First County Bank Appoints Christopher Hayden as Chief Risk Officer

STAMFORD, CT, July 2, 2024 First County Bank has named Christopher Hayden as its newly appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer. Hayden will be responsible for the company’s enterprise and regulatory risk management functions that serve to safeguard the organization’s customers, reputation, assets and its longevity.

Hayden will report directly to First County Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Granata. He will serve as a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team, and several other committees including the Investment, Pricing, Asset and Liability Management and Compliance Management Committee.

“Christopher has a strong track record of leadership and success. His deep knowledge in enterprise risk management and regulatory compliance makes him the ideal addition to our leadership team as we continue to grow our mutual community bank. We are pleased to welcome Christopher to First County Bank,” said Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank.

Prior to joining First County Bank, Hayden served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer with $3 billion Orange Bank and Trust of New York, followed by five years as Enterprise Risk Management Manager with Provident Bank as they grew from under $10 billion to $25 billion.

Hayden received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Buffalo and is a resident of Mount Kisco, NY. Chris has been actively involved serving his Westchester community for many years as a Little League coach and founded “The NeighborHerd”, a non-profit that provides healthy, locally raised food to school programs and the community at large.

Christopher Hayden


About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 13 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan, and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $2 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces award 2020-2023. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, X, and LinkedIn.

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