HVCU Chair of the Board Nancy Kappler-Foster announced that Mr. Jonathan W. Roberts has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for the financial cooperative beginning September 19, 2022. Mr. Roberts most recently served as Executive Vice President at Webster Bank in Stamford, Connecticut, where he was head of their Community Banking division and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He has extensive consumer and commercial financial experience over the past 28 years with a number of well-respected institutions, including Fifth Third Bank, Citizens Bank, FNB Corp and Santander North America.
Mr. Roberts succeeds Mary Madden, who will retire in early September. “After extensive conversations with Jonathan, I am confident the transition will be smooth and seamless,” said Ms. Kappler-Foster. “His financial acumen, strategic vision, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and community are the perfect mix to help our credit union achieve even greater success.”
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, and Stonier Graduate School of Banking, he is also an alumni of The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated from the General Management Program in 2018. He remains a Director for the Urban League of Greater Hartford in Connecticut, completing his term as Chairman of the Board in June of 2023.