Webster Bank is pleased to announce that James Higgins,
vice president and manager of its banking center on Bank Street in Waterbury, received the 2017
Volunteer of the Year Award at the 23rd annual Malcolm Baldrige Awards dinner Tuesday in
The award is named after the former head of Waterbury’s Scovill
Manufacturing Co. and Naugatuck’s The Eastern Co., and the former
commerce secretary under President Ronald Reagan. It is one of the three top
awards presented annually by the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Higgins, who joined Webster two years ago, is the current secretary of the
chamber’s Young Professionals Organization (YPOWR), and the co-founder
and chairman of both YPOWR’s Business Connection Group and the
chamber’s Business Connection Group.
He is a chamber ambassador who assists in membership retention and development, and the treasurer
of the Exchange Club of Waterbury. He also serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Waterbury and Main Street Waterbury, and on Waterbury’s Finance and Audit Review Commission.
He also teaches business at Post University in Waterbury, and is an active mentor at Children’s
Community School in Waterbury.
Higgins, a Naugatuck resident, earned both a B.S. degree in entrepreneurship, leadership and
management and an MBA from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven.
Webster Bank is a leading regional bank living up to consumers, businesses and the community since
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association. With $26.2 billion in
assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services
through 167 banking centers and 343 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and Internet banking. Webster Bank owns the
asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance
Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information about
Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.