Business Briefs: Fairfielder promoted to VP, New law firm formed...
Fairfield resident Dan Walsh has been promoted to vice president of support services and facilities at Bridgeport Hospital. He was previously director of patient experience there and at the Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull.
Walsh joined Yale New Haven Health’s Greenwich Hospital in 2006, moving to Bridgeport Hospital in 2013 as associate director of patient relations.
He is a SUNY Purchase graduate with a master’s degree in public health policy and management from New York Medical College.
The Connecticut Department of Banking approved Laurel Road Bank as the new name of Darien Rowayton Bank, with the company to adopt the brand of its online lending division.
Headquartered in Darien, the bank has additional branches in Norwalk and Fairfield, along with a student loan office in Bridgeport.
Darien Rowayton Bank had about 165 employees as of September, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., an add of nearly 70 people over the intervening year.
The company listed $535 million in deposits on Sept. 30 and $498 million in loans, reporting a net loss of $1.7 million over the first nine months of 2017.
Thomas Parrino and Laura Shattuck have formed the new law firm Parrino|Shattuck PC in Westport, focused on divorce and other matrimonial conflicts.
A resident of New Canaan, Parrino previously was a partner in Nusbaum & Parrino PC in Westport, which dissolved in December, as was Shattuck.
He is a past president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from the University of Bridgeport.
Shattuck, a Fairfield resident, is a graduate of ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute.
Connecticut had the fifth highest rate of home foreclosures in the nation last year, with about eight of every thousand homes in the state undergoing a foreclosure proceeding, according to Attom Data Solutions.
New Jersey had the worst foreclosure rate in the United States last year, with 1.61 percent of housing units under foreclosure at some point in 2017, compared to 0.78 percent in Connecticut. Foreclosures nationally were down 20 percent to an all-time low of 383,700 homes.
A Harris Poll survey sponsored by CareerBuilder found that 72 percent of workers surveyed did not report instances in which they felt vitimized by secual harassment while on the job.
Just under half of those surveyed indicated they confronted individuals over sexual advances or other harassing behaviour, and of that group, 22 percent said the situation stayed the same or got worse.
Harris Poll queried more than 800 people over a three-week period.