First County Bank Foundation Names New Vice President, Secretary

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Karen Kelly of Norwalk has been named vice president of Stamford-based First County Bank Foundation.
Karen Kelly of Norwalk has been named vice president of Stamford-based First County Bank Foundation. Photo Credit: Contributed
RoseMary Ogden of Darien is the new secretary for First County Bank Foundation.
RoseMary Ogden of Darien is the new secretary for First County Bank Foundation. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – Karen M. Kelly was named vice president at Stamford-based First County Bank Foundation.

Kelly replaces Katherine A. Harris, who retired on July 1 after serving the foundation since its inception in 2001.

In addition, RoseMary Ogden was named secretary at First County Bank Foundation. Kelly and Ogden will promote the foundation’s mission to support local communities and organizations committed to serving others in lower Fairfield County.

“We look forward to Karen’s and RoseMary’s continued participation as strong contributors to the First County Bank Foundation and expanding their responsibilities to ensure that local community needs continue to be met,” said Rey Giallongo, president of First County Bank Foundation and First County Bank chairman and CEO.

Kelly joined First County Bank in 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in financial services marketing. She is currently senior vice president and chief marketing officer at First County Bank and had been the foundation secretary since 2009. She was named a 2013 Women of FIRE, which recognizes leaders in the finance, insurance and real estate industry. Kelly serves as a member of the board of directors of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. She is also a member of the board of trustees of Senior Services of Stamford. Kelly is a resident of Norwalk.

Ogden joined First County Bank in 2011 and serves as corporate secretary and executive assistant to the CEO and chairman, as well as the COO and president. She has been with First County Bank Foundation since early 2012. Ogden continues to be responsible for the administration of the grant process as well as other awards available through the Foundation. She serves as a member of the board of directors of Getabout Inc. She also volunteers her time with Waveny LifeCare Network and Staying Put in New Canaan. She is a resident of Darien.

First County Bank is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport.

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