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Couture Joins Lending Team at Jewett City Savings Bank

Bill_CoutureWilliam “Bill” R. Couture has joined the commercial lending team at Jewett City Savings Bank as a small business lender. In his new position, Couture will be responsible for developing and maintaining banking relationships with existing and emerging businesses in communities served by the Bank.

Couture brings more than 10 years of financial services experience to his new position. Before joining Jewett City Savings Bank, he served as a commercial credit analyst with Savings Institute Bank & Trust in Willimantic. Prior to that, Couture was a financial services manager with various commercial lending and business development responsibilities for People’s United Bank. He also managed several branch locations in both Windham and New London counties while in that position.

A native of Jewett City, Couture is a graduate of Griswold High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Central Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of New Haven, where he was also in the Emerging Leaders Program. He is a Notary Public and holds a Series 6/63 investment license and a State of Connecticut life insurance license.

Active in the industry and in the community, Couture is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, the Putnam Business Association, the Plainfield Business Association, and the Norwich Property Owner’s Association.

He has also held membership with Business Networking International and the New London Rotary Club. He has served as a market coordinator for United Way and as a volunteer with CT TRIAD and The Last Green Valley.

Couture’s other interests include property management, snowboarding, golfing, the New England Patriots, and drumming. He resides in Moosup with his wife, Kim, a Canterbury native.

He is located at the Bank’s main office in Jewett City.