Lynne ByingtonRidgefield, CT – April 1, 2019 – Fairfield County Bank recently appointed Ralph L. DePanfilis, CPA as the new Chairman of the Board effective May 1, 2019. Ralph will be replacing longtime Chairman, Paul S. McNamara, who retired at the end of 2018 after 32 years of dedicated service.

Mr. DePanfilis is the Founder and Managing Partner of R.L. DePanfilis & Co. LLC. Ralph’s career began in public accounting with Ernst & Young before forming his firm in 1979. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting, auditing and management and business consulting to closely held companies in a variety of industries as well as tax preparation and planning for businesses and individuals. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA), AICPA Tax Division member, and CTCPA Investment Committee. Formally also served on the CTCPA State Government Affairs Committee, CTCPA Accounting and Reporting Standards Committee, past Chairperson of CTCPA Legislation Committee and past Board of Governors of CTCPA.

Ralph’s experience and background have enabled him to serve as Vice-Chairman of Fairfield County Bank since 2004 and lead the Bank’s Asset and Liability Committee team. He was elected to the Bank’s board in 1999 and formerly served as a board member of Connecticut Renaissance, Inc, the Norwalk YMCA and the Norwalk Rotary Club where he was also the past President. Mr. DePanfilis currently serves on the Audit Committee of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

“The vast experience Mr. DePanfilis brings to the board as Chairman will continue to benefit the Bank and our Community,” said David Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Fairfield County Bank. “We are very excited, and we look forward to Ralph’s vision of keeping Fairfield County Bank a prominent financial institution.”

Mr. DePanfilis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley University receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield County Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior customer relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County - strengthening our communities.  Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.