Bank Management Committee
John P. Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert R. D'Amore, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail and Business Banking
Galan Daukas Senior Executive Vice President, Wealth Management
David Norton, Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Lee Powlus, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Chantal Simon, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Jeff Tengel, Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking
Robert E. Trautmann, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kirk W. Walters Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
JOHN P. BARNES
John P. (Jack) Barnes is President and Chief Executive Officer of People's United Bank. Barnes joined People's United Financial as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer following the acquisition of Chittenden Corporation in early 2008. In this position, he managed Information Technology, Operations, Real Estate Services and Business Services.
Barnes joined Chittenden Bank in 1983 as manager of Loan Review after five years with the FDIC - Boston. He became senior vice president and chief credit policy officer in 1988. In 1990 he was appointed division head of the Credit Policy and Administration division, which grew to include various support services areas. In 2002, Mr. Barnes was appointed executive vice president in charge of the newly formed Chittenden Services Group, which included IT, Operations and other centralized services for the corporation.
He is a graduate of Northeastern University and received his MBA from the University of Vermont.
ROBERT R. D'AMORE
Robert R. (Bob) D'Amore is a 27-year veteran at People's United. He is Senior Executive Vice President of the Retail and Business Banking group and as such oversees the activities of the bank's extensive branch network, consumer deposit products, and the residential and consumer lending areas. D'Amore also directs the organization's marketing function.
Prior to joining People's United Bank, D'Amore was a teacher in Milford and Hartford. He received bachelors and masters degrees from Central Connecticut State University and completed the requirements for a sixth-year certificate in administration from Fairfield University.
D'Amore is a former board member for the Bushnell, the Greater Hartford Metro-Alliance and the Foundation of Catholic Schools Archdiocese of Hartford. Bob lives in Glastonbury with his wife Pam, and is the father of two daughters.
Galan Daukas is Senior Executive Vice President, responsible for the bank's Wealth Management business, including Wealth Management, Private Banking and the People's Securities, Inc. brokerage business.
Daukas brings over 25 years of investment and trust experience to the position. He joined People's United from Washington Trust Wealth Management, where he was most recently Executive Vice President responsible for all investment management, trust, financial planning, mutual fund management and insurance units. Prior to that position, Daukas was Chief Operating Officer at The Managers Funds LLC, an $8.5 billion "manager-of-managers" mutual fund company. He joined The Managers Funds from his position as Chief Operating Officer at Harbor Capital Management Co., a $10 billion investment management firm in Boston. He was Chief Operating Officer at Fleet Investment Advisors before joining Harbor Capital.
Daukas earned his Bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College and his Masters at Trinity College and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Certified Financial Planner credentials.
David Norton is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of People's United Bank, responsible for all human resources functions, including Total Rewards, Staffing and Recruiting, Employee Relations, Learning & Development, HRIS, and Corporate Communications.
Before joining the bank, Norton was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at The New York Times Co. where he was accountable for all human resources-related responsibilities for 10,000 employees. Prior to that, Norton was charged with enterprise-wide human resources responsibilities at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and, earlier, at Frito Lay North America, a division of PepsiCo. He began his career at The Quaker Oats Co.
Norton earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University.
Lee Powlus is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with oversight of Information Technology, Project Management, Information Security, Operations and eBusiness, Business Services and Real Estate Services.
Powlus has more than 20 years of experience in providing enterprise-level information technology solutions for financial services companies, including successful development and implementation of technology strategies and systems integrations. Prior to joining People's United through its acquisition of Chittenden Corp., Powlus was Senior Vice President and Director of Information Technology with that organization.
He received his MBA and Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont.
Chantal Simon is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of People's United Bank. She is responsible for overall risk management, including the internal audit, loan review and operational risk functions at People's United.
Prior to joining People's United, Simon spent 20 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. Most recently, she was Chief Risk Officer of Merrill Lynch Bank USA (MLBUSA) and Head of Risk Management of the U.S. Regulated Bank Entities at Merrill Lynch. In this role, she oversaw the risk management of MLBUSA, Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, FSB and Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust, Cayman Island. Prior to that role, she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking in High Yield Origination and she was Head of the Loan Portfolio Group.
Simon holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeff Tengel, is Senior Executive Vice President with enterprise-level responsibility for Commercial Banking, including Commercial and Industrial lending, Commercial Real Estate Finance and all leasing activities.
Tengel has 25 years of experience in Commercial Banking, coming to People's United from PNC Financial Service Group in Pittsburgh, which he joined pursuant to PNC's acquisition of National City Corporation. At National City, Tengel was a member of the executive management team and Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking, responsible for managing a portfolio of business units including Capital Markets, Commercial Real Estate, Leasing, Specialized Industry Segments and Private Equity.
He received his MBA from Case Western Reserve, and his Bachelor of Science from Marquette University.
ROBERT E. TRAUTMANN
Robert E. Trautmann is Senior Executive Vice President and general counsel of People's United Bank and People's United Financial, Inc. He is responsible for the direction of the bank's legal operation and legislative affairs.
Prior to joining People's United, Trautmann was with the corporate securities and banking groups of the New Haven law firm of Tyler Cooper and Alcorn. Previously, he was with the New York City law firms of Shea & Gould and Olwine, Connelly, Chase, O'Donnell and Weyher.
Trautmann holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. and a law degree from Washington University School of Law. He was editor-in-chief of the Washington University Law Review while in law school. He is a member of the Connecticut and New York bars.
KIRK W. WALTERS
Kirk W. Walters is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of People's United Bank. He has more than 25 years of experience in the banking sector, 22 of which were spent in the Northeast markets where People's United currently operates and intends to expand.
Walters 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, Walters was, from 1996 to 2008, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chittenden Corporation, which People's United acquired in January 2008.
Walters has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.