County Bank announces retirement, new executive team

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Chairman and CEO David E. Gillan stated, “Today with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude we announce the retirement of Joseph L. Shockley, president and chief lending officer, after serving 31 years with the bank. He has been a significant reason for our success. He will be leaving to spend more time with his expanding family.  We are fortunate, however, that Joe will remain on the board of directors and we will continue to benefit from his vast experience in banking. Please join me in congratulating Joe on his next chapter.”

Mr. Gillan is pleased to announce the promotion of Tarrie Miller to president and chief operating officer. As well, she is appointed to the County Bank board of directors. Since joining County Bank in 2013, Tarrie, in collaboration with other members of the management team, has been instrumental in identifying and implementing strategic initiatives that have positioned County Bank for continued success. These initiatives have included new branding, branch and marketing leadership, employee development, system upgrades, and a corporate office transformation.
Prior to joining County Bank, Tarrie enjoyed a 29-year banking career with a large community bank in southeastern PA. As an executive vice president and chief deposit officer, Tarrie was responsible for consumer and commercial market expansion in loans, deposits and investments.
In addition to her responsibilities and focus at County Bank, Tarrie is the vice president of the Harry K Foundation Executive Board, a director-at-large for the Delaware Bankers Association and a board member of the State of Delaware Cash Management Policy Board and the Banking Sub-Committee. Tarrie has a passion for community service, client satisfaction and employee engagement, making County Bank and Sussex County the perfect place to work and live.

Jim Kirschner has joined County Bank as senior vice president and chief lending officer. Kirschner is an experienced community banking executive having worked for Bay Bank and Essex Bank in management and lending positions during the last 11 years. Prior to that, Jim worked in distressed private equity with two start-up funds. He began his banking career with Bank of America in a client management role.
Jim has a Finance degree from Penn State University and a MBA from the University of Baltimore. He is active in the community with Special Olympics, Best Buddies International and the Knights of Columbus.

Constance Lee has also joined County Bank as senior vice president and chief credit officer. She has extensive experience in senior management roles involving lending, portfolio management and risk mitigation. Prior to joining County Bank, she served as executive vice president, chief credit officer/chief lending officer for Provident State Bank. With over 30 years in commercial banking on the Delmarva Peninsula, she has a strong appreciation for the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in this market.
She and her husband split their time between Easton Maryland, where they raised their children and Rehoboth Beach. She has a BA in Economics/Finance from Bucknell University and a Masters in Finance from the University of Maryland.

Commenting on the new executive team, Gillan stated “Our new team reflects County Banks’ continued commitment to serving our clients into the future.”

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