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David Mitchell, Liberty Bank’s EVP, GM & Chief Digital Officer, today announced the hiring of Harry Gunsallus as Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Banking.


Gunsallus represents another seasoned digital banking leader to join the Liberty team. He will oversee digital strategy, build and maintain fintech partnerships and develop an integrated and compelling suite of products and services to support Liberty’s soon-to-be-launched, stand-alone digital bank.


He brings to Liberty a wealth of executive experience in innovation, technology, automation and artificial intelligence. Most recently, Gunsallus was with BankSouth in Georgia where he served as Chief Innovation Officer. He is a leading subject matter expert in helping financial institutions grow through innovation and project implementation.


Prior to BankSouth, Gunsallus was President and CEO of SRP Federal Credit Union in South Carolina and Executive Vice President at Redstone Federal Credit Union in charge of the strategic, operational and technology direction of the credit union. He has held other senior IT, operations, innovation and product development positions throughout his distinguished career in the financial industry.


“As our digital transformation continues to rapidly and excitingly evolve at Liberty Bank, it is vital to continue to recruit the best-of-the-best to join our already strong digital banking team,” said Mitchell. “Harry is a polished executive who is not only the right fit for the Bank and our innovative culture but he can anticipate and follow through on our customers’ changing banking habits by strategizing the kind of cutting edge, non-traditional approach we need as we continue our exciting work in the digital space.”


In addition to Gunsallus, Liberty Bank recently hired Amy Apuzzo, Vice President & Digital Marketing Manager. Apuzzo came to Liberty Bank from BM Technologies, Inc. (BMTX) – formerly BankMobile, where she spent 12 years in various marketing roles. Most recently, she was responsible for marketing to B2B2C Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) white label verticals and products.


About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is one of the oldest and largest mutual banks in the country. With more than $7.4 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.