ROCKY HILL, CT — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce the appointment of David W. Glidden, president and CEO of Liberty Bank as the new chairman of the Southern and Western New England Area Board. Glidden’s term as chair began on January 1, 2020.
“We are excited to have Mr. Glidden as our new chair as he has a reputation of making cancer a priority and helping the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle,” said Wendy Matthews, executive director with the American Cancer Society.
Glidden is the former Chair of the New England Division Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and is a 2017 recipient of the St. George National Award, the American Cancer Society's highest volunteer honor in recognition of outstanding service to the community in support of the Society's mission. Glidden was a consistent presence in the Springfield community on behalf of our mission for over 20 years, with his signature event being the Springfield Gala. He comes to the Southern and Western New England Area Board from the Eastern New England Board, for which he served prior to joining the Liberty Bank team.
“As a longtime supporter and advocate of the American Cancer Society, I look forward to leading and playing a role in Connecticut’s fight against this terrible disease,” stated David W. Glidden. “Working together with board members and the Society, we will continue to advance the cause, expand its community presence, and provide hope to everyone affected by cancer.”
Glidden became Liberty Bank’s President and CEO on March 18, 2019 with over 30 years of industry leadership experience. Prior to joining the Liberty team, he served as TD Bank’s Regional President for the Northern New England and Upstate New York. 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.
Glidden is an active banking industry leader and advocate. Over the years, in addition to his involvement with the Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York state banking associations, Glidden has held several leadership positions. He has been involved 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 previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society (ACS) New England Division and the ACS National Delegate. In addition to his previous involvement with the American Cancer Society, Glidden and the team at Liberty Bank recently donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society in 2019 to support their local efforts.
A graduate of Providence College, Glidden attended The National School of Banking in Fairfield, CT and The Ivey School of Executive Management in Toronto, Ontario. He is originally from Western Massachusetts and currently resides in Glastonbury, CT with his wife. They have two adult daughters.
Pictured above: Joseph V. Barbetta, CFP, The Connecticut Group/AXA Advisors, LLC, outgoing Board Chairman; Wendy Matthews, Executive Director, American Cancer Society; and David W. Glidden, Liberty Bank President and CEO, Chairman, American Cancer Society, Southern and Western New England Area Board