Salisbury Bank and Trust Company Announces Employee Awards

March 25, 2019

The “Employee of the Year” award recognizes Darrel Long for his commitment to our core values, his leadership, dedication, and service to the community. Darrel joined the Bank in 2004 as Vice President, Operations when Salisbury merged with Canaan National Bank with whom he began his employment in 1999. He is rarely, if ever, seen without a smile on his face and his warm and welcoming personality endears him to all. Darrel consistently challenges the staff while actively supporting and encouraging their development. He is ready and willing to step up and help out whether it is at work or with one of the community organizations he volunteers for, including the Canaan Fire Company, Canaan Foundation, and The Open Door. We are very fortunate to have Darrel on our team. The knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 20 years provides valuable insight and skills to the Bank.

The “Rookie of the Year” Award recognizes an employee who has really stepped up during their first year. The 2018 award recipient is Aidan Gilligan. Aidan joined the Commercial Credit Department in February 2018 without any prior banking experience. In a short period of time, his desire and willingness to learn has been evident to not only his supervisors, but to his colleagues to whom he has offered much support. He has a strong sense of “teamwork” and we are extremely grateful that Aidan chose to join our team.

The “Volunteer of the Year” Award recognizes Doug Cahill for consistently volunteering for the Bank throughout the year. As a community bank, we pledge to support, sponsor and volunteer in the communities we serve. Doug volunteered for six bank-sponsored events during 2018, in addition to the volunteer work he does with the Sharon Board of Education and Sharon Day Care. Doug joined Salisbury Bank as Director of Human Resources in August of 2005. He was promoted to Vice President, Director of Human Resources in May of 2014. We sincerely appreciate the volunteer work that Doug does for both the Bank and for the community at large.

The 2018 President’s Award was presented to Shelly Humeston. Shelly joined the Bank in December of 1997, and has served in many roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, Secretary since May of 2014. She is described as trustworthy, selfless, humble, detail oriented, compassionate, generous, accurate, proud, personally accountable, reliable, and thorough. Shelly works tirelessly behind the scenes to make things run right, with the willingness to do whatever it takes in order for the team to succeed. She is indispensable to our team and is the go-to person whenever anyone needs to know how to do something, why we did something, or where to find something. Shelly ensures that everyone else is getting the things they are supposed to be doing done and done on time. We are lucky to have her on our team.

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, Fishkill, Millerton, New Paltz, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 170 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.


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