Christine Chivily, of New Canaan, was promoted to senior vice president/chief credit officer at Bankwell.
In her new capacity, Chivily will be responsible for all commercial and consumer lending activity at the bank.
Peyton R. Patterson, CEO, said, "Christine has brought a wealth of credit experience to our bank and further strengthens our team. Her skill set provides great value as we continue with our commitment to be the bank of choice for business and residential lending throughout Fairfield County."
Chivily is a finance professional with 30 years of institutional lending and portfolio management experience. Prior to joining the New Canaan-based Bankwell as vice president and commercial team leader in April 2013, Chivily was vice president/risk analyst for commercial real estate and C&I Lending at People's United Bank. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at Greenwich Capital Markets/RBS in the real estate finance department, where she reviewed and approved several billion dollars in income-property finance opportunities.
Chivily also spent five years as the director of the Freddie Mac Northeast Region for Multifamily Finance, based in New York City.
She earned a bachelor's degree in politics from Mount Holyoke College.