Meet Our People
William E. Kidder Jr.
Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer
William E. Kidder, Jr. joined Ledyard National Bank in March 2015 as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender, responsible for Ledyard’s commercial banking, and was promoted to Senior Lending Officer joining Ledyard's Senior Management Team in June of 2016.
Prior to joining our team Bill spent six years at Merchants Bank as a Regional Manager and Vice President in the corporate banking department working out of Wilder, VT. In addition, Bill worked for three years at Citizens Bank, N.A. as a Vice President in commercial banking. He also worked in commercial banking for eighteen years at TD Bank, N.A., including its predecessors Banknorth and First Vermont Bank, most recently as a Vice President and commercial lender.
Bill graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.
Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager, CCLO
Jason Achmoody is a Relationship Manager at Ledyard National Bank and a lifelong learner with extensive experience in business analysis, creative problem solving, relationship dynamics, and proactive leadership. Jason enjoys managing a diverse commercial loan portfolio with numerous long term relationships. He works closely with businesses in manufacturing, health care, fitness, building trades, and hospitality to name a few. In addition to helping operating businesses, Jason has experience in investment commercial real estate lending and construction lending.
Jason has broad banking experience including retail banking positions as a Teller, Assistant Manager, and Manager. Jason's passion for helping business owners began when he accepted the position of Credit Analyst at a larger regional bank. Jason has recently focused on business succession and transition and has assisted both small and large companies through the sale and acquisition process and recently became a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA).
Jason is an active member of the community having served on the boards of Leadership Upper Valley, the White River Rotary Club, Co-chairman of his local church board, and most recently he joined the cabinet of the Upper Valley chapter of Granite United Way.
Jason has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Akron, is a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking, and holds the Certified Commercial Loan Officer (CCLO) designation. He lives with his wife and three boys ages 14, 11, and 9 in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager
Robert Christensen serves the region’s business banking needs as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager. He oversees business development and management of commercial banking accounts in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Prior to joining Ledyard, Bob spent over three years at People’s United Bank, most recently as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. His prior career also includes nine years at Dartmouth College as Associate Director of Real Estate.
Bob earned his MBA at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, and received his BS in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. He currently resides in Vermont.