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Region Presidents

Biographies
Michael J. Casparino, President, Northern Connecticut
Timothy P. Crimmins Jr., President, Massachusetts
Armando F. Goncalves, President, Southern Connecticut
William P. Lucy, President, Northern Maine
Dianne M. Mercier, President, New Hampshire
Steven Santino, Market Leader, New York
Michael L. Seaver, President, Vermont
Daniel P. Thornton,President, Southern Maine

 

MICHAEL J. CASPARINO

President, Northern Connecticut

Michael J. Casparino

Michael J. Casparino heads People's United Bank in Northern Connecticut. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction for branches in Connecticut's Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties.

Casparino joined People's United Bank as a member of the bank's Retail Management Training Program in 1986. He has fulfilled various assignments of increasing responsibility including those of assistant vice president and branch manager, vice president and area manager, and first vice president and senior growth manager in the Regional Banking division. He is also an active partner in the bank's University of Connecticut athletic sponsorship.

Active in his community, Casparino serves as chairman of the Tax Board of Appeals of the Town of Rocky Hill and is an executive board member within the Greater Hartford area for Hartford Hospital, the Metro Hartford Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission, and the Greater Hartford Insurance-Financial Services Cluster. He has served on several panels appointed by the Judiciary committee of the state legislature, including committees for senior citizen housing, IOLTA accounts and mechanics liens. He has been the recipient of numerous community service and volunteerism awards, including the People's United Bank Community Leadership Award.

Casparino received his bachelor's degree in business administration-finance from the University of Connecticut. He also graduated from the National School of Banking with honors.

 

TIMOTHY P. CRIMMINS, JR.

President, Massachusetts

Timothy P. Crimmins, Jr.

Timothy P. Crimmins heads People's United Bank in Massachusetts.

As the founding president of The Bank of Western Massachusetts, Crimmins successfully organized the first commercial bank to be formed in over 25 years in Western Massachusetts, having raised over $14 million in capital from 530 shareholders. Founded in 1986, the bank was originally formed to service the needs of small and medium size businesses.

Prior to joining The Bank of Western Massachusetts, Crimmins was vice president of the Commercial Banking Group for Third National Bank of Hampden County later renamed to Bank of New England-West. He joined the bank as a management trainee and progressed through various management positions. Crimmins was appointed President of Flagship Bank in Worcester in January 2009.

In March of 2000, Crimmins was honored by the Massachusetts District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration as the Financial Services Advocate for Massachusetts and New England.

A long-time volunteer, Crimmins is the founder of the Springfield ACS Relay for Life; trustee,  of Western New England College; and the  United Way of Pioneer Valley; and director of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce and The Research Bureau of Worcester.

Crimmins received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Western New England College.

 

ARMANDO F. GONCALVES

President, Southern Connecticut

Armando Goncalves

Armando F. Goncalves heads People's United Bank in Southern Connecticut.  He oversees the overall strategic direction for branches in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Goncalves began his career at People's United in 1975 when he worked as a part-time branch teller at the Bridgeport North and Park office while in college. After graduating, he was selected for the Retail Management Training Program. Goncalves received successive promotions including vice president, Small Business and Commercial Checking market manager; vice president and branch manager for the Bridgeport Main office;area manager, Greater Bridgeport Region;and first vice president and growth manager in People's United Regional Banking division.

Active in his community, Goncalves is a board member of Action for Bridgeport Community Development, as well as the United Way of Eastern Fairfield County, Bridgeport Rotary Club, the Barnum Festival and the Portuguese-American Civic League. He is president of the Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises, Inc., and former board member and past president of the International Institute of Connecticut, and the Bridgeport Y.M.C.A. In addition, Goncalves was recently named to serve on Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch's transition team. He has been honored with numerous community service and volunteerism awards, including the People's United Bank Community Leadership Award and a State of Connecticut Governor's Award for Community Service.

Goncalves received his bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University, and is also a graduate of the National School of Banking.

 

WILLIAM P. LUCY

President, Northern Maine

Willam Lucy

William P. (Bill) Lucy heads People's United Bank in Northern Maine.

Lucy began his career at Merrill Bank as a senior loan officer in 1992.

Prior to joining Merrill Bank, Lucy was vice president, branch administration and business development with Union Trust Company. He has also held positions with Fleet Bank of Maine and its predecessors, beginning his career as a management trainee. He progressed through various branch management positions and commercial lending positions with Fleet.

A long-time community leader, Lucy is corporate chair of the American Heart Association 2008 Heart Ball;  director of the Action Committee of 50; Development Committee member for the American Red Cross;  director of the Penobscot Community Health Center;  director of the New Hope Hospice;  and member of the St. Joseph Hospital Audit, Finance and Pension committees.

Lucy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine.

 

DIANNE M. MERCIER

President, New Hampshire

Dainne M. Merceir

Dianne M. Mercier heads People's United Bank in New Hampshire.

Mercier began her banking career in 1985 and has spent the past 24 years actively involved in the New Hampshire banking market.

Mercier joined Ocean Bank in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Group Manager for Commercial Lending has been responsible for business and market development in Manchester, Nashua and Concord, New Hampshire.

Prior to joining Ocean Bank, Mercier was State Director, Community Banking for Citizens Bank, where she was responsible for the initial start-up and strategic development of the State Community Banking Group in New Hampshire.  She also played an active role in the implementation of a comprehensive Small Business Lending Model. 

Mercier is a leader in the local community and is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester and the Greater Manchester Family YMCA.   She is currently serving on the Board for the Central Business District Committee for the City of Manchester and is a Trustee for the Elliot Health System.  Additionally, she is a member of the 2009 class of the Leadership New Hampshire program.

Mercier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University.

 

STEVEN G. SANTINO

Market Leader, New York

Steven G. Santino

Steven G. Santino is responsible for all People's United Bank branches in the state of New York.

He joined People's United Bank in 1988 and has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility over the years, most recently leading acquisition integration of 57 branches into the People’s United Bank franchise in New York. Santino previously held positions including: branch manager, vice president and market manager, and vice president and customer experience manager in the Retail Banking division in Connecticut.  

Active in the community, he has most recently served on the board of directors of numerous benevolent and municipal boards.  

Santino received his bachelor's degree in communications from the Southern Connecticut State University, his master’s degree in industrial relations and a graduate certificate in Human Resources from the University of New Haven. He also graduated from the National School of Banking with honors. Santino currently resides in Huntington, NY.

 

 

MICHAEL L. SEAVER

President, Vermont

Michael Seaver

Michael L. Seaver currently serves as Vermont President of People’s United Bank; a $32 Billion diversified financial services company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Michael's 33-year banking career began in 1981 when he joined Chittenden Bank after graduating from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Michael is a member of the Board of Saint Michael’s College, Shelburne Museum and the Vermont Business Roundtable.  He is also a Trustee of Mayo Healthcare, Inc. in Northfield, Vermont.  He is Past Chair and a member of the Executive Committee of the Vermont Bankers Association, as well as Vice President of the Board of United Way of Chittenden County.

Michael resides in Burlington with his wife, Linda.  They have three adult sons.

 

DANIEL P. THORNTON

President, Southern Maine

 Daniel Thornton

Dan Thornton heads People's United Bank in Southern Maine. Thornton joined People’s United Bank in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Senior Lender for the Maine market. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President, Senior Lender at TD Bank in Portland, Maine. He brings close to three decades of experience in commercial lending to Maine businesses and institutions.

Thornton is the President of the Board of Ronald McDonald House of Portland and is a Director at The Institute for Family Owned Business.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Resource Economics from the University of Maine and his M.S. in Business from Husson University.

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