"I am honored to join Rockville Bank," said William H. W. "Bill" Crawford, IV. "This is a bank that truly has stood the test of time since 1858. Under Bill McGurk's stewardship, Rockville Bank has remained focused on the needs of customers and communities and delivered consistently strong financial performance. I look forward to working with the entire team to continue this tradition."
"Bill Crawford and I will work together to continue to provide the kind of quality that our customers expect and deserve," explained William J. McGurk, President and CEO of Rockville Bank. "Rockville Bank's values will remain the same, as will our superior customer service and our pledge to remain an independent community bank. We look to continue our strong financial performance, high levels of capital, ample liquidity and solid asset quality. We will maintain our extensive community involvement, and make sure that our products and services will continue to make our customers lives easier."
"Our Board is confident that Bill Crawford will continue our mission to be Connecticut's best community bank by providing superior customer service to individuals, families, professionals, and businesses in our market area," stated Raymond H. Lefurge, Jr., Chairman of Rockville Bank's Board of Directors. "We welcome him to the Rockville Bank family."
Crawford's former boss, Wallace D. Malone, Jr., the former Chairman and CEO of the $53 billion SouthTrust Corp., added, "Bill Crawford did a great job for us at SouthTrust in North Carolina and Florida. He has a keen understanding of how we operated the business, served customers and communities, and created shareholder value."Crawford has been active as a director or trustee for numerous education, arts and economic development-focused community organizations in North Carolina, Florida and Virginia. This includes recently serving as a Trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Director of Tidewater Community College Foundation Board, Trustee of the Greensboro College, Director of Historical Museum of Southern Florida and Chairman of the Wachovia Charitable Foundation for Eastern Virginia. In 2010, he coached Virginia Beach Little League Spring Ball, All Stars, and Fall Ball teams.