Santander Bank appointed Colleen Canny head of its Retail Network. Canny will oversee a network of more than 600 branches and 4,100 colleagues in an eight-state footprint, as well as manage the bank’s portfolio of deposit, loan and investment balances for consumer and business clients.

She will be responsible for increasing colleague engagement and retention, deepening and growing customer relationships and improving the customer experience.

Canny brings nearly 30 years of consumer banking and wealth management experience to Santander. She joins Santander from JPMorgan Chase, where she held numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a branch manager and then serving as district executive, market manager and regional manager for the Northeast and Midwest regions. Most recently, Canny served as managing director and regional director of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management in Illinois and Wisconsin, where she was responsible for driving the growth of deposits, investments and lending across the region. She was also the executive sponsor of the women’s mentoring networking group for the Midwest region.

Michael Cleary, co-president of Santander Bank and head of Consumer and Business Banking, said, “Colleen has an exceptional track record for leading dynamic teams who produce strong results, while recognizing their potential and cultivating their talent. Her extensive branch management experience will be instrumental as we grow our talent and position in the marketplace and continue to deliver a positive experience for our customers.”