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CORE Holiday 2023

December 15, 2023

See the latest from GSB in this CORE edition

Quicklinks: No Place Like Local | A Message From Tim Geelan | All In For Your Business | Meet the GSB Board | Great Rate. Greater Service. | Grey Ledge: Your Future Our Mission | Welcome to GSB

Every year, GSB dedicates its holiday/year-end messaging to issues that matter to the community we serve. This year, we are focusing on what we believe will have the greatest and immediate impact: Local, Small and Main Street Businesses.

We are forming a unique partnership with our regional Chamber partners to put our name and our support behind boosted messaging concerning events and activities that feature merchants. At GSB, we believe that small businesses need more than one Saturday a year; they deserve our commitment for the other 364 days as well. To learn more about our #NoPlaceLikeLocal program and ways you can join us in supporting the economy of our communities, click here.


A message from Tim Geelan, President and CEO. 

As we mark the final weeks of 2023, I wanted to take a moment to share the unsurprising news that after nearly 30 years of service to GSB, I have set a date for retirement. With my recommendation, the Board has unanimously approved Kyle J. Eagleson to succeed me as President and CEO in March 2025. To ease this transition, Kyle will continue as COO and take on the role of President effective in January, and I will remain CEO until my full retirement 14 months later. (READ MORE)

Meet the GSB Board


are just some of the titles held by those who serve as Directors and Corporators of GSB. Meet a few of our valued board members.

William W. Lee

Chairman, GSB Board of Directors

William W. Lee, Chairman of The Lee Company, is a lifelong Guilford resident. He was a commercial loan officer and area manager for a large regional bank. He then started his own consulting company, working as CFO for clients. In 1995, he joined his family’s business and recently retired from being its President and CEO. He remains the Chairman of the company. Bill has served on several community and corporate boards. He has three children and five grandchildren. He lives in Guilford with his wife, Kate, who is also an active volunteer.

Robert L. Carmody

Vice Chairman, GSB Board of Directors

Robert L. Carmody joined GSB in 2000 and retired in 2017 as 1st EVP, Chief Lending Officer. He returned from retirement to act as Interim CEO of GSB Wealth Management for a brief period in 2019 and 2020. Previously, Robert served as SVP of Dime Savings Bank of Wallingford where he worked for 25 years. Some of his past duties on the GSB Board of Directors have included serving as chairman of the Investment Asset Liability Committee as well as serving as Chairman of the Board Loan Committee. During his professional career, Robert joined several non-profit boards in local communities. He and his wife, Jeanne, live in Wallingford.

My Career. My Values. My GSB.

Join us in welcoming some new arrivals:

Michelle McCourt, 

Chief Financial Officer 

• 35 years of experience in the banking industry

Todd Navin, 

Commercial Loan Officer

• 35 years of commercial banking experience

Nova Taylor, 

Commercial Loan Officer

• 30 years of experience in the banking industry

Adventure Awaits!

Heather Hackley retires after 28 years.

GSB is grateful for Heather’s 28 years of dedicated service. She joined GSB in October 1995 as its Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in January 2005. She transitioned to Chief Risk Officer in August 2016. While we will miss her greatly, Heather is looking forward to spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and kayaking and 4-wheeling in Maine.

We’re thankful for all of our clients! Thanks for being a part of our journey this year.