Chandler J. Howard, a Class A director, is the former president and chief executive officer of Liberty Bank, a Connecticut-based financial institution serving more than 200,000 consumers and businesses through 55 retail banking locations. Howard held this position from 2007 to 2019 as part of his 35-plus-year career with the bank, and he remains a member of the board. He previously held various positions of increasing responsibility for People’s United Bank, Bank of America, and Fleet Bank, among others. Howard currently serves as vice chair of the Middlesex Health board of directors and as a member of the board of trustees for the Goodspeed Opera House. He has also served on several boards and councils, including the Connecticut Bankers Association, the Connecticut Business Industry Association, the Greater Hartford Community Foundation, the American Bankers Association, and the FDIC Community Bankers Advisory Council. He is a former member of the Boston Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.