Patriot Bank Strengthens Senior Leadership Team with Three Promotions

Patriot Bank, N.A. has announced the promotion of three long-time banking veterans to senior leadership positions. Judith Corprew has been named Executive Vice President – Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Christopher Johnson has been named Senior Vice President – Director of Branch Banking, and Laura Holleran has become Senior Vice President – Director of Retail Operations & Security Officer. They have been placed in charge of key areas, including branch banking, retail operations, and regulatory compliance. 

“Patriot Bank is pleased to reward the insight, dedication and contributions of these dedicated community bankers. They each bring decades of experience and a rich passion for service and results. As an integral part of our senior bank leadership team, they will have a valuable hand in propelling the bank’s genuine focus on growth and our customers,” said Fred Staudmyer, Patriot Bank Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer.

Judith CorprewJudith Corprew has been named Executive Vice President – Chief Compliance & Risk Officer at Patriot Bank. She has three decades of credit and risk management experience and has held leadership positions at community-focused financial institutions and mortgage companies throughout the tri-state area. In her expanded role, she is responsible for ensuring compliance and risk management. Ms. Corprew earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in finance at Post University in Waterbury, CT. She is a member of the Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, Institute of Certified Bankers and Regulatory Compliance Group of Fairfield County.

“I’m honored to join Patriot’s senior leadership team at a time when the bank is growing and expanding its mission. In addition to my new responsibilities, I will continue my passion of teaching financial literacy to young people and adults to learn how to better manage their personal budgets. It’s incredibly rewarding to share these critical life skills with people who may have never learned how to save or invest for their futures,” said Ms. Corprew.

Christopher JohnsonChristopher Johnson has been named Patriot Bank’s Senior Vice President – Director of Branch Banking. He is a 30-year community banking veteran and previously served as Branch Manager at Patriot Bank in Darien, where he led the launch of its new branch design. He now expands into overseeing the strategic planning, execution and overall customer experience at all of the bank’s 10 branches across Fairfield, New Haven and Westchester Counties. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in finance. He is a member of the Darien and Stamford Chambers of Commerce.
“As a local resident, I recognize many of the faces that enter Patriot Bank branches as my neighbors, fellow volunteers at local non-profits, and the families of Little League teams I have coached. I am so pleased to lead efforts across all our branch networks that will ensure my colleagues share similar relationships with our customers,” said Mr. Johnson.

Laura HolleranLaura Holleran has become Patriot Bank’s Senior Vice President – Director of Retail Operations & Security Officer. Ms. Holleran joined Patriot in 2003 as one of two Norwalk branch managers and has also served as an Area Manager for the bank, overseeing three branches. She leads operations and initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency for Patriot’s retail banking network and provides training and support to its banking teams. Ms. Holleran is a Rutgers University graduate. She has volunteered and served on the boards of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and Norwalk YMCA.

“Community banking is about helping people and local groups attain solid financial solutions for themselves, their families and businesses. It’s important to me that area residents, businesses and non-profits in our communities succeed. I am thrilled that my expanded role enables me to ensure that our customers have a seamless experience at any Patriot branch they visit,” said Ms. Holleran.

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