Charles Williams

Charles Williams has been named security officer/Bank Secrecy Act administrator for all branch locations of the Savings Bank of Danbury.

Williams is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and joined Savings Bank of Danbury in January 1997 as the manager of its branch office located at 220 Main St. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for the administration of the institution’s Bank Secrecy Act policy and procedures, as well as the management of the bank’s security program.

Prior to joining Savings Bank of Danbury, Williams held positions at Gateway Bank and Derby Savings Bank.

An active member of his community, Williams participates in the Danbury Park and Recreation Commission and is vice president of the Danbury Industrial Softball League.

McGurk to Chair Board

William J. McGurk of Somers, president and chief executive officer of Rockville Bank, was recently elected chairman of the board of trustees for Eastern Connecticut Health Network. He succeeds Howard E. Fitts, who served as chairman for three years and will continue to remain active as chairman of the ECHN Community HealthCare Foundation.

McGurk has been a member of the board of ECHN for a total of seven years and served as vice chairman for the past two years. He also served as chairman of ECHN ElderCare Services (Woodlake at Tolland) for the past two years and previously served nine years on the Rockville General Hospital board, including three years as treasurer.

McGurk has been the president and CEO of Rockville Bank since 1980.

Well known for his far-reaching and generous service to the community, McGurk has played a key role in ECHN’s Milestones Capital Campaign as chairman of the campaign’s business division. In addition, he has served as president of the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Manchester Community College Foundation, chairman of the New England College of Finance and board member for the Bank Marketing Association’s New England chapter.

McGurk also has been auctioneer for the biennial Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Auction, a member of the Diocese of Norwich Haitian Ministries Board and an executive committee member and treasurer of Rockville General Hospital prior to the creation of ECHN. Last year, he was recognized by the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce as its Businessperson of the Year. In 2004 he received the Rockville Rotary Club Distinguished Service Award and in 2005 received the Somers Education Foundation Award. Most recently he was appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to the Board of Trustees of Connecticut Community Colleges.

Firm Connects With OSI

Connects Federal Credit Union in Richmond, Va., has selected Open Solutions Inc.’s The Complete Credit Union Solution, a relational core data processing platform for credit unions, to address its enterprise-wide data processing needs.

OSI is a provider of integrated relational technologies for banks and credit unions across the United States and Canada. Connects FCU, with $63 million in assets and more than 28,000 accounts, needed a more effective means of moving into a cross-selling environment.

“Our incumbent solution was not effectively allowing us to market to our membership,” said Evelyn Dowdy, president and chief executive officer of Connects FCU. “We needed the ability to track relationships and ensure our employees were cross-selling the right products to the right members. The credit union realized that to better understand our members’ needs and deliver marketing pieces that inform them of the wide range of products we offer, we had to have a true relational database solution in place.”