October 30, 2017
James Curran Joins People's United Bank as Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Responsible for Central and Western Massachusetts
BRIDGEPORT, CT, Conn. October 30, 2017 People’s United Bank, N.A. (NASDAQ: PBCT), today announced that James Curran has been appointed Senior Vice President, Regional Manager for Central and Western Massachusetts. Curran will be responsible for new business development, customer relationships and liaising with People’s United’s community partners in the regions he oversees.
Curran brings more than thirty years’ experience in the banking industry, most recently as Executive Vice President, Regional Manager for Berkshire Bank, where he had direct oversight of three New England regions including Western and Central Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut. In this role, Curran was responsible for the development of financial solutions encompassing both short and long-term credit, deposits, investment opportunities and fixed-rate financing products to mid and large sized companies. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at Sovereign Bank/Santander and Vice President at Bank of New England/Fleet Financial.
“Jim brings with him a wealth of specialized banking experience and an unparalleled understanding of the unique market dynamics specific to Massachusetts,” said Patrick Sullivan, Massachusetts Market President, People’s United Bank. “His depth of knowledge and proven track record in driving stellar business results, delivering outstanding customer service and effective talent management will be an asset to the bank and support our efforts to build and grow our presence in Massachusetts.”
Curran will be based in Worcester, MA and has been an active member of community development and professional associations including: Easter Seals of Massachusetts, North County Chamber of Commerce, Oak Hill Country Club, Worcester Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Club and various local charities.
About People's United Bank
People's United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with $44 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.