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Webster Bank Waterbury Regional President to be awarded Community Partnership Award
Main Street Waterbury (MSW) will award its 2021 Community Partnership Award to Michael Liam O'Connor, Regional President and Director of Corporate Real Estate for Webster Bank at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Wednesday night, November 10th.
The Award, created by non-profit Main Street Waterbury, celebrates the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala, former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber and former president of MSW Board of Directors. It is presented to a commendable individual whose initiative, leadership, and personal commitment embody the spirit of partnership and community involvement.
Mr. O'Connor is responsible for market growth in all Webster's business segments in the Western Connecticut region. Additionally, Mike is responsible for all aspects of Webster Bank's corporate and retail real estate portfolio consisting of 180 buildings and approximately 1.3M square feet, including the purchase and sale of real property, site selection, occupancy planning, lease negotiations, lease administration, design and construction, sourcing, physical security, energy management and Webster's sustainability program.
Mike is a retired U.S Army Officer, having completed 15 deployments to Africa, Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe. Mike earned the Bronze Star Medal for action in 2004 while serving in combat in Afghanistan as a member of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne. Mike is a member of the boards of the Waterbury YMCA, Palace Theater, Waterbury Development Corp, Waterbury Police Activities League and the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation. Mike was 2019-2020 United Way campaign chair.
Mike continues to demonstrate strong, community leadership and partnership building which embody the true spirit of this prestigious award.
Post University and Webster Bank are Platinum Sponsors for this event and Gold Sponsor is Drew Marine.
Tickets are on sale at the Palace Theater Box Office. The Palace Theater Box Office is located at 100 E. Main St., Waterbury; 203-346-2000;
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