Union Savings Bank CEO Jay C. Lent abruptly resigned Thursday, saying his "his heart is no longer," into managing the Danbury lender.
Lent, who took a three month leave of absence in October, cited personal reasons for his departure after spending 11 years at the bank.
"I have always told myself if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Union Savings' president and CEO with 100 percent commitment, I would be the first to let you know," Lent said in written statement. "Unfortunately, that day has come."
The bank's board of directors has named Francis G. Dattalo to replace Lent, effective immediately. Dattalo was formerly the bank's chief operating officer.
Dattalo joined Union Savings in 2006 as vice president of corporate services and has also served as senior vice president of investment management and trust.