2015 Press Releases
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2015

WFS To Open Office on Seabury Campus
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held At Seabury
Colleary Joins WFS -
Vice President – Commercial Loan and Business Development
WFS To Open Office at Duncaster

WFS Holds Official Ribbon Cutting at Duncaster

WFS Announces New Mortgage Originator

WFS Announces New Granby Branch Manager

WFS Appoints Three New Directors to the Board

 

 

 


WINDSOR FEDERAL SAVINGS TO OPEN ON SEABURY CAMPUS

(WINDSOR, CT – February 2015)  Windsor Federal Savings and Seabury are teaming up to provide on-site banking for Seabury residents and employees. Located within the commons building on the 66 acre Seabury campus, the limited-service branch will provide the complete array of banking products and services offered by Windsor Federal, along with the traditional “neighbors helping neighbors” service that the bank is well known for.

Windsor Federal already has a full-service branch in downtown Bloomfield, as well as an in-school satellite at Bloomfield High School. George Hermann, President and CEO , stated expanding into Seabury made sense:  “this is a natural extension of our business as we further our commitment to the communities we serve.  We’re very excited to become part of the Seabury community, and providing banking services to its residents and employees.  Our ongoing emphasis will continue to be on providing a superior customer experience through friendly, personalized service, and our goal, as always, is to exceed customer expectations.”

For their part, Seabury is looking forward to Windsor Federal being on campus and complementing an already robust set of offerings for residents and employees alike.  Richard Heath, Executive Vice President and CEO of Seabury, says that Windsor Federal and Seabury will work well together: “As an organization, our “wellness for life” philosophy makes personal service a key component to the relationship we have with our residents.  Windsor Federal’s emphasis on superior customer service and being good neighbors is a great fit, and we think they’ll be a tremendous resource, and partner.”

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Seabury, an active life community, in Bloomfield, offers its residents the opportunity for a fulfilling lifestyle in beautiful surroundings and accommodations in Apartments, Cottages and Villas, with future health care provided at essentially no additional cost. Seabury is committed to a “Wellness for Life” philosophy by meeting the physical/nutritional, spiritual, social/emotional, intellectual, and vocational needs of the people it serves through services, accommodations and professional management that will increase and maintain a high quality of life. To reach Seabury call 860.286.0243, or go to www.seaburylife.org

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Seabury Office of WFS Holds Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Seabury Office of Windsor Federal Savings held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. In attendance were Richard Heath, Executive Vice President and CEO of Seabury, George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal, David Oliver, Senior Vice President Retail Banking, Harold Harper, Assistant Vice President Bloomfield Office and Jonathan Kozloski, Personal Banker of the Seabury Office.

The office, which opened for business on March 3, 2015, is a limited service bank serving the financial needs of the residents and employees of Seabury. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 4. 

Pictured left to right:  David Oliver, WFS Senior Vice President Retail Banking; George Hermann, WFS President and CEO; Harold Harper, WFS Assistant Vice President Bloomfield Office; Jonathan Kozloski, WFS Personal Banker of the Seabury Office; Richard Heath, Executive Vice President and CEO of Seabury

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WENDY COLLEARY JOINS WINDSOR FEDERAL SAVINGS

(WINDSOR, CT – MARCH 2015) – Windsor Federal Savings’ President, George Hermann, along with Ray Halsted, Senior Vice President Commercial Lending, are pleased to announce that Wendy Colleary has joined the Association as Vice President – Commercial Loan and Business Development.

Colleary, a longtime Glastonbury resident, is a seasoned professional with over thirty-four years of diverse bank experience with extensive knowledge in community association lending, commercial business development and credit review and analysis. She builds partnerships within the community by providing superior customer service through responsiveness and accountability.

“Wendy brings an impressive community bank background to our association”, commented Ray Halsted, Senior Vice President of Lending. “Her expertise with specialized commercial products including community association lending will help us expand our customer base and enhance the communities we serve.” 

Ms. Colleary received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is currently a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI).

An avid reader, she also enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

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WINDSOR FEDERAL SAVINGS TO OPEN OFFICE AT DUNCASTER

(Windsor, CT – March 2015)  Windsor Federal Savings and Duncaster are pleased to announce the opening of an on-site banking office for Duncaster residents and employees in Bloomfield.

The limited service office, which will be located in the common area of the Duncaster campus, will provide banking products and services offered by Windsor Federal Savings, along with the exceptional “neighborly” customer service for which the bank is well known.

Windsor Federal is no stranger to Bloomfield – they have a full service branch in Bloomfield Center, in-school satellite branch at Bloomfield High School and also recently opened another limited service office in Bloomfield.

George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal, says expanding into Duncaster was a natural expansion of our existing branch network.  “We’re thrilled to become part of the Duncaster community.  Our focus will continue to be on providing an exceptional customer experience through friendly, personalized service and we look forward to building a strong partnership with residents and employees alike.”

Duncaster is looking forward to Windsor Federal being on-site. The two organizations share the same philosophy when it comes to their strong commitment to their clients, employees and communities by making the greater community a better place to live. Michael O’Brien, President and CEO at Duncaster,  is “delighted to welcome Windsor Federal Savings to the campus. This new partnership will ensure that Duncaster residents and employees will have convenient access to a full range of banking services”.

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Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first LifeCare community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the boutique retirement community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT.  Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune.  Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 94-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short- and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit http://www.Duncaster.org or call (860) 380-5005.

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WINDSOR FEDERAL SAVINGS OFFICIALLY
OPENS AT DUNCASTER IN BLOOMFIELD

(Bloomfield, CT – May 18, 2015) – Windsor Federal Savings officially opened their newest branch today, an on-site, limited service banking location within the Duncaster campus in Bloomfield. 

On hand for the ceremonial ribbon cutting outside the newly opened branch were Personal Bankers Emily Thompson and Jon Kozlowski, as well as fellow Windsor Federal team members Lynne Stanley, David Oliver, and George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal. Representing Duncaster were Lou DeSario, Nancy Sproat, and Michael O’Brien, President and CEO of Duncaster.

Pictured L to R:  Lou DeSario, VP of Operations of Duncaster; WFS Personal Banker Jon Kozlowski; George Hermann, WFS President and CEO; Michael O’Brien, President and CEO of Duncaster; Emily Thompson, WFS Personal Banker; Nancy Sproat, Marketing Associate of Duncaster; Lynne Stanley, WFS Commercial Relationship Officer; David Oliver, WFS SVP Retail Banking

 

 

The newly renovated space at Duncaster is easily accessible, and invokes a warm, friendly and inviting feel – a common theme for all Windsor Federal locations.  Duncaster President and CEO Michael O’Brien stated that the alignment between the two organizations is a good fit, “We are delighted that we are able to form a partnership with Windsor Federal to provide on-site banking for not only Duncaster residents, but also for our staff.   We are pleased to partner with an organization whose mission is very similar to ours, including a commitment to exceptional customer service, a commitment to the greater Bloomfield community, and an organization who will form a long and sustainable partnership with Duncaster.”

George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal, agrees. "We look forward to a successful partnership with Duncaster and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to become a part of their community.”

The Duncaster branch will be open to residents and employees on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 2:30.  Appointments during non-business hours may be scheduled by calling the bank’s Bloomfield branch at 860.242.6062.

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Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first LifeCare community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the boutique retirement community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT.  Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Hartford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune.  Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 94-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short- and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit http://www.Duncaster.org or call (860) 380-5005.

 

 

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Mary Girard New Mortgage Loan Originator at Windsor Federal Savings

(Granby, CT - July 2015) Ray Halsted, Senior Vice President of Lending and Lori LePauloue, Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending of Windsor Federal are pleased to announce that Mary Girard has recently joined the Association as a Mortgage Loan Originator.

Girard, a lifelong resident of Simsbury, brings her 20 years of collective banking experience and service to local communities. Over the past 6 years she has helped people realize their dream of homeownership, as well as achieving their long and short term financial goals through home refinance. “I look forward to working with the Windsor Federal Savings team to meet the mortgage needs of our market area while providing the bank’s recognized quality customer service.” 

Ms. Girard is a 2015 graduate of the Connecticut School of Finance and Management and currently serves on the Granby Chamber of Commerce Annual Memorial Golf Tournament Committee.

An accomplished knitter, she also enjoys baking, the Connecticut shoreline and spending time with her three children and extended family. Mary will work out of our Granby Office located at 21 Hartford Avenue and can be reached at 860.298.1448 or her cell 860.418.0044.

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Windsor Federal Savings Announces New Granby Branch Manager

(Granby, CT - September 2015)George Hermann, President and CEO, along with David Oliver, Senior Vice President Retail Banking of Windsor Federal Savings are pleased to announce that Lindsay Allen has joined the Association as Assistant Vice President, Granby Office Branch Manager.

Lindsay brings with her nine years in the banking industry, most recently as an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America. She has strong leadership abilities along with a dedication to develop positive relations, both with customers and the surrounding communities. “We are fortunate to have a professional of Lindsay’s caliber join our Windsor Federal family” stated Oliver, “Our customers will be well served by Lindsay’s experience, expertise and talents.”

Ms. Allen attended Albertus Magnus College and Post University and is currently attending The New England College of Business and Finance to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Secretary of the Board for the Maryann Loprete Memorial Foundation.

A resident of Bloomfield, Lindsay enjoys reading, volunteering, softball, basketball, and most importantly time spent with family and friends. She can be reached at our Granby Office located at 21 Hartford Avenue - 860.653.4548.

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WINDSOR FEDERAL SAVINGS ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

(WINDSOR, CT - September 8, 2015)  George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal Savings, is pleased to announce that three new members – Dr. G. Duncan Harris, Attorney Michael Rice, and Brian Baumann - have been elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

“We are extremely pleased that these three talented individuals have accepted the invitation to join our Board”, said George Hermann, President and CEO of Windsor Federal Savings.  “Their skills, experience, business acumen and community involvement are wonderful accomplishments in their own right, and we are most appreciative of their commitment to our team.”

Dr. G. Duncan Harris

Dr. Harris serves as the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Manchester Community College (MCC), which serves nearly 15,000 students yearly and has a faculty of almost 500.  Dr. Harris is a member of the management team at MCC, and provides strategic direction to the areas within the student affairs division. He is chief student affairs officer and enrollment officer, with oversight of enrollment management functions that include admissions, registration, financial aid, assessment, counseling and advising, student life, and student operations.

Dr. Harris’ educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University, a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a certificate in Educational Leadership from Harvard University.

According to Dr. Harris, the Windsor Federal commitment to its communities is one of the reasons that he decided to join the Board: "I grew up in Bloomfield and now reside in Windsor.  I find that these are great communities to raise families and that the residents work together to uplift the quality of life of our neighbors.   I consider it an honor to serve as a director.”

Dr. Harris, his wife, Garcia, and their three children reside in Bloomfield.

Attorney Michael Rice

Attorney Michael Rice serves as the managing partner of Jacobs, Walker, Rice, and Barry, in Manchester.  He is a resident of East Granby, and is a member of the Manchester and Connecticut Bar Associations.

Attorney Rice received his undergraduate degree in Finance from The University of Connecticut, his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School, and his Masters of Taxation from Boston University.

He has an extensive background in the areas of lending and borrowing, and specializes in corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions.  He has a strong involvement in commercial banking, as it relates to the transactions of his client businesses.

“Growing up in the Poquonock section of Windsor, my first bank account was with Windsor Federal Savings.  It’s a privilege to now be involved with them, and I hope that my knowledge of the corporate side of transactions will be of benefit, as Windsor Federal continues to assist Connecticut businesses with their growth plans” said Rice.

Brian Baumann

Brian Baumann was the Chief Financial Officer at Brooks Brothers, Inc. for 13 years, part of an overall career there that spanned nearly 30 years.

Mr. Baumann’s tenure at Brooks Brothers gained him extensive expertise in financial modeling, statistics, debt issuance, budgeting, and cost control.  He said,  “I’m hopeful that my solid working understanding of the intricacies of a business like Brooks Brothers will be of value to the Windsor Federal Board, and I look forward to assisting. “

He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from St. John’s University, and his MBA in Finance from The University of Connecticut.  He is a board member of the not-for profit group “Live Kind”.

Brian and his wife Molly reside in Suffield, and have two grown children.

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