Five New Corporators Join First County Bank



Stamford, Conn., July 10, 2018First County Bank is pleased to announce the election of five new corporators: Robert Granata, Noah Lapine, Edward Marcantonio, James McArdle III and Ryan Moran at the June 20, 2018 Annual Corporators meeting. A corporator is a unique role offered to community representatives and thought-leaders as part of the bank’s mutual charter. A First County Bank corporator promotes the mission and vision of the bank, and supports the business community and nonprofit development.

“We are excited to welcome these new corporators to First County Bank. They represent diverse industries and bring a wealth of leadership and business experience which will provide direct insights into the local business community and enrich the bank’s operations,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “We are delighted Robert, Edward, James, Noah and Ryan joined us as corporators and we know they have the best interests of the Bank and community in mind. We look forward to their contributions.”

The Board of Directors of First County Bank recruits corporators who are successful in their business or profession, and have strong knowledge of the communities First County Bank serves. Corporators play a critical role in a mutual community bank. The role of a corporator includes: assisting the bank in increasing its visibility and credibility in the community, advising the bank on community and customer needs, supporting the bank’s business development, and providing customer service feedback.

First County Bank welcomes the following business leaders to their board of corporators:

Robert Granata
Robert Granata is president and COO of First County Bank and has served the bank in this capacity since 2014. Granata brings more than 31 years of experience to the role and is responsible for directing, controlling and coordinating the Bank’s daily operations to ensure the bank’s strategic goals and objectives are being achieved. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Hospice House, the Ferguson Library and the Mill River Park Collaborative. Granata also serves on the Leadership Council for Childcare Learning Centers. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Saint Anselm College. Granata graduated from the New England School of Banking at Williams College and graduated with honors from the National School of Banking at Fairfield University. Granata lives with his family in Trumbull, CT.

Noah Lapine
Noah Lapine is owner and president of Lapine, Inc., a brand performance agency and family business which began as a merchandising agency in 1962. He has over 22 years of experience with the company, and has 14 years in his current position. Lapine manages the overall strategy and strategic client relationships for the agency. Lapine is board chair of the Stamford Academy, and a board member of both Mill River Park Collaborative and the Young Presidents Club (YPO) Fairfield Chapter. He graduated from University of Rochester where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English. He also earned his Master of Public Administration degree education from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Lapine lives with his family in Stamford, CT.

Edward Marcantonio
Edward Marcantonio is a principal in the Westport, CT law firm of Hermenze & Marcantonio, LLC. He practices in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, and is licensed in both Connecticut and New York. Marcantonio is a member of the Estates and Probate Sections of the Connecticut, Fairfield County and New York State Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County. He was a past president of the Westport Bar Association and past chair of the Estates and Probate Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association. Marcantonio serves on the board of trustees for the Connecticut Food Bank. He was a member of the executive committee for the Westport Democratic Town Committee, board chairman for Assessment Appeals and served on the board of directors of the Westport-Weston United Way. Marcantonio graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School. Marcantonio and his partner live in Westport, CT.

James McArdle III
James McArdle III is owner, president and CEO of McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, a family owned business serving its community since 1910. The business is a fixture in Greenwich and has hosted the Reindeer Festival, and joined forces with Friends of Autism, Breast Cancer Alliance, Greenwich Land Trust, Boys and Girls Club, Kids in Crisis, Adopt-a-Dog and many other organizations. McArdle serves as an elder at Stanwich Church, is on the board for the Center for Hope and Renewal. He also serves on the advisory board for Breast Cancer Alliance and Greenwich Tree Conservancy. McArdle earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, majoring in Horticulture and minoring in Business. McArdle lives in Greenwich, CT with his family.

Ryan Moran
Ryan Moran is founder, president and CEO of Coastwise Capital, LLC, which is a privately held company founded in 2006 and located in Southport, CT, where he directs the investment, management and operations of the company. He is a member of the board of directors for the Fairfield Theatre Company and helped start Kayak for a Cause. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering. Moran lives with his family in Fairfield, CT.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 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 $1.5 billion and is a 2016-2018 Women’s Choice Award winner. For additional information, please visit Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at Follow us on Twitter at, view and follow us on Instagram at, watch us on YouTube at or connect with First County Bank on LinkedIn at