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William E. Kidder Jr.

William E. Kidder Jr.

Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer
 

William E. Kidder, Jr. joined Ledyard National Bank in March 2015 as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender, responsible for Ledyard’s commercial banking, and was promoted to Senior Lending Officer joining Ledyard's Senior Management Team in June of 2016.

Prior to joining our team Bill spent six years at Merchants Bank as a Regional Manager and Vice President in the corporate banking department working out of Wilder, VT. In addition, Bill worked for three years at Citizens Bank, N.A. as a Vice President in commercial banking. He also worked in commercial banking for eighteen years at TD Bank, N.A., including its predecessors Banknorth and First Vermont Bank, most recently as a Vice President and commercial lender.

Bill graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.

 
Jason Achmoody

Jason Achmoody

Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager, CCLO
 

Jason Achmoody has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 6 years. Prior to joining Ledyard, he served in the roles of Assistant Branch Manager and Credit Analyst with Chittenden Bank. As an analyst, he was responsible for underwriting business loan requests ranging from small business loans to large, complex business relationships.

Jason was the Banking Office Manager for Ledyard’s West Lebanon branch for almost 3 years. His responsibilities included the management of several commercial loan relationships in his market. In July 2010, Jason was promoted to Commercial Banking Officer.

He is an active member of his community and serves as a Board Member and Assistant Treasurer of his local church. He has also served on the board of the White River Junction Rotary club and is an active participant in the Lebanon and Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Finance degree from the University of Akron. He has continued his education by participating in several RMA courses and other bank training programs.

Jason earned the Certified Commercial Loan Officer (CCLO) designation in November 2012.

 
Shawn Bard

Shawn Bard

Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Hanover
Business Banking Specialist


As the Branch Manager and Business Banking Specialist of the Hanover Branch, Shawn provides trusted and experienced customer service to new and existing business and consumer bank relationships. Shawn earned his B.A. in Business Marketing from the University of Maine and then went on to develop his sales and management skills in numerous industries before making a career in banking. Shawn is also an active member of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce and volunteers on the board of the Upper Valley Housing Coalition to assist with workforce housing projects in Lebanon, Hanover, Hartford and neighboring towns.
 

 
Jason Achmoody

Robert Christensen

Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager


Robert Christensen recently joined Ledyard and will be serving the region’s business banking needs as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager. He oversees business development and management of commercial banking accounts in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Prior to joining Ledyard, Bob spent over three years at People’s United Bank, most recently as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. His prior career also includes nine years at Dartmouth College as Associate Director of Real Estate.

Bob earned his MBA at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, and received his BS in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. He currently resides in Vermont.

 
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