First County Bank Spotlight – Paul Bubniak

Meet Trust and Investment Officer Paul Bubniak, of First County Advisors (the Wealth Management Division of First County Bank).

Tell us a little about yourself!

I am happily married to my wonderful wife Laureen of almost 38 years. Together we raised five great beautiful children, of which the middle three are triplets. I will also be a first time Grandpa this June. As you can see, Family is the most important part of my life. I am also a huge sports fan, participating in my early days, now just an avid fan. My favorite teams are the New York Mets, Giants, Knicks, and of course the UCONN Huskies, both the Men and Women teams. I love working with my hands around the house — trying to be a jack of all trades. A great job done gives me much joy and satisfaction when successfully completed.

What is your secret talent you’d like to share so we know more about you? (Do you dance, cook, garden, loudly whistle, create art, play an instrument, sing, build things, play sports, compete or train for anything, etc.)

I do enjoy dancing — from my early disco and classic rock days as a kid, to my first dance with my daughter on her Wedding Day. When I have a bit more time, I am fascinated with playing the keyboard, and will devote a lot more time to that when I can. Spending Summer vacations at the Jersey Shore, or the shores of Cape Cod are also favorite pastimes of mine, when I want to relax and enjoy the ocean views during my favorite time of the year, summer.

What is your favorite part of your role with First County Bank?

Developing strong relationships with my clients, that in some cases have created strong long-term friendships. I truly enjoy this part of my job, if I can make my clients happy, then I am happy.

Do you have a favorite First County Bank moment? This can be any moment at the Bank that has made an impact on your life. 

When I first interviewed for a position with the bank 18 years ago, my interviewer (who has been my boss at First County Advisors throughout my career) once told me that “you won’t like working here, you will love working here”. Those strong words remained with me throughout my career and couldn’t have been more spot on and true.

Anything else you’d like to say about you or your experience at the Bank?

It may sound a bit cliché but working here is like being with your Family. I have created a strong bond with my peers and fellow employees at the bank during my long tenure with First County Advisors/First County Bank. My position has enabled me to reach out and work with many of the great people here at First County Bank, which has also created long term friendships that I treasure. The satisfaction that I receive knowing that First County Advisors and I have helped our clients strengthen, preserve and improve their overall financial position, is truly mission accomplished and very satisfying.

Area of expertise: What can Customers/ Clients talk to you about: Investment management, estate planning, and trust and fiduciary services for individuals, families, endowments and charitable organizations.


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