security to ensure the best practices and policies are being put forward. Altrin is recognized as a Certified Banking Security Manager from the SBS Institute and he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor degree in Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University.

Whitney Cadett, was promoted to Vice President, Marketing Officer.

Whitney joined the Bank over three years ago, bringing previous experience from working at another financial institution. She oversees the strategic marketing plan and has been successful in attracting more of the Bank’s target demographic, while offering new ideas to improve revenue, control expenses and make effective use of resources. Whitney is active in the community serving on several boards including the Children’s Community School and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, and she is a member of the Young Professionals of the Waterbury Region (YPOWR). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Post University.

Marilyn Perzan, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager.

Marilyn joined Thomaston Savings Bank in 2011 as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Marilyn brought decades of mortgage and retail banking managerial experience with her. She transitioned to Retail Banking several years ago, managing some of the Bank’s largest offices. Marilyn is responsible for managing both the Terryville and Oakville offices.

Antonella Calabrese, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager.

Antonella joined the Bank in 2019 as Branch Manager of the newest branch in Farmington. She brought extensive knowledge of the consumer and commercial customer base of Farmington to the team. Antonella will be responsible for overseeing both the Farmington and Unionville branches. 

Cheryl Lindstrom, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Community Outreach Officer.

Cheryl joined the Bank in 2015 and was promoted to the newly formed position of Community Outreach Coordinator. After excelling in this role she then transitioned to Community Outreach Officer. Cheryl will continue to serve as the Bank’s primary representative and coordinator for all external Bank and Foundation sponsorships, events and community outreach programs.

Marci Neri, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Human Resource Officer.

Marci began her career at Thomaston Savings Bank in Retail Banking in 2000. She was later transferred to the Human Resources Department where several promotions followed to her current position as Human Resources Officer. Marci is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Human Resources programs and staff. 

Renee Russell, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, BSA Officer.

Renee joined the Bank in 2019 bringing extensive experience in the area of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In her new role, Renee is responsible for performing duties associated with the accuracy and effectiveness of our BSA, Anti-Money Laundering, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) activities.

Chad Belanger, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Treasury Analyst.

Chad has been involved with the Bank since high school, participating in the pilot School-To-Career Program. He returned to the Bank in 2011 after receiving his Bachelor’s degree and had been in his previous position of Junior Treasury Analyst since 2018. In his new role, Chad performs analysis and makes recommendations on a variety of treasury activities as well as assisting with asset/liability management. 

Antonio Ponte, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Small Business Lender.

Tony has had years of experience as an entrepreneur in retail and real estate. He joined the Bank in 2014 and was successful in his previous roles, cultivating new business relationships and serving as an instrumental part in processing the high volume of PPP Loans.

Michael Dayton, was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Small Business Lender.

Michael joined the Bank in 2016 serving as Branch Manager for the opening of the Oakville Branch. He then transitioned into business development positions in Commercial Lending and helped spearhead the Bank’s cash management initiatives.

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