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Out and About: Maureen Sullivan, Vice President - Retail Operations for WFS

Out and About: Maureen Sullivan, Vice President - Retail Operations for WFS
Interviewed by Tracy Rotkiewicz
Photo by Michael Taylor

Maureen Sullivan is the Vice President of Retail Operations at Windsor Federal Savings. The bank was established in 1936 and its original location was above the Plaza Theater. It changed addresses a block away in 1950 at 230 Broad St. In 1957, Windsor Federal Savings moved a couple of doors down to 250 Broad St. where it remains today. The bank offers personal and business banking solutions, with online and mobile banking service. Their motto is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."

Maureen Sullivan was born in southern Illinois, moved in 4th grade to Maryland due to her father's job transfer. She primarily grew up outside of Washington D.C. Maureen entered her first job in college working at a bank during summers. Her undergraduate education was Studio Art and Theatre. She went on to UCONN where she continued her studies, but didn't quite finish her Masters Degree in Fine Arts for Theater because she jumped on the professional bandwagon and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she did scenic artwork for regional theater. As a scenic artist, she tested into United Scenic Artists in New York City where she painted scenery for Broadway. Although successful with her job, city life was not for her. All the while, she did part-time banking. Maureen left NYC, and moved to Windsor (where her sister resided) and started her own business called Innerscapes, where she did all interior decorative painting, custom design stencil work, murals, wall glazing, faux finishes, etc. She did that between seven and eight years until her daughter was born. Since Maureen now had a child, she discontinued working with oils. When her daughter reached the age of five, Maureen worked for the school system as a tutor at Roger Wolcott School. She says, "It was extremely rewarding." All the while, she worked with Mechanics Savings Bank before transitioning to Windsor Federal Savings as part-time Drive-Up Teller. Every summer she would work full-time there until it was time to go back to school. After some thought, Maureen decided to pursue a career in banking by joining Windsor Federal Savings in Granby full-time. She started as a Teller Supervisor then to Personal Banker followed by Assistant Branch Manager. Maureen says, "The bank saw something in me that I didn't know I had." They enrolled her into Connecticut School of Finance and Management; the Connecticut Bankers Association runs a well-respected two-year program in the banking industry of CT.

In 2014, she graduated as Valedictorian. She then got promoted to Manager shortly afterwards, working the North Central Square office at 695 Poquonock Ave. for a year. Then she came to the main office for two years. In 2017, she was transitioned to Retail Officer, where she would oversee all of the branches. Again, she was promoted, most recently to Vice President of Retail Operations. She says about Windsor Federal Savings, "We are a community internally and externally. It's a huge part of our mission." They as a company are highly involved with many town events including their Shred Days. "It's an outpouring of community support." As of 2011, Windsor Federal Savings opened a branch and train students at Windsor High School. They support Go Baby Go, Tavern Trot, First Town Downtown, Shad Derby, and Windsor Family Feud.

As a resident of Windsor for thirty-one years she states, "Windsor has a lot to be proud of." Maureen is very active within the community. She served on the Board of Directors of the Windsor Education Foundation. Maureen remains a strong supporter of the WEF to this day. She is involved with First Church of Windsor, Women Artists Collective. Maureen currently serves as an Ambassador for the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. She loves the Historical Society, Northwest Park, school system, and many other things.

Three words that describe Windsor Federal Savings: Community. Integrity. Service.


Events

Diabetic Support Group
Jun 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT