Anthony “Tony” Joyce is President & CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank, a mutual bank in southeastern Connecticut, comprised of 15 locations and $1.5 billion in total assets, with approximately 225 outstanding employees. Founded in 1854, the Bank’s focus on customer service and community development has made it the largest independent bank in New London County. The Bank has been recognized as “Best In State” by Forbes, “Best Bank” in the community by readers of The New London Day, a “Top Workplace” in Connecticut by the Hartford Courant, and carries a 5-Star “Superior” rating for financial strength by Bauer Financial. Tony is responsible for the strategic, operational, and fiscal leadership of the organization.
A lifelong resident of southeastern Connecticut, Tony has nearly 40 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Chelsea Groton, he worked for many years at Norwich Savings Society and People’s United Bank. He joined Chelsea Groton Bank in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager, and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Senior Loan Manager in 2017. In 2020, he was named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and in January 2023 was named President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank.
Tony is a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and serves on the Boards of Directors for Hartford Healthcare East Region, Connecticut Bankers Association, Catholic Charities of Norwich, and the CT Community Bankers Association as an At Large Executive Committee Member. He is on the finance committees of Hartford Healthcare and the Diocese of Norwich. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Backus Hospital, as a member of the Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors, and as the Treasurer for the Norwich Community Development Corporation.
Tony earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and is a graduate of the National School of Banking.