Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Susan Shields

Susan Shields

President and CEO

Susan Shields is the Bank’s President and CEO. She joined the Bank in 1985 and was named President and CEO in 2015. Mrs. Shields earned a Bachelor of Science from Southern CT State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. She is also a graduate of the National School of Banking. Susan is active in the Devon Rotary Club and the CT Amateur Athletic Union and is a Board Member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce.

John Darin

John Darin

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

John DaRin joined The Milford Bank in 2010. In his position, he is responsible for overseeing all of the bank’s commercial lending activities. Mr. DaRin has over 30 years of lending experience.
Mr. DaRin graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He also holds a Master’s Degree in management from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Shelton Economic Development Commission Executive Board, and is Treasurer of Cardinal Shehan Center.

Michael Capodanno

Michael Capodanno

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Michael A. Capodanno has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2014. In this role, Capodanno is responsible for the fiscal operating results of the Bank as well as financial and regulatory reporting. Mr. Capodanno has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily with community banks.

Jorge Santiago

Jorge Santiago

Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator

Jorge Santiago has been with The Milford Bank since 2005. In his current position he oversees branch operations, the call center, marketing, operations, insurance and investment services for the Bank. Mr. Santiago holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowdoin College and Series 7, 24, 51, 63 and 65 NASD Licenses. He is active in The Boys & Girls Club of Milford, The Get in Touch Foundation, and the Stratford Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Santiago has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellow by the Devon Rotary, was named a
Boys & Girls Club as Champion of Youth and received the Connecticut Yankee Council Good Scout Award.

Paul Mulligan

Paul Mulligan

Senior Vice President, Consumer Lending

Paul Mulligan joined The Milford Bank in 2014. In his role with the Bank, he oversees our Residential Lending and CRA Activities. Mr. Mulligan has almost 30 years of banking experience. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s of Science. Mr. Mulligan currently serves on the Board of the United Way of Milford.

Ann Marie Lenart

Ann Marie Lenart

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Ann Marie C. Lenart is the human resources officer for The Milford Bank and a member of the company’s senior management team. She has been with the bank since 1985. In her current role, Lenart is responsible for recruiting, compensation, benefits administration, staff learning and development, and employee relations. She is a graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management and earned a diploma from the American Institute of Banking (AIB). Lenart is a past president of the New Haven Chapter of AIB and board member of the Milford Consortium for Childcare Initiatives. She currently serves as treasurer and a board member of Kids Count of Milford.

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