Ridgefield, CT—July 31, 2023: Ridgefield, CT: Fairfield County Bank is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Arianna Middleton, Vice President of Electronic Banking and Deborah Hull, Vice President of Finance, from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

AriannaMiddletonThis rigorous program takes place over three years and is comprised of week-long in person sessions with extension work between. Leadership courses are taught by faculty from the Wharton School and designed to help students take on broader responsibilities and create more value for their organization. Initial courses focus on individual styles, skill sets and development and then turn to more complex managerial and leadership solutions at the enterprise level.

The ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking continues to lead the way as the industry's preeminent graduate banking program. Graduates receive both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton Business School Leadership Certificate.

“We are exceptionally proud of our graduates and the work they diligently put in over the last three years. I am looking forward to the implementation of what they learned to better help our clients and the Bank as a whole,” said Daniel Berta, President of Fairfield County Bank.

Deborah HullThe Stonier Graduate School program is specifically designed to prepare senior-level bankers and regulators for the decision-making and oversight required to navigate change. The school is focused on providing students with the knowledge and skills to recognize and address high-level management issues and implement effective solutions.


Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield Country Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior Client 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.