Aug 7, 2019 -
Ledyard Financial Group, the holding company for Ledyard National Bank, is pleased to announce that Jay Benson has joined its Board of Directors effective July 16, 2019.
Jay is the Chief Executive Officer of Simon Pearce US and serves as an advisor to Andrew Pearce Bowls. Simon Pearce US specializes in handcrafted glassware and hand-thrown pottery. Simon Pearce operates 10 retail locations, including their flagship store in Quechee, Vermont, and sells products through 500 retail locations throughout the United States. Jay graduated from Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. He is active in area non-profits including the Montshire Museum of Science, Love Your Brain, and LISTEN Community Services. Jay and his family reside in Norwich, Vermont.
"We are very pleased to welcome Jay to the Ledyard board. His strategic and leadership skills gained through more than 20 years of experience in strategy development, corporate finance, technology implementation, and operational improvement will provide a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors," remarked Margaret Rightmire, Chair of the Board of Directors for Ledyard Financial Group. “His local non-profit engagements will benefit our community-focused financial institution, and we look forward to his contributions to Ledyard."