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Laconia Banker Appointed to National Council for Community Bank Leaders


Laconia, New Hampshire – May 13, 2024 – The American Bankers Association (ABA) has selected Chris Logan, President & CEO of Bank of New Hampshire to serve on ABA’s Community Bankers Council.

Logan recently attended the ABA Community Bankers Council semi-annual meeting in New Orleans. At the meeting, Bankers had discussions on timely legislative issues, including credit union accountability, the Credit Card Competition Act, the Access to Credit for our Rural Economy Act (ACRE) and the Farm Bill; and on regulatory issues, including the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s FHLBank System at 100 report recommendations and the CFPB’s section 1033 and 1071 reporting requirements. Discussions also focused on check fraud, core system and data interoperability and vendor strategy. Additionally, Council members shared strategies and best practices on managing interest rate risk, generating deposits, addressing regulatory exams, fostering bank culture and many other important business and operational topics.

“Community banks play such an important role in our banking industry,” Logan said. “This appointment gives me the opportunity to represent New Hampshire and advocate for the continued success of America’s hometown banks.”

ABA’s Community Bankers Council, which meets twice a year, is made up of approximately 100 bankers from across the country from institutions with generally less than $5 billion in assets. Members are appointed by the ABA chair.

Logan joined Bank of New Hampshire and their Executive Management Team in 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held roles as Chief Commercial Lending Officer, Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President & CEO in 2021, playing a key role leading the community bank into a $2.5 billion institution, the top performing bank in New Hampshire and the fifth ranked in New England (according to the Q4 2023 Bank Performance Report). Logan is a graduate of Siena College and earned his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2.5 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.

Photo Caption: Chris Logan, President & CEO for Bank of New Hampshire and Member of the National Council for Community Bank Leaders.