HANOVER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that President and CEO, Kathryn G. Underwood, has been awarded the New Hampshire Bankers Association’s Community Banker of the Year Award for 2015.
The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA) annually honors one New Hampshire bank employee who has truly gone above and beyond to improve the State of New Hampshire through their civic and community engagement. Ms. Underwood was selected for this prestigious honor by a panel of leading public officials from the State of New Hampshire. Her nomination read, in part, “She is a shining example of a business leader who has made a tremendous impact on her community outside of the boardroom by regularly devoting her energy, time, expertise, and passion to the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Region communities.”
The panel of judges noted Ms. Underwood’s clear commitment to bringing positive change to her community with the creation of the first ever Go Red for Women event in the Upper Valley to increase awareness that heart disease is the #1 health risk for women, and also bringing a “Fit Friendly” initiative to encourage local businesses to help their employees live healthier lives.
Upon winning the award, Ms. Underwood said, “Being recognized for leadership in the community is the highest honor and to do so by educating and inspiring others through a cause that I am so passionate about makes it extremely significant to me.”
Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the holding company for Ledyard National Bank. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment, tax and wealth management services in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Ledyard National Bank has eight offices with locations in Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, New London, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and in Norwich, Vermont.
Ledyard Financial Group, Inc. shares can be bought and sold through the NASD sanctioned “OTC Markets” under the trading symbol LFGP. Shares may be traded through an individual’s broker. For more information, please refer to the “Investor Relations” section of the bank’s website at www.ledyardbank.com or contact the bank’s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory D. Steverson.