People in Business: July 13, 2014

D aniel Emanuele , of Hartland, has been promoted to senior vice president and private banking manager at Ledyard National Bank. He has been a professional banker for 26 years, holding various positions as a portfolio manager, risk manager, commercial relationship manager and private banker. Over the past 10 years, he has worked primarily in commercial lending and in private banking. Emanuele received a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Geneseo in 1990 and a master’s degree from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1992. He is a board member for the Good Neighbor Health Clinic and the Hartland Elementary School.

Kate Sims, of Hartland, has been promoted to private banking administrator at Ledyard National Bank. Sims joined the bank in 2010 as a client services representative at its Main Street office in Hanover. In 2011, she was promoted to branch supervisor for the Hanover drive up office. During this time, she completed numerous banking, compliance and management training courses and created new training manuals for the Retail Banking Group. Sims oversees the daily operation of the Private Banking Group while administrating the delivery of other financial products and services. Prior to joining Ledyard, she spent eight years working in client services and supervisory positions.

Tom Daniels, of White River Junction, has joined Banwell Architects in Quechee. After graduating from Roger Williams University in 1993, he moved to Southern Maine, where he gained experience single-family residential, elder-care, hotel and hospitality, and performing arts buildings. He is licensed to practice architecture in Maine and New Hampshire, is an National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certificate holder and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional.

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