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Jayne Kelly

Jayne Kelly, Executive Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 1998. Jayne is originally from Meriden, CT and currently resides in Oxford. She received her degrees from the University of Connecticut, Post University School of Business, and Fairfield University National School of Banking. Jayne serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Waterbury, Women’s Business Development Council and Post University School of Business.

Email: jkelly@ionbank.com Direct: 203.720.5362


COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Paul LaMonica, a Senior Vice President, CRE Team Leader, has been employed at Ion Bank since 2018. Paul has over 30 years of CRE experience having financed thousands of projects for some of the top investors/ developers throughout New England.  Paul is a graduate of the CT School of Finance and Management and a High Honors graduate of the National School of Banking. Paul is past President, Program Committee Chair and a current member of the Real Estate Finance Association of Hartford. He also is a past President of the Middletown Exchange Club, a board member of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Middlesex Hospice Golf Committee, and serves as a Corporator for Middlesex Hospital.

Serving: Farmington Valley Region
Email: plamonica@ionbank.com Direct: 860.773.3656


Lee Fernandez

Lee J. Fernandez, Senior Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 2016. Lee is originally from Prospect, CT and currently resides in Middlebury. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Post University. Lee is actively involved with the New Haven and Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. Lee is also fluent in Spanish.

Serving: Naugatuck, New Haven, Prospect, Wolcott
Email: lfernandez@ionbank.com Direct: 203.608.2815


Robert Mezzo

Robert Mezzo, Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 2015. Bob is a lifelong resident of Naugatuck, CT. He received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and his law degree from the University of Connecticut Law School. Bob is actively involved with Naugatuck Pop Warner, YMCA Little Pal Basketball, Union City Little League, and Holy Rosary Church.

Serving: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, North Haven, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Woodbridge
Email: rmezzo@ionbank.com Direct: 203.525.0108


Allan Monteiro, Senior Vice President, joined Ion Bank in 2011. Allan is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently resides in Naugatuck. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. Allan is the 2021-2022 President of the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, a past board member of the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls, a member of the Fairfield County Real Estate and Finance Association, and a board member at Cornerstone Church in Cheshire. Allan is also fluent in Portuguese.

Serving: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton
Email: amonteiro@ionbank.com Direct: 203.714.8821


Richard Nemec

Richard Nemec, Senior Vice President, joined Ion Bank in 2007. Rick is originally from Waterbury, CT and currently resides in Watertown. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut. Rick is actively involved with Waterbury Hospital, United Way of Greater Waterbury, Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, Waterbury Development Corporation, the Small Manufacturing Association, and is on the board of governors of the Watertown Golf Club.

Serving: Middlebury, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Woodbury
Email: rnemec@ionbank.com Direct: 203.720.2503


COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL

Scott Blois, Senior Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 2018. Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude from the UConn School of Business in 1984. Scott volunteers with Hartford Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society and other charitable organizations.

Serving: Farmington Valley Region
Email: sblois@ionbank.com


Kim Karl, Senior Vice President, joined Ion Bank in 2019 with more than 30 years in the banking industry. Kim received her Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University and is a graduate of the CT School of Finance and Management. Kim is a Board Member for the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, McGivney Community Center in Bridgeport, and Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. In addition, Kim serves on the United Way of Western Connecticut’s Northern Fairfield Community Council.

Serving: Fairfield County Region
Email: kkarl@ionbank.com Direct: 860.785.3602


Matthew Proto, Senior Vice President, joined Ion Bank in 2017 with over 40 years of banking experience. Matt has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Matt is originally from New Haven and currently resides in Branford.

Serving: New Haven County
Email: mproto@ionbank.com Direct: 203.654.0543


Sal Romano, Senior Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 2018. Sal currently resides in Hamden, CT. He graduated from Albertus Magnus College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Finance. Sal previously was a board member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Serving: Farmington Valley Region
Email: sromano@ionbank.com


BUSINESS BANKING

Kevin King, Senior Vice President, has been an employee at Ion Bank since 2006. Kevin is originally from Valley Stream, NY and currently resides in Wallingford. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Quinnipiac University. Kevin is a past President of the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, a founding board member of the Cheshire Education Foundation, Inc, and a member of the Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races board of directors.

Serving: Bethany, Cheshire, Hamden, North Haven, Woodbridge
Email: kking@ionbank.com Direct: 203.720.5338


Joseph Bottacari

Joseph Bottacari, Assistant Vice President, has been employed at Ion Bank since 2006. Joe is originally from Naugatuck, CT and currently resides in Shelton. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut. Joe is actively involved with The Susie Foundation, the Young Professionals of Waterbury, the Exchange Club of Waterbury and the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce.

Serving: Berlin, Cheshire, Farmington, Meriden, Middlefield, Prospect, Southington, Wallingford
Email: jbottacari@ionbank.com Direct: 203.525.6426


Megan Charette, Assistant Vice President, has been employed at Ion Bank since 2015. Megan is originally from Waterbury, CT and currently resides in Wolcott. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing with a Concentration in Spanish Language from Assumption College in Worcester, MA in  2004 and graduated from the CT School of Finance and Management program in 2011. Megan is actively involved with the Exchange Club of Waterbury, The Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation, Inc., Jane Doe No More, the Task Force for the Young Professionals of the Waterbury Region and the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce.

Serving: Middlebury, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury
Email: mcharette@ionbank.com Direct: 203.720.5314