Simsbury Bank is pleased to announce that Martin J. Geitz, President and CEO, was awarded the Hartford Business Journal’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award was presented at a breakfast event in the Bond Ballroom on Thursday, July 18th.  The Hartford Business Journal also recognized three others who are accomplished leaders with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Joe Zwiebel, publisher of the Hartford Business Journal, said “We were very pleased to honor all of this year’s recipients.  Like the other honorees, Martin Geitz has demonstrated strong leadership skills over a long career in banking. During the past almost 15 years as CEO of  Simsbury Bank, Geitz ensured that Simsbury would be a high performing bank by creating a culture that employees embraced and resulted in its earning a Top Workplace designation and engaging actively with the community the Bank serves.  Individuals such as Mr. Geitz, who demonstrate a lifetime commitment to such leadership, are how and why our communities remain strong and grow stronger.”

“I am honored and humbled by this award,” said Martin Geitz.  “Being among this group of honorees whose experiences include the non-profit, private investment and manufacturing sectors is especially gratifying.  Together we show the diverse nature of our region’s economy and the many ways that our work with the organizations we lead contributes to our communities as a place where people can thrive.”

The other 2019 honorees were:  Beth Sluger, CEO and President, Hartford Marathon Foundation, JoAnn H. Price, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital and Neal Keating, Chairman, President and CEO, Kaman Corp.  After the award ceremony, the four honorees took part in a panel discussion ranging from how they arrived at their current roles, what they have learned over their careers, to what their next challenge and opportunity to learn will be.

The related Hartford Business Journal interview with Mr. Geitz can be read here:  https://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/simsbury-banks-geitz-puts-community-in-community-banking

Simsbury Bank is a Central Connecticut based independent, community bank for businesses and consumers. Simsbury Bank Home Loans is a division of Simsbury Bank serving the home financing needs of consumers.  The Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SBT Investment Services, Inc., offers securities and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, Member FINRA/SIPC. Simsbury Bank is wholly-owned by publicly traded SBT Bancorp, Inc., whose stock is traded on the OTC Pink marketplace under the ticker symbol of SBTB.  For more information, visit www.simsburybank.com.

Pictured: The Hartford Business Journal 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees, left to right:  Neal Keating, Chairman, President & CEO, Kaman Corp.; Beth Shluger, CEO & President, Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc.; Jo-Ann Price, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Fairview Capital; Martin Geitz, President and CEO, Simsbury Bank.  Photo by J. Fiereck Photography

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