Josephine Moran ’01 M.S., ’19 EMBA

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Josephine Moran is President and CEO, Ledyard Financial Group, Inc.


Josephine Moran is the President and CEO of Ledyard Financial Group, Inc., headquartered in Hanover, New Hampshire. Ledyard National Bank, founded in 1991, is a full-service community bank offering a broad range of banking, investment and wealth management services. Josephine is a member of the Board of Directors as well as a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee.

With over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, Josephine Moran has substantial expertise in community banking, investment services, residential and consumer lending, business banking, small business and customer experience. She has a proven track record of developing and leading high-performing teams with the ability to initiate change, influence outcomes, and develop and execute strategic plans.

Prior to joining Ledyard, she was the Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Services and Consumer Lending Officer at Provident Bank, as well as EVP, Head of Retail. Ms. Moran has held various Executive Leadership positions in several organizations throughout her career, including Wachovia /Wells Fargo, Santander, Columbia and Webster Bank.

She is a member of the Board of Governors at her alma mater, the University of New Haven, and serves as Chairperson for the Pompea College of Business Advisory Board. She is proud to be the founder and chair of the University’s Women’s Leadership Council, which provides mentorship, networking and growth opportunities for the university’s female students.

Josephine is a member of the New Hampshire Banker’s Legislative Committee, the Upper Valley Corporate Council, the Granite State United Way Board of Directors, and the UVBA Foundation Committee. She is also an Advisory Council member of the Women’s Business Alliance, an international organization committed to the equality of all women in business.

Josephine was recently featured in Business NH’s Top Women’s Led Businesses October 2022 issue and named one of Industry Era’s “Top Ten Women Leaders in 2020”. She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Independent Banker Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Banking, and Thrive Global’s “Meet the Female Leaders of Finance” Series. Josephine was named NJ ROI Influencers in 2021, received the 2020 Middlesex County Boy Scouts Citizenship award, and was named one of Staten Island’s Top Businesswomen.

Community Service

Ms. Moran was elected to the University of New Haven’s Board of Governors in January 2019 and currently serves on the Finance Committee. She is chair of the University of New Haven’s Pompea College of Business Advisory Board and has been a member since 2013. She is also the chair of the University of New Haven's Women's Leadership Council. Ms. Moran serves on the board of the YWCA of Union County and is an advisory council member for the Women’s Business Collaborative, an alliance of national professional women’s organizations working together to achieve equal pay, position, and power for all business women. She previously served as a board member for EverWonder Children’s Museum and the Waterbury Business Women’s Forum.


Moran holds an Executive MBA from the University of New Haven and an M.S. in Finance and Financial Services. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and received her B.S. in Marketing and Management. In addition, she holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.


Ms. Moran is a resident of Newtown, Connecticut, and she is the parent of a University of New Haven alumnus.