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Hartford Sponsorship Committee

Lyle Fulton
Hartford Sponsorship Committee

Guilford Savings Bank

Lyle Fulton EVP, Chief Lending Officer. A seasoned commercial lender in northern Connecticut with over 30 years of experience, he will be responsible for the bank's commercial and residential lending originations throughout the state of Connecticut. Fulton came to GSB from Berkshire Bank where he served as SVP, commercial lending officer. Prior to Berkshire Bank's acquisition of The Connecticut Bank & Trust Company (CBT) in 2012, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer for CBT. As a part of the original CBT senior management team in 2004, he oversaw the bank's lending operations, and managed a team of commercial lenders and credit analysts who, together, were part of one of the fastest growing de novo banks in Connecticut. 





Brion Kirsch
Hartford Sponsorship Committee

Pullman & Comley 

Brion Kirsch practices in Pullman & Comely's real estate, commercial finance, green development and financial restructuring groups representing clients on all aspects of real estate, leasing, finance, development and general transactional matters.  National, regional and community banks as well as other types of lending institutions and borrowers rely on Brion to represent them in both asset-based and real estate-based financial transactions, including interest-rate swaps, tax credit transactions and renewable energy project financing.  Commercial real estate developers, property owners and occupants seek his extensive experience in helping them with the acquisition and sale, land use, creation of common interest communities, construction, financing, commercial and residential loan workouts, loan restructuring and leasing for both landlords and tenants.  His experience also encompasses "green" leasing and leasing for cell-towers and renewable energy project development including drafting and negotiating complex renewable energy power purchase agreements, site leases/easements, interconnection agreements and renewable energy certificate/credit purchase agreements for projects located throughout the country. 
Brion's work in other commercial financing transactions includes representation of the State of Connecticut on various grant and loan programs designed to provide financial assistance to both private entities and municipalities for a wide variety of purposes and objectives, and transactions involving new market, historic and low-income tax credits. Additionally, Brion has experience representing joint ventures and privately held/closely held businesses and their owners with regard to general business matters including the drafting and review of contracts of all types (including franchise agreements, licenses, group purchasing agreements and software/technology agreements), corporate and organizational issues and business financing.Brion is a recipient of the 2013 Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders in the Law" award and has been named to the Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in 2014 and 2015 in the area of real estate.

Jayne Kelly
Hartford Sponsorship Committee

ION Bank

Jayne Kelly has been an employee at Ion Bank since 1998. Jayne is originally from Meriden, CT and currently resides in Oxford. She received her degrees from the University of Connecticut, Post University School of Business, and Fairfield University National School of Banking. Jayne serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Waterbury, Women's Business Development Council and Post University School of Business.






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