Posted by Craig Buhrendorf
Gary Roman was born in Torrington, Connecticut and remained there through his college years until 1976. Since then, he has lived in Enfield, Suffield (thirty years) and now Canton (almost five years). Gary has a background in accounting. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut and his Master of Business Administration from Western New England University. He began his career at Combustion Engineering, where he worked for six years. Before entering banking in the mid 1980’s, he worked as a CFO in the Massachusetts real estate management industry. He has been at Collinsville Savings Society since 2012.

Among his many volunteer activities, Gary served for five years for the Town of Suffield Board of Finance and as Treasurer for the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association. At Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford, Connecticut he held various Board positions over twelve years and served as Chairman of the Board for five years. He has served as a Board member and treasurer of Canton Main Street for five years. He has also served on the Board of the Canton Chamber of Commerce since 2012 and was President from 2017 to 2018. Gary was a member and Treasurer of the Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary for twelve years and has been a Rotary of Avon-Canton member since 2012, where he currently serves as Community Services Committee Co-chair.

Gary and his wife Angie have been married for forty-two years. They have one daughter, Amanda, who is now a stay-at-home mom after working as a hotel consultant. Her husband is a retired Air Force Major and pilot, now working for Delta Airlines. They live in Southbury, Connecticut with their two children - Sam (six years) and Emilia (one year). To quote Gary: “My wife would say our two grandchildren are the most important part of our lives. I agree.” They do enjoy having them nearby in Southbury as well as having them down to their Groton, Connecticut beach house, adjacent to UCONN Avery Point.

In his spare time, Gary likes to fish and play golf. In addition, he has been a UCONN men’s basketball season ticket holder for over forty years and has attended three Final Fours (of which two were winners). He is also a Red Sox fan and was able to attend game one of the 2018 World Series in Boston.