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Shawn Bard

Shawn Bard

Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Hanover

NMLS #922099

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 an active member of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hanover Rotary Club.  He also volunteers on the board of the Upper Valley Housing Coalition to assist with workforce housing projects in Lebanon, Hanover, Hartford and neighboring towns.
 

 
Nico Bekker

Nicolaas Bekker

Vice President & Branch Manager, Norwich

NMLS #529516

Nicolaas has almost 20 years of customer service experience beginning in the hospitality industry with the last 10 years in banking. He brings this experience to his position of Vice President & Branch Manager at Ledyard’s Norwich, Vermont branch. Nicolaas’s dedication to providing excellent customer service matches Ledyard’s unparalleled personalized client service. Nicolaas was born and raised in the Netherlands, earning his master’s degree in Film and Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He started his banking career in Fairfield County, Connecticut, after moving to the United States in 2003. Nicolaas has been actively involved in the Upper Valley community since 2010. He serves as the 2014-2016 president of the Rotary Club of White River Junction and as an ongoing board member of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.

 
Katie Blake

Katie Blake

Branch Manager, New London

NMLS# 1109173

Katie joins Ledyard National Bank with over 20 years of customer service experience. Katie has been in the banking industry for the past 4 years and has multiple years of retail management experience in her background. Prior to joining Ledyard, Katie held supervisory roles at People’s United Bank, as well as Citizens Bank. Katie takes pride in providing customers with a consistent and exemplary customer service experience, as well as building their relationships. Katie is somewhat new to the New London area and looks forward to developing and growing relationships within the community.

 
Gail M. Broughton

Gail M. Broughton

Vice President & Branch Manager, West Lebanon

NMLS #430068

Gail brings over thirty years of banking experience to her position as Branch Manager of the West Lebanon Branch of Ledyard National Bank. She takes great pride in providing responsive and trusted customer services to all of her clients. Gail also volunteers on the Norwich Scholarship Committee and her family hosts the annual Bill Broughton Golf Tournament to benefit the Post 22 baseball program and the William Broughton Memorial Scholarship Fund.
 

 
Cara Dyke

Cara Dyke

Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Lyme

NMLS #819140

Cara began her career at Ledyard National Bank in 1999 and has advanced to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of our Lyme New Hampshire Branch. During her years at Ledyard, Cara has completed numerous banking, professional management, and information technology courses. She also volunteers for Neighbors Unite, an organization who raises funds for local families in crisis and local food pantries; she is the treasurer of the Orford Free Library while also organizing events for the Orford Photo Club.
 

  
Cara Dyke

Kayla Pearsons

Branch Manager, Lebanon

NMLS #898035

Kayla joined our team at Ledyard National Bank in 2014 as the Branch Supervisor of the drive-up branch in Hanover and later took on the role of Personal Banker at the Hanover Branch. Subsequently, she was promoted to Branch Manager of the Lebanon Branch in 2016.  Kayla brings many years of banking experience to her position, has a vast amount of knowledge, and a strong focus on customer service that she draws upon to nurture lasting banking relationships within the community.

  
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