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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Top Management

William J. Woodward
Chairman, President and CEO
William J. Woodward has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northway Financial, Inc. since 1997. In addition, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northway Bank, since 1994 and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Bank since 1989. He became a Director of the Bank in 1975.
Paula F. Caughey
Senior Vice President, Risk Management
Paula F. Caughey has served as Senior Vice President, Risk Management Officer of the Bank since September of 2013. She has over 12 years of banking experience and over 23 years of legal experience, specializing in real estate and banking law. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Caughey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at The Bank of Maine, where she was responsible for compliance, security and risk management.
Jo-Ann R. Church
Senior Vice President, Credit Administration
Jo-Ann Church has served as Senior Vice President of Northway Bank since October 2011. She is responsible for the Credit Administration of the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Church served as Senior Vice President at Chaston Associates from 2008 to 2011. From 2002 to 2008, she served as Vice President Credit Administration at Ocean Bank.
Thomas D. Kaseta
Senior Vice President and CCO
Thomas Kaseta has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Northway Bank since June of 2014. He has a 29 year banking career in which he served as a federal bank examiner as well as in credit and lending positions for a community bank, regional banks, and an international bank. Prior to joining Northway Bank, he was a Regional Credit Manager and VP for Santander Bank, responsible for business banking and middle market in CT and MA. He has MBA and JD degrees and is a licensed attorney.
Victor C. Levesque
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Victor C. Levesque has served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking of Northway Bank since December, 2007. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as the Senior Relationship Manager for Sovereign Bank (Boston) from August of 2003 to December 2007. From June 2000 to August 2003, he served as Group Director of Consulting for the Banking and Capital Markets Group of CGI, an international consulting firm in strategic planning and technology.
Gregory F. Nolin
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Gregory F. Nolin has served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources since February 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Human Resources of the Bank from March 2009 through January 2013. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as the Director of Human Resources for Wausau Papers from 1998 through 2008.
Gary J. Laurash
Senior Vice President and CFO
Gary Laurash has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2015. Gary has extensive financial and treasury management experience in national and community banks, both publicly and privately owned, most recently serving as the CFO of U. S. Century Bank.
Tyler White
Senior Vice President, Senior Technology Officer
Tyler White has served as Senior Vice President, Senior Technology Officer of the Bank since March 2015. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as Senior Vice President, Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Information Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Bank Applications Officer for Old Port National Bank.
Arthur Scott Thimann
Senior Vice President, Chief Banking Officer
Scott Thimann has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since June 2015. Scott brings more than 30 years of retail and commercial banking experience. Scott’s previous experience included serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer at Blue Hills Bank, and SVP/Senior District Executive (Retail Banking) and SVP/Market Executive (Business Banking) at Sovereign/Santander.
Michael J. Cataldo
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Michael Cataldo has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since June 2017. He has more than 35 years of operations management experience. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Merchants Bank.
Barry S. Leonard Jr.
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer
Barry S. Leonard, Jr. has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer of the Bank since September 2018. Barry joined Northway Bank in September 2017 as Senior Vice President Commercial Lending. Barry brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial services, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer of Bank of New Hampshire.

Board of Directors

William J. Woodward
Chairman
William J. Woodward has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northway Financial, Inc. since 1997. In addition, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northway Bank, since 1994 and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Bank since 1989. He became a Director of the Bank in 1975.
Fletcher W. Adams
Vice Chairman
Fletcher W. Adams has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Northway Financial, Inc. since 1997.
Stephen G. Boucher
Stephen G. Boucher is a Director of Northway Financial, Inc. and is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Airmar Technology Corp.
Peter T. Clarke
Peter T. Clarke is a Director of Northway Financial Inc. and is Chief Operating Officer of The Baldwin & Clarke Companies
Larry K. Haynes, CPA, CFP
Larry K. Haynes is a Director of Northway Financial, Inc. and is President and CEO of Grappone Automotive Group
Barry J. Kelley
Barry J. Kelley is a Director of Northway Financial, Inc. and is President of White Mountain Lumber, Co.
Randall G. Labnon
Randall G. Labnon is a Director of Northway Financial, Inc. and is General Manager of the Town & Country Motor Inn.
Brien L. Ward
Brien L. Ward is a Director of Northway Financial, Inc. and is an Attorney.