Kirk W. Walters is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of People’s United Bank and is a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining People’s United, Walters held a series of senior executive positions at the following institutions: Santander Holdings, USA, Inc. (the parent company of Sovereign Bank); Chittenden Corporation, Northeast Federal Corporation; CalFed, Inc.; and Atlantic Richfield Corp (ARCO). Walters is a CPA and began his career as an auditor and Coopers & Lybrand in Los Angeles, CA and earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Walters is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, a national program that provides transportation for patients (particularly children) requiring care that is not available locally to them. He is also a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws, a national organization that arranges rescue flights with the mission of “saving the lives of innocent animals.” He and his wife Loretta are the founders of Lacey’s Fund, which provides medical care for retired police dogs in Vermont. Kirk is also an Eagle Scout and has served in various capacities in the Boy Scouts of America organization. Kirk and Loretta have a son and a daughter, both in college.