Bank Management Committee
John P. Barnes, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Berey, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Kristy Berner, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Galan G. Daukas Senior Executive Vice President, Wealth Management
Mark Herron Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Sara M. Longobardi, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Banking
David Norton, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Lee Powlus, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Daniel G. Roberts, Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
David Rosato, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Tengel, President, People's United
Kirk W. Walters Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning
JOHN P. BARNES
John P. (Jack) Barnes is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of People's United Bank. He served as both President and Chief Executive Officer of People’s United from April 2010 until May 2018. 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.
Dave Berey is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of People’s United Bank responsible for Credit Risk for Commercial and Industrial lending, Commercial Real Estate Finance, Leasing, Residential and Consumer Lending.
Berey joined People’s United in 1992 as a C&I relationship manager and was promoted in 1995 to Hartford regional manager for C&I lending. In 1999, he was promoted to manage Business Banking and Cash management services. In 2001, he became Senior Vice President; Head of C&I Lending and in 2011 was promoted to his current position.
Prior to People’s United, Berey spent 2 ½ years with First Constitution Bank in New Haven, where he managed a loan production office and a loan workout group. Before joining First Constitution, he was with Bank of Boston CT for over 7 years in various commercial lending roles.
Berey earned a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and MBA from the University of New Haven.
Kristy Berner is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of People's United Bank and People's United Financial, Inc. She is responsible for the direction and management of the bank's legal operation and legislative affairs.
She began her career at Hodgson Russ, LLP, a NY law firm, advising public and private companies in corporate and securities matters including M&A, public debt and equity offerings, private placements, and SEC compliance matters. She has spent more than half of her career as in-house counsel to financial institutions. She spent six years at First Niagara Bank, a $37B bank. In her last four years there she served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, guiding them through a number of M&A transactions. Prior to joining People’s United she was with Key Bank, where she has served as EVP, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
Berner holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science, an MBA and a law degree, from the State University of New York Buffalo. She is a member of the Connecticut and New York bars.
GALAN G. DAUKAS
Galan Daukas is Senior Executive Vice President, responsible for the bank's Wealth Management business, including Investment Management and Trust, Private Banking and the People's Securities, Inc. brokerage business.
Daukas brings over 30 years of investment and trust experience to the position. He joined People's United from Washington Trust Wealth Management, where he was 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.
Mark Herron is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at People’s United Bank. He is responsible for the strategic positioning of the Company and overseeing enterprise-wide marketing, digital and social media, customer research, product development, data analytics, peoples.com and corporate communications.
Mark brings over 30 years of experience to the position. He joined People’s United Bank in 2016 from BB&T Corporation, in Winston-Salem, NC where he last served as Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales Manager. At BB&T he was chiefly responsible for sales and service processes, marketing analytics and marketing automation.
Herron received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing from East Carolina University.
SARA M. LONGOBARDI
Sara Longobardi is Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Banking at People's United Bank. She is responsible for the bank's branch network and residential and consumer lending areas as well as for ensuring the overall customer experience.
Longobardi joined People's United in 1991 as audit supervisor and was promoted to vice president in 1993. In 1999, she joined the bank's Regional Banking division as vice president and area manager in the Hartford region.
She moved to People's Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of People's Bank, in 2001, where she worked with the bank's investment sales program. Longobardi also has served as Growth Manager responsible for the greater New Haven market. She was named senior vice president for Customer Relationship Development in the Retail and Business Banking division in 2004. In this role she developed, implemented and managed the strategy to drive the expansion and retention of profitable customer relationships. Longobardi received a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois.
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.
DANIEL G. ROBERTS
Daniel G. (Dan) Roberts is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of People's United Bank. He is responsible for overall risk management, including the compliance, loan review and operational risk functions. Most recently, Roberts has been the Chief Auditor at People’s United; the role he held since joining the company in 2012. Prior to joining People’s United, he spent 27 years at Citigroup. There he held roles as Managing Director and Chief Auditor in multiple division and global roles that included; Global Consumer Businesses, Global Compliance/AML, Global Basel Capital Management, and Global Audit Re-engineering. In addition, Roberts held domestic and international roles in consumer business management, regulatory compliance, credit loan review, credit, risk management and operational re-engineering.
Roberts is a graduate of Gettysburg College where he received his bachelor of science in Accounting.
David Rosato is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of People's United. He has more than 25 years of experience in banking with extensive finance, regulatory and treasury experience.
Rosato joined People’s United in 2007 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer responsible for all treasury functions including interest-rate risk management and modeling, fixed income portfolio management, derivative activities, capital management, as well as wholesale funding and liquidity. Prior to joining the bank, he was Treasurer at Webster Financial Corp. Rosato began his career at M&T Bank in the investment portfolio group.
He earned both his M.B.A. and a bachelors in business and economics from The Universtiy of Maryland and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Jeff Tengel, is President of People’s United. As President, Tengel leads the full complement of business lines at People’s United, with enterprise-level responsibility for Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, and Wealth Management.
Most recently, Tengel held the position of Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking at People’s United, with overall responsibility of Commercial Banking including Commercial and Industrial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Equipment Finance and Capital Markets. Tengel joined People's United in 2010 from PNC Financial Service Group, 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 the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and his B.S. in Accounting from Marquette University.
KIRK W. WALTERS
Kirk W. Walters is Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. He has more than 25 years of experience in the banking sector, 22 of which were spent in the Northeast markets.
Walters was most recently Chief Financial Officer of People's United Financial, Inc. Prior to that he was 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.