Ridgefield, CT – April 5, 2013:  Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services’ Board of Directors has selected Mark R. Connelly as President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2013.  Concurrently, Robert E. Spadaccia will transition from President and Chief Executive Officer to Vice Chairman.  Bob will remain on the Insurance Board, manage key relationships and work with the Board on strategic priorities.  Dan Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank, stated, “I am pleased with the new roles that Mark and Bob are moving into and look forward to the positive effect it will have on our Insurance division.”    

Mark joined Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services in 2012 with the acquisition of The Connelly Agency, Inc., where he was President. The Connelly Agency, located in Fairfield, Connecticut, has been in operation since 1948 serving the needs of personal and commercial insurance clients. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for all day-to-day operations of Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services.

Bob was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services in November of 2004.  During his tenure, he successfully advanced the Insurance division and played an integral role in effectively serving the local residents and businesses of Fairfield and Westchester Counties.  In his 9 years of service, Bob made significant contributions to the Insurance division’s growth including the expansion of Insurance Services’ operating presence throughout Fairfield County.  He enlarged the Insurance divisions’ footprint in Fairfield and Stamford Connecticut and provided existing customers and prospects with enhanced insurance solutions.  

“It is my goal to ensure a smooth transition, and we are fortunate to have such an experienced executive to guide our team.  It has been my privilege to lead the company, and I am confident that Mark Connelly will continue to lead Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services to success by continuing to grow and effectively serve the personal, commercial and life and health insurance clients.”