Liberty Bank Announces New President and CEO, David W. Glidden


by Liberty Bank | Mar 07, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, CT – Liberty Bank, Connecticut’s oldest bank founded in 1825, announced today that David W. Glidden will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Glidden will succeed Chandler J. Howard who led the Bank since 2007. Howard announced his plan for retirement in May of 2018, and upon retirement will become a member of Liberty Bank’s Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Management Team, we wish Chandler continued success in retirement and are very pleased he has agreed to become a member of our Board. We extend a warm welcome to David as he joins Liberty Bank. After an extensive nation-wide search, we are confident that David’s leadership experience and remarkable achievements will lead Liberty Bank toward a future of continued growth, outstanding customer service and community involvement,” said Mark Gingras, Chairman of the Liberty Bank Board of Directors.

Glidden brings over 30 years of industry leadership experience to Liberty Bank. Most recently he served as Regional President for the Northern New England and Upstate New York Region for TD Bank. He was responsible for managing retail banking, small business, wealth management, commercial and specialty banking operations and lending services. Glidden began his banking career at Shawmut Bank’s Commercial Lending Division in Boston and joined TD Bank in 1994, embarking on a path that led to numerous positions of increasing responsibility.

“I look forward to joining Liberty Bank and working with the team to reach new heights,” said Glidden. “Under Chandler’s leadership, Liberty built a solid foundation and continues to be a top company in Connecticut. During the next chapter of Liberty’s history, we will remain committed to helping customers handle their finances with confidence. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead the team to more successes as we continue to provide outstanding products and services, one-of-a-kind customer experiences and unparalleled community support to the areas within our footprint.”

Glidden is an active banking industry leader and advocate.  In addition to his involvement with the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York state banking associations, David has held several leadership positions with organizations such as BDC Capital of New England, Inc., Turnaround Management Association, Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, SIS Charitable Fund’s Treasurer and Trustee, and the TD Bank Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society (ACS) New England Division and the ACS National Delegate. Glidden was recently awarded the ACS’ Highest National Volunteer Recognition Award for Life Time Achievement – the St. Georges Award.

“David’s diverse banking experience and commitment to the community make him the perfect match for Liberty Bank. I am confident that under his leadership, Liberty will continue on its journey to be the most admired company in Connecticut,” said Chandler J. Howard.

A graduate of Providence College, Glidden also attended The National School of Banking in Fairfield, CT and The Ivey School of Executive Management in Toronto, Ontario.  Glidden’s new role will begin on March 18, 2019.     

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with more than $5.1 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named as a 2018 ‘Best Bank in America’ by Forbes and 'Top Workplace' by the Hartford Courant for seven consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. 

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