NVSL appoints Kosowsky to board of directors

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NAUGATUCK — J. Allen Kosowsky has been named a director of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and the bank’s holding company, Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation.

“I am pleased to be joining the board, and for the opportunity to serve along with my fellow directors. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction of this community-minded bank, Kosowsky said in a press release.

Kosowsky, a certified public accountant and Shelton resident, is the president and founder of J. Allen Kosowsky, a forensic accounting and business advisory firm located in Shelton.

Kosowsky currently serves as a board director at Thor Industries where he is a member of the audit committee and chairman of the nominating and governance committee. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Webster Bank in Waterbury.

He has earned a number of accolades and designations throughout his career and along with being a CPA is also a certified valuation analyst, a certified fraud examiner and an accredited business valuator.

“We are pleased to welcome Allen Kosowsky to our Board of Directors. With over 40 years of experience in accounting and financial services, along with significant prior service as a director of various other public companies, Mr. Kosowsky will be a valuable addition to our organization,” Chairman of the Board Carlos Batista said in a press release.

Kosowsky is a member of several business organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

“Mr. Kosowsky’s many qualifications impressed us. His experience in acting as a director for other community banks and publicly traded corporations gives us confidence that he will be an excellent complement to our Board. Additionally, the fact that he’s been a Shelton business owner since 1985, and that he’s lived there his whole life, means he knows the Valley well, and understands the people and communities we serve. As ‘Your Community Bank’, that type of hands on community experience is also important to us,” President and CEO of the Bank William Calderara said in a press release.

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