InsurBanc, a division of Connecticut Community Bank, N.A.®, has been selected by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big I) to provide expert financial service advice to independent agents. Below is a listing of InsurBanc financial experts that IIABA members can contact for questions.
Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., InsurBanc was developed by IIABA and W.R. Berkley Corporation. InsurBanc specifically serves the banking needs of the independent insurance agents and brokers and operates in all 50 states.
The following may be contacted by IIABA members directly or through our “Ask an Expert” service to pose financial services questions:
David W. Tralka, President and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Community Bank, N.A.®
David W. Tralka has more than 25 years of experience in banking and financial services.
As President & Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Community Bank, Mr. Tralka is responsible for the future growth and financial success of the Bank’s six banking divisions including InsurBanc.
Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Office of Connecticut Community Bank, Mr. Tralka served as President and CEO of InsurBanc, keeping the bank focused on being an innovative provider of financial products and services for the independent agency community. Prior to joining InsurBanc, Mr. Tralka served as Chairman of Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services in Princeton, NJ, part of the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group serving 150,000 small- and mid-sized business clients with all their banking needs.
Mr. Tralka holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a BA in economics from Cornell University.
Robert J. Pettinicchi, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer
Robert J. Pettinicchi, a 25-year veteran of the financial industry, directs all lending activities for InsurBanc.
Mr. Pettinicchi developed and continually monitors InsurBanc’s loan policies and also chairs the bank’s Credit Committee. He designed the bank’s lending products for independent agents.
During his industry career, Mr. Pettinicchi, a commercial lending expert, has managed lending and credit operations at both regional banks and specialty finance companies.
His past positions include Senior Vice President and Division Manager at UPS Capital Business Credit in Hartford, CT., and Vice President and Regional Commercial Lending Manager at People’s Bank in Hartford, CT.
Mr. Pettinicchi is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Finance and holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Graduate School of Business.
Anthony J. Arsenault, CPA, Senior Vice President
Mr. Arsenault brings more than 24 years of financial services experience to InsurBanc.
As Senior Vice President, he directs the critical areas of Division Operations and Administration. His experience with InsurBanc since April 2001, when the Bank first opened, has given him the opportunity to be the primary architect of several critical policies, procedures and practices for the Bank’s accounting operations, budgeting, and asset/liability management strategies.
Mr. Arsenault is a registered CPA certificate holder in the State of Connecticut, and is a past instructor of accounting courses sponsored by the Southern New England chapter of the Center for Financial Training, (CFT). He has held Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, and is a graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Patricia Smith, Vice President, Business Development Officer
With 18+ years experience in banking, Ms. Smith directs sales and business development efforts at InsurBanc. Her primary duties include identifying business opportunities and building key customer relationships with insurance agents across the country.
Prior to joining InsurBanc, Smith was with GMAC as a Business Development Officer and served as Sales Director for Liberty Banking in Connecticut. Smith has completed several American Institute of Banking courses and has been associated with the Glastonbury and Middlesex Chambers of Commerce as well as the Glastonbury Exchange Group.