Essex, Connecticut Diane Arnold, president and CEO of Essex Savings Bank, said Lynn Giroux has been promoted to executive vice president, chief operating officer. “Lynn is an invaluable member of the leadership team at Essex Savings Bank and this promotion is well deserved,” said Arnold.
Giroux has 40 years of banking experience, the last 22 with Essex Savings Bank, where she oversees human resources, compliance, branch administration, deposit operations, loan administration, marketing and facilities. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Giroux is an ambassador and member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Society for Human Resource Professionals, the American Bankers Association, the Connecticut Bankers Association, where she also sits on the organization’s human resources. , and is a former board member of the Camp Hazen YMCA. She has participated as a panelist at the Vermont Bankers Association’s Women in Leadership conference, the Connecticut Bankers Association, and other compliance-related organizations. Giroux is an advocate for the community banking industry.
Giroux was the recipient of the Women of FIRE 2014 (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate), an award given by The business case to women who have achieved excellence and are making a difference in these traditionally male-dominated fields. Giroux is a graduate of the University of Vermont, as well as the New England School of Banking.
Essex Savings Bank is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured mutual savings bank established in 1851. The bank serves the Connecticut River Valley and the Coastline with six offices in Essex (2), Chester, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook offering a full range of personal and business banking services. Financial, estate, insurance and retirement planning is offered statewide by the Bank’s trust division, Essex Trust and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.