William S. Barnhart

William S. Barnhart has joined Fairfield County Bank as vice president, senior commercial lender with responsibility for new-business development in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties.

Barnhart has held similar positions at NewMil Bank and CityTrust in Danbury. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves as co-chairman of the Good Scout Council, is a member of the Sons of Italy’s Amerigo Vespucci Lodge in Danbury and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. His past community involvement has included serving as co-chairman of the Housatonic/Shepaug United Way, volunteering for the United Way of Northern Fairfield County and serving as a member of the New Milford Lions Club.

A graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Barnhart also graduated from the New England School of Banking at Williams College. He lives in Danbury with his wife Jeannie and daughter Alyssa. Barnhart is currently located at the bank’s Ridgefield office at 150 Danbury Road.

CMBA Plans Seminars

The Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association is planning several half-day seminars in December. The first will be “Underwriting the Self-Employed Borrower and Analyzing Financial Statements” on Friday, Dec. 1. The event will be held at People’s Bank, 850 Main St., Bridgeport.

The speaker will be Brendan Browne, underwriter of the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. The morning session will be on the basics of the self-employed borrower: 1040 schedules and sole proprietorship. The afternoon session will be on advanced self-employed borrowers: K-1’s, partnerships, S-Corps, corporations, financial statements and P/L’s.

The morning program (basics) will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session (advanced) will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is possible to attend both sessions. The cost for each session is $90 for CMBA members, $85 for Social Affairs members and $125 for nonmembers. The cost for both sessions is $165 for CMBA members, $155 for Social Affairs members and $235 for nonmembers.

The CMBA also will present a half-day seminar on the essentials of compliance on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The seminar will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell.

The Dec. 5 seminar is designed to be a discussion of some of the essentials of mortgage compliance. The presentation will cover the state and federal laws and regulations that impact mortgage brokers and lenders. In addition, the discussion will focus on the enforcement of compliance issues by the Connecticut Department of Banking. The program is designed for mortgage brokers, mortgage lender personnel, attorneys and paralegals or anyone who is looking for a refresher on common state and federal compliance issues and enforcement.

The speakers will be attorneys Jeffrey A. DeMaso of Clayton, Jeffrey W. Hubbell of the Connecticut Department of Banking’s Consumer Credit Division and Marc Friedman of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner.

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. and the program will be from 9 a.m. to noon. For information and registration, call the CMBA office at (860) 232-9141 or send an e-mail to info@cmba.org.