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The Concept
Craig C. Howie, President & CEO
Charlotte Hansen CPA, SVP/CFO
Elissa G. Reynolds, SVP / Operations
Peter T. Garland, SVP/CCO
Crystal Sides, SVP/Enterprise Risk Officer
Richard J. Nurge, VP
Charles Maynard, VP/ Relationship Manager
Irene H. Tan, VP/ Relationship Manager
Richard C. Layman, VP/Senior Credit Analyst
Geoffrey S. Gibbons, Loan Administration Officer
Rachel Carlson, AVP/Information Systems Security Officer
Roxann Boyce, Accounting Officer
Lora L. Prior, Operations Compliance Officer
Anne H. Jones, Corporate Secretary / Office Manager
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 Crystal Sides
 Senior Vice President / Enterprise Risk Manager

Crystal Sides has 30 years of financial experience which includes strategic planning, product development, compliance management, project management and operations management.

Crystal started her career as the Deposit Operations Manager at Glastonbury Bank & Trust, a $350 million Connecticut commercial bank. Six years later she was promoted to Assistant Vice President / Technology Project Manager. In 1998 she went to the New England Bank & Trust Company as the Technology Project Manager.

The majority of her career was spent with The Guilford Savings Bank in Guilford, CT where Crystal held a number of senior management positions. As Senior Vice President / Senior Operations Officer she oversaw the operational functions of the bank to include facilities, information systems, proof & transit, IT and deposit operations. In addition she was a member of the Bank's Investment, Pricing and ALCO Committees.

Her career at The Guilford Savings Bank later included her functioning as the Bank's Strategic Development & Compliance Officer where she was responsible for the Bank's adherence to all federal and state regulations and risk management. Her most recent position was Senior Vice President / Senior Trust Officer responsible for all management, operations, business development, marketing, and compliance and tax aspects for the trust and investment department.

Crystal received an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration from Manchester Community College. In addition, she graduated with honors from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management.

July 23, 2014