Robert J. Granata promoted at First County Bank

First County Bank has announced the recent promotion of Robert J. Granata to executive vice president, chief credit and risk officer responsible for the bank’s mortgage operations, credit administration, and compliance and enterprise risk management programs. Granata, based at the administrative office of First County Bank in Stamford, oversees the residential underwriting and processing functions. He participates in the formulation, coordination and implementation of new/enhanced products and services throughout the bank, as well as the overall planning and direction of the bank.

“At First County Bank we value the experience and expertise of our employees and prefer to promote from within,” said Katherine Harris, president and chief operating officer of First County Bank. “Bob has been with First County Bank since 2007, and we are excited to recognize his contributions to the bank. He has enhanced the bank’s strategic planning process and is a valuable member of the bank’s senior management team.”

From 2007 to 2010, Granata held the position of first vice president, controller and risk officer. He was then promoted to senior vice president, chief credit and risk officer in 2011. Granata is a board member of Children’s Learning Center (CLC) and has been serving on its Finance Committee since 2007.

Granata lives in Trumbull with his wife and four sons.