Kevin Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, has announced the promotion of Bill Couture of Jewett City to commercial loan officer.

Couture joined the Bank in 2014 as a small business lender and was promoted to assistant vice president, business loan officer in 2016. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he also holds an MBA from the University of New Haven. In 2018, Couture graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management.

“Bill has done an impressive job of building a network of borrowers since joining the Bank, building a reputation in the community as a well-respected and highly recognized member of our commercial lending team,” said Merchant.

Raised in Jewett City, Couture and his wife Kim, live in town. An active volunteer, Couture is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut and Northeastern Connecticut, and the Putnam and Griswold Business Associations. He is a Notary Public and holds OMEGA Commercial Lending Certification.