Nate Samara Receives New Leader in Banking Award

In Press Release by rbc_admin

(WINSTED, CT, January 25, 2017) … Nathan Samara, Vice President, Connecticut Mutual Holding Company recently received the Prestigious 2017 New Leaders in Banking Award from the Connecticut Bankers Association and Connecticut Banking magazine. The award was created to honor up-and-coming stars of the Connecticut banking industry.

Nate Samara joined Connecticut Mutual Holding Company in 2011 as a Network Administrator, was promoted to AVP and IT Manager in 2013, and was promoted to VP in 2015. Nate holds Basic Electronics and Tactical Data Systems certificates from the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds three certificates from the Computing Technology Industry Association.


Nate served in the USMC Reserves for 8 years. He held a US Government Secret security clearance, and was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant. He has been instrumental in implementing various forms of new technology at CMHC. Nate’s information security background and military training have helped Connecticut Mutual Holding Company strengthen systems and protect data.

Stephen Reilly, CMHC President and CEO, states, “Connecticut Mutual Holding Company is proud of Nate’s service to his country, as well as his dedication to our company. He continues to impress us with his dedication, knowledge and leadership. Nate is patient and thorough when introducing new technology, and well respected by his coworkers. He is a strong leader and an integral part of our future success.”

Northwest Community Bank, Litchfield Bancorp and Collinsville Savings Society are the three partners in the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, originally founded in 2001. The holding company allows the three banks to share their combined strength and resources to develop new services, grow market share and develop new services to assist clients.