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Ledyard National Bank Names Wealth Head

Hanover, NH  –  Jul 22, 2021  –  Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Michael Hakoun has joined the bank as the new Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Ledyard Financial Advisors.  He follows Dennis Mitchell, who will be retiring in September after leading Ledyard’s Wealth Management division for the last thirteen years.  Michael brings with him nearly two decades of experience in the wealth management and retail banking industry, having worked in the US and Canada.

Prior to joining Ledyard, Michael led a five-state team located in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island supporting 230 retail branches for TD Bank. The comprehensive team included Wealth Strategists, Investment Advisors, Trust Advisors, Wealth Lending Specialists, Private Client Relationship Managers, and Client Services. 

Kathy Underwood, President and CEO of Ledyard National Bank, said, “We are thrilled to have Mike joining Ledyard. He is a proven team leader who brings significant depth of experience and an enormous amount of energy.”  Michael’s comprehensive wealth management and retail banking experience perfectly complements Ledyard’s strategic goals and passion for developing long-term client relationships. His demonstrated leadership has produced results ranging from transformational client service delivery, meaningful employee engagement strategies.

Michael graduated from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business in Ontario, Canada with a Master of Business Administration. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and also holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 65, 24 licenses.  He serves on the board of Mt. Zion Christian Schools, coaches recreational softball teams for his daughters, and teaches students at his local church. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three daughters.

Ledyard Financial Advisors is the wealth management division of Ledyard National Bank, managing over $1.8 billion of client assets.  For additional information visit LedyardBank.com.

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