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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.


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Windsor Art Center Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 25 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jun 26 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 28 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jun 29 at Bart's Drive In
Wildlife in Connecticut
Jun 29 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
Jun 30 at L.P. Wilson
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 2 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 2 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 3 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Join our new Men's Club!
Jul 4 at Windsor Senior Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 5 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jul 6 at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
2022 Windsor Monarch Festival
Jul 9 at Windsor Center
Butterfly Paint Party
Jul 9 at Bart's, 55 Palisado Avenue
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 9 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 10 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 12 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 12 at online
DPH Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Jul 12 at Windsor Main Library, 323 Broad St, Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jul 13 at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Virtual Book Club
Jul 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 16 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
SRL Irish Dance Academy Performance
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 16 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 17 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Join our new Men's Club!
Jul 18 at Windsor Senior Center
Programs Committee Mtg
Jul 18 at online
Starry Night Doodle Fun
Jul 18 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jul 19 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Chess & Connections
Jul 20 at Windsor Senior Center Cafe
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jul 24 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Windsor Art Center Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 25 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Windsor Art Center Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 25 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jun 26 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Art for Adults
Jun 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 28 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Bart's Cruise Night
Jun 29 at Bart's Drive In
Wildlife in Connecticut
Jun 29 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Monthly Veteran's Coffee Hour
Jun 30 at L.P. Wilson
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jul 2 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 2 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Windsor Art Center Exhibit
May 25 at Windsor Art Center
First Town Chat
Fridays at 161 Broad Street, Windsor
Second Annual Clothing Drive
Jun 25 at CT Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Lane, Windsor CT 06995
Open Classroom at the WAC Studios
Jun 26 at Windsor Train Station Studios