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Chandler Howard 97 Named Head of Fleet Bank of Connecticut
Howard began his banking career as a teller at Peoples Bank in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1974. Over the years he rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as senior vice president and Hartford regional manager for Peoples Bank. In 1996, Howard left Peoples to join Fleet as head of branch banking in Connecticut.
Howard received a bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut, and a masters degree in management with a concentration in finance from Rensselaer at Hartford.
My experience in Rensselaers degree program in Hartford provided me with the knowledge and experience I needed to continue moving forward in my career, Howard says. The curriculum provided me with insights into the latest business trends and management techniques, and the approach to learning showed me the importance of building strong teams and encouraging everyone to be an active participant.
In October 2003, Howard was named a recipient of the Tapestry Award by the Hartford Courant. The award is designed to recognize an individual or organization in the Hartford region who excels at promoting diversity and building bridges of understanding.
Howard has long been active in community organizations. He chaired the 2002 Community Campaign for the United Way of the Capital Area, and is currently the Anniversary Chairman of the Greater Hartford Urban Leagues 40th Anniversary Celebration. He also serves as chairman of the board of Charter Oak State College and vice chair for the Governors Council on Economic Competitiveness and Technology. His public service has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the Champion of Children Award from the Village for Children & Families, the 2003 Campaign Leadership Award from Community Health Charities of Connecticut, and the 2003 Secretary of the States Public Service Award.--TL
|Rensselaer Magazine: Spring 2004|
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