Porter, McPadden join Nutmeg Financial

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Craig Porter

NAUGATUCK — Nutmeg Financial, MHC announced it has hired Craig W. Porter of Prospect and Kathleen McPadden of Naugatuck.

Porter was named vice president and marketing director.

“Craig brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to our organization due to his extensive marketing background” said Deborah Wheelahan, executive vice president of retail banking, in a prepared release. “His expertise will enable him to develop and implement marketing plans and strategies to improve customer loyalty and strengthen customer relationships through the promotion of products, services and goodwill.”

McPadden was hired as vice president of human resources.

Kathleen McPadden

“Kathleen’s vast knowledge and experience with human resources will enable her to help our organization by providing training and development programs for our employees in a positive, secure working environment” said Mark C. Yanarella, president and CEO of Naugatuck Savings Bank, in a prepared release. “We believe the only way to provide our customers with exceptional service is to have exceptional employees on our team.”

Before joining Nutmeg Financial, Porter was vice president and marketing analytics manager at New Alliance Bank in New Haven.

Porter received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance from Western Connecticut State University. He is also a graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management, America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking at Fairfield University and the ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management.

He received the designation of Certified Financial Marketing Professional in 2007 and was a marketing instructor for the Center for Financial Training.

Prior to joining Naugatuck Savings Bank, McPadden was the director of human resources at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Naugatuck.

McPadden received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Science in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford. McPadden also is a graduate of America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking.

Nutmeg Financial, MHC is a non-stock mutual holding company formed in 2005 by Naugatuck Savings Bank. In 2005, John M. Sutherland Insurance, Inc. was added to the company, an agency operating in Naugatuck since 1915.