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Stamford's SilverSource Names Karen Kelly Board Chair

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- Karen M. Kelly, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for First County Bank and vice president of the First County Bank Foundation, has been elected chair of the SilverSource board of directors.

Kelly, a Norwalk resident, has been a member of the SilverSource board since 2011 and has served on the development and governance committees. Kelly brings over 25 years' experience in financial services marketing as well as experience developing strategic positioning.

Before her work at the bank, Kelly served as vice president of marketing for the investment bank Rodman & Renshaw. Kelly held other leadership roles at Sovereign Bank/Independence Community Bank in New York City.

In her new board role, she replaces Dr. Donald J. Case, who has led the board since 2013. Case will continue to serve on the board of directors’ advisory council.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work this organization does for our aging community,” said Kelly. “SilverSource is a leading resource for older adults, providing support services and programs that are vital to this community’s ability to live secure, healthy, independent lives. As board chair, I look forward to building upon the organization’s strategic revitalization and growth, as we prepare for Stamford’s shifting demographics and anticipated growing demand for help.”

Earlier this year the organization underwent a rebranding as part of a strategic plan. Formerly named Senior Services of Stamford, the name change reflects the organization’s mission to meet the needs of older adults from all walks of life in a spirit of personal caring and concern and to provide important resources on aging issues.

“We are very pleased to have Karen at the helm,” said Kathleen Bordelon, SilverSource executive director. “Her combination of experience in financial, marketing, nonprofit and fundraising makes her uniquely prepared to drive continued growth for the organization. We are looking forward to our next chapter under her leadership.”

Kelly also serves as a member of the executive committee and chairperson of the strategic development and marketing committee of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from New York University.

SilverSource Inc. is at 2009 Summer St. For more information visit www.silversource.org or call 203-324-6584.

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