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People in Business for Aug. 5

  • William Logan

  • Scott Grace

  • Laurie Ristino

  • Allan Wieman

  • Justin Gullotta


Saturday, August 04, 2018

Ledyard National Bank has reached out to a Rhode Island and Connecticut wealth manager to head its private banking division and join the senior ranks of it management team at the Hanover bank.

Ledyard named William Logan as its new senior vice president and manager of private banking, filling a position that had been vacant since Dan Emanuele moved from Ledyard to Mascoma Bank to head up its new private banking practice a year ago.

Logan joins Ledyard from Providence, R.I.-based Citizens Bank, where he had been senior vice president and market leader with the bank’s private wealth management team. He previously worked in private banking capacities at Fidelity Investments and BNY Mellon.

Upper Valley Land Trust, the nonprofit land conservancy that works in 45 towns on both sides of the Connecticut River, has elected three new members to its current 12-member board of trustees. They are:

Justin Gullotta, of Brownsville, an industrial products designer at Hypertherm;

Laurie Ristino, of Hanover, director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School;

Allan Wieman, of Hanover, former managing director and head of forest products for GE Capital.

Stepping down from the board are longtime members Bob Wetzel, Tom Ciardelli, Jeff Bernstein and Jim Zien. UVLT’s board has up to 16 seats, and members are elected to three-year terms.

Scott Grace, of Enfield, a Modern Woodmen of America financial representative, recently completed a three-day advanced educational program on retirement benefits management at Modern Woodmen’s headquarters in Rock Island, Ill.

The training program covered retirement distribution procedures to maximize retirement income while minimizing tax liabilities and seminars on Social Security, health care considerations, income strategies and budget analysis.

Modern Woodmen of America, founded in 1883, is a member-owned fraternal financial services organization providing financial products such as banking, life insurance and annuities to member individuals and families.

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