Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce that Steve Essex has been promoted to Senior Vice President. In his new position, Steve will serve as Head of Trust Wealth Advisory Services, and will manage the originations and administrative functions. He has been acting as Interim Head of the Department since January 2014.
Steve joined Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services as Vice President and Trust Officer in 2009. In addition to his 20 years of trust and investment experience, Steve holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designations.
“I am pleased that Steve has accepted our offer to serve as Head of the Trust Wealth Advisory Services division,” said Rick Cantele, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Steve’s contributions during his tenure with the Bank, high level of integrity, and thoughtful leadership over the past several months, have earned him the respect and admiration of his team and colleagues. We value all of our employees and are especially pleased when someone meets the challenges presented and grows into greater responsibilities. I have the utmost confidence in Steve’s abilities, and am certain he will lead our Trust division toward future growth and success.”
Mr. Essex earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and is married with two daughters. He currently resides in West Simsbury, Connecticut.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut; Great Barrington, Sheffield and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.