Director Biographies


All members of the Board of Directors of People's United Bank ("the Bank") are also members of the Board of Directors of the Bank's holding company, People's United Financial, Inc. (the "Company").

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John P. Barnes is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of People's United Bank. He was elected to the Boards of Directors of the Company and the Bank on July 22, 2010 and was named Chairman of the Board for both the Company and the Bank on June 26, 2018. Mr. Barnes joined People's United Financial as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer following the acquisition of Chittenden Corporation in early 2008. Mr. Barnes joined Chittenden Bank in 1983, after five years with the FDIC in Boston. He became Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Policy Officer in 1988. In 1990, he was named to head the Credit Policy and Administration Division. In 2002, he was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of the newly-formed Chittenden Service Group, which included Information Technology, Operations and other centralized services for Chittenden Corporation. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and received his MBA from the University of Vermont.

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Collin P. Baron is a member of the law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC. He has been affiliated with the firm since 1973. Mr. Baron became a director of People's United Bank in 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the George Washington University National Law Center. Mr. Baron is a member of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association and American Health Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Banking Law Committee of the American Bar Association. He has also been an active member of the greater Bridgeport business, legal and philanthropic community. Mr. Baron is a member of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Committee.

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George P. Carter is the former President of Connecticut Foods, Inc. Mr. Carter was elected to the Bank's Board of Directors in 1976 and is the Lead Director of the Board of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Carter is a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation, and Enterprise Risk Committees, and serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr Carter is also a director of The People's United Community Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees of Bridgeport Hospital.

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Jane Chwick was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank and the Company on September 21, 2017. She is a member of the Company’s Enterprise Risk and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Chwick was a partner at Goldman Sachs where she had a 30-year career in technology, including most recently as the Co-Head of the technology division. As Co-COO she was responsible for financial business planning, setting the technical strategy and the management of an 8,000-person organization within the firm. While at Goldman, Ms. Chwick served on many governance committees, including the firm’s Finance Committee, the Firmwide New Activity Committee and the Technology Risk Committee, and she was co-chair of the Technology Division Operating Committee. Ms. Chwick was also the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Trewtec, Inc., providing corporate directors, chief executive officers and chief technology officers with the information they need to improve their oversight of a company’s technology division. She currently serves on a number of boards for corporate, government and not for profit organizations including Voya Financial and MarketAxess where she is the chair of the Technology, Innovation and Operations Committee and the Risk Committee, respectively. In addition, Ms. Chwick is on the Executive Board of Trustees of the Queens College Foundation and until recently served on the board of Girls Who Code. She earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Queens College, and an MBA with a concentration in quantitative analysis from St. John’s University.

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William F. Cruger, Jr. was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank and the Company on September 18, 2014. Mr. Cruger was most recently Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JP Morgan and Co. where he was responsible for key client relationships on a global basis. Previously, Mr. Cruger held a number of senior positions at JP Morgan, including Managing Director in the Financial Institutions group from 1996 to 2011. During this time he oversaw the rationalization of the firm’s private equity investments in trading platforms and related ventures at Lab Morgan from 2000-2001. Prior to this, Mr. Cruger ran the firm’s investment banking practices in Japan from 1991-1996, Latin America from 1989-1991 and Emerging Asia from 1984-1988. Mr. Cruger, who has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Clark University, is a member of the board of Market Axess Holdings, Inc., serving as a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and of Virtu Financial, Inc., serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also served on the boards of Archipelago, Capital IQ and Credittrade. Mr. Cruger is a member of the Company's Enterprise Risk and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees and currently serves as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee.

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John K. Dwight became a member of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2008, immediately following completion of the Company's merger with Chittenden Corporation. Prior to the merger, Mr. Dwight was a director of Chittenden Corporation, having served in that capacity since 1999. He is the founder and former Chairman of Dwight Asset Management Company. Mr. Dwight is a former director of Old Mutual Asset Management US Holdings, Inc., a founding member of Stable Value Investment Association and the Vermont Security Analysts Chapter. In addition, Mr. Dwight is a past Trustee of St. Lawrence University and the Shelburne Museum. Mr. Dwight is Chairman of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Committee and also serves as a member of the Company's Audit Committee.

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Jerry Franklin is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., a position he had held since 1985. Mr. Franklin was elected to the Bank's Board of Directors in 1997. He is a member of the Company's Audit and Enterprise Risk Committees.

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Janet M. Hansen was employed as Executive Vice President of Aquarion Company, a diversified water management company, from 1995 until her retirement in March 2005. Mrs. Hansen served as Aquarion's Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 through 1999. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion's principal operating subsidiary, Aquarion Water Company, from 2000 to 2003. She became a member of the Bank's Board of Directors in 2004. She is a member of the Company's Audit, Enterprise Risk and Compensation Committees. Mrs. Hansen serves as a member of the audit committee of Bridgeport Hospital.

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Nancy McAllister was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank and the Company on September 19, 2013. With 30 years’ experience in financial services, Ms. McAllister was, until May 2011, Americas Co-Head, Financial Institutions Group, Investment Banking, at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, a diversified financial services firm. Her group covered banks, insurance companies, specialty finance, asset management and financial technology institutions. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, she worked at Lehman Brothers where she was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Depository Institutions coverage team with Investment Banking. She also previously worked at Bankers Trust Company in a variety of different capacities, including Fixed Income Derivative Sales. Ms. McAllister holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. She currently serves on the PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Board as Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. McAllister is a member of the Company's Audit and Enterprise Risk Committees.

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Mark W. Richards became a member of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2008, immediately following completion of the Company's merger with Chittenden Corporation. He was a director of Chittenden Corporation from 1999 until its merger with the Company. He served as a director of Vermont Financial Services Corporation from 1988 through 1999. Mr. Richards is President of The Richards Group in Brattleboro, Vermont, an independent, full-service insurance and financial services firm. Mr. Richards is a member of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Committee and also serves as Chairman of the Company's Compensation Committee.

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Kirk W. Walters was elected to the Boards of Directors of People's United Bank and People's United Financial, Inc. on March 17, 2011. Mr. Walters is Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning of People's United Bank. He was most recently Senior Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Santander Holdings USA, Inc., the parent company of Sovereign Bank. He joined Sovereign in February 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2008 until Banco Santander acquired the bank in February 2009. Prior to joining Sovereign, Mr. Walters was, from 1996 to 2008, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chittenden Corporation, which People's United acquired in January 2008. Mr. Walters has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

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