Savings Bank of Danbury is pleased to announce that Alex Rafoss, Assistant Vice President Community Development Manager, graduated from the two-year Connecticut Bankers Association (CBA) Connecticut School of Finance and Management (CSFM) program.
The CBA announced that fifty-three students in the Connecticut School of Finance & Management's Class of 2020 graduated, the first class to graduate virtually. CSFM is the premiere management training program offered by the Association. The ceremony, which was witnessed by over one hundred seventy business associates, family members and friends, was held via Zoom. There are now over 2,700 individuals who have successfully completed the program requirements and received their CSFM certificates in the 58-year history of the program.
Rafoss has worked in banking since 2006 and been with Savings Bank of Danbury for more than three years helping individuals and business owners achieve their financial goals. A native of Stamford, CT., he graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising Communication and participated in a cultural study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland.
He graduated in 2016 from The Greater Danbury Chamber - Leadership Danbury Program. With almost 14 years in retail banking management, Rafoss has gained experience educating the community in financial matters. He has served numerous charitable organizations as a board member and friend, including Race4Scholar Criterium, Stamford Men’s Homeless Shelter, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Norwalk Education Foundation, Stamford East Side Redevelopment Association, Young Life, The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, United Way – Day of Action & Food Drives, The New Milford Rotary Club and Lending Hands Discipleship Center Inc.
Rafoss resides in New Milford, CT with his wife Danielle. He is an avid outdoorsman and has cycled with the Southbury Cycle club and other cycling clubs in the area. Rafoss has lived in numerous countries around the world and is fluent in Spanish and Norwegian.
The CBA’s comprehensive two year CSFM program provides experienced bankers with exposure to all areas of banking. Students participate in monthly seminars, write papers on selected topics and work on group projects including “Bank Sim”, a simulation of three years in the life of a bank. Students devote a great deal of personal time and effort to complete the coursework while working their full time jobs.
“We congratulate Alex on this important achievement in his career” said Savings Bank of Danbury’s President and CEO Martin G. Morgado. “Alex is a great asset to our bank and to the community through his volunteerism and education. On behalf of all officers and employees at the Savings Bank of Danbury we are proud of his accomplishment.”
About Savings Bank of Danbury
Established in 1849 and headquartered at 220 Main Street, Danbury, Savings Bank of Danbury is a mutual savings bank with assets in excess of $1 billion. Savings Bank of Danbury has 15 branch offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Southbury, Stamford, and Waterbury, as well as lending offices in Farmington, Simsbury, Wallingford, and West Hartford. Stamford Mortgage Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, has a local office on Summer Street in Stamford. Savings Bank of Danbury is committed to serving their community.