By Joyce C. Dimaculangan
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. has named Jeff L. Hubbard as New England Regional President. Hubbard is responsible for leading the Company’s New Haven-based team of bankers, as well as managing and directing the overall market-based Commercial and Industrial lending activities in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
“I look forward to working with my team to strengthen existing customer relationships, serve new customers and ensure the delivery of best-in-class service at every level. In addition to serving customers and growing our business, I am proud to join First Niagara’s efforts to give back to the communities it serves across Connecticut and Massachusetts,” commented Hubbard.
Most recently, Hubbard served as Regional Vice President, Commercial Banking at TD Bank, where he managed the daily business activities for the bank in Hartford, Connecticut.
Before TD Bank, he worked as a Senior Risk Officer for Bank of America. His broad banking experience includes holding leadership roles at Webster Bank, Fleet Bank, and Merrill Lynch.
First Niagara is looking forward to having Hubbard on the team. “His experience in the market, deep knowledge of commercial banking and tremendous leadership style will be an asset to First Niagara,” said Peter Cosgrove, Managing Director of Commercial Middle Market Banking.
Hubbard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University in Plymouth New Hampshire, a Mastery Certificate from the University of Connecticut Business School and is currently enrolled at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Wharton University.
About First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 390 branches and $39 billion in assets providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. To know more, go to www.firstniagara.com.