Westport, Connecticut

Second Annual Working Women's Luncheon

Second Annual Working Women's Luncheon

From November 07, 2013 6:00 am until November 07, 2013 8:30 am Save to calendar

At The Inn at Longshore, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 06880 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 06880, USA

Posted by Lisa Parrelli Gray

Categories: Working Women's Luncheon


"Being the CEO of your Life"

Peyton Patterson, CEO of Bankwell

Join us for an elegant luncheon, and for the opportunity to celebrate successful women who make a positive difference in business every day.


Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Luncheon & Program 12:00-1:30PM

Registration and Networking 11:00am

The Inn at Longshore

260 Compo Road South

Westport, CT 06880

In banking, it's tough for women to reach the CEO seat. But it's even harder to do it twice. After stints in senior management roles, Peyton Patterson took over the top spot at New Haven Savings Bank, transforming it into the regional powerhouse New Alliance Bank, eventually selling the institution to First Niagara. Now, she's leading another bank holding company, Bankwell Financial Group, and charting a new direction for it. Join New England's only two-time female bank CEO as she discusses her view of what businesses must do to thrive and what women must do to take command of that change; Being the CEO of Your Life!

About Peyton Patterson

Peyton R. Patterson assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of BNC Financial Group, the holding company for The Bank of New Canaan and The Bank of Fairfield in early September 2012. On September 9, 2013, the Company rebranded: the new holding company name is Bankwell Financial Group, and the new bank name is Bankwell.

Ms. Patterson brings to our banking franchise more than 25 years of experience, and has been widely recognized as an exceptional community banker. Most recently, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut. Over her ten years with the bank, she executed the largest banking IPO in U.S. history – raising over $1.4 billion.  Following, Ms. Patterson successfully completed six acquisitions, growing NewAlliance to be the third largest bank headquartered in New England.

Prior to NewAlliance, Ms. Patterson was the Executive Vice President of Consumer Financial Services for Dime Bancorp, headquartered in New York. Previously, she spent eight years with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan as Senior Vice President running, most recently, their National Consumer Lending businesses. She began her banking career with Corestates Financial Corp. in Philadelphia where, over an eight-year period, she held a variety of retail banking positions. Ms. Patterson received an A.B. Degree in Political Science from Kenyon College and an MBA in Marketing from George Washington University.

Ms. Patterson was named Community Banker of the Year by American Banker in 2008. U.S. Banker named her one of the top ten Chief Executive Officers in banking nationwide in 2006. And in 2004 and 2005, U.S. Banker ranked Ms. Patterson 2nd on their list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.



Members: $65

Future Members: $75


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