People's Bank, Bridgeport, Conn., has promoted Chandler Howard to senior vice president and manager of the Hartford region.

Mr. Howard was first vice president and Hartford region manager. People's said he was instrumental in leading the transition team for the bank's many mergers and acquisitions in the 1980s.

Dorothea Brennan, a first vice president who directed the bank's program for disposing of foreclosed properties, has been named director of profitability management.

She is responsible for enhancing People's product and managerial profitability and is responsible for the bank's asset and liability management process. She also continues to head the bank's risk management department.

John Longstreth has been named vice president of market research and planning at the bank. Previously he was vice president of consumer banking.

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