Celebrating Extraordinary Women in Our Own Back Yard
We are surrounded by extraordinary women who are mentors, role models, and community leaders in all facets of life.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are honored to welcome two women who share much in common … including being named the first female CEO of their respective companies:
Diane Arnold, President & CEO of Essex Savings Bank and Maureen Westbrook, President & CEO of Connecticut Water Service, Inc.
Join us for an afternoon of “women firsts” when we talk with Diane and Maureen about their careers, their love of community, and being a role model as a “first” in their respective companies.
This is a free event, however, registration is required.
Please RSVP – We will send you the Zoom link prior to the event:
Diane Arnold is the 18th president of the 171 year old Essex Savings Bank, and the first female to hold this position. She began her banking career as a management trainee in a community bank in Branford, CT. Diane has spent most of her career in commercial lending.
Diane is a graduate of Quinnipiac College where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class. She also graduated from the CT School of Finance and Management and is a 2017 recipient of the Woman of FIRE award. Diane currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc. and is a member of the Executive Board of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.
Maureen Westbrook is the President and CEO of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. responsible for the operations of Connecticut Water Company and Maine Water Company. She began her career at Connecticut Water as a manager of source water protection and advanced through the organization serving as vice president of Customer and Regulatory Affairs for over 20 years before being named President in 2019, the first woman in Connecticut Water’s 65 year history.
Maureen is currently Chair of the Board of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. She has served as the Chair of the Westbrook Board of Education and as a member of the Westbrook Library Board and in various volunteer capacities with school and community organizations.
This CFMC Chat Program is hosted by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls at the Community Foundation. The Fund supports programs that empower Middlesex County women and girls to be self-reliant and reach their potential. CFMC is honored to celebrate all the extraordinary women and girls in our community who are working to make a positive impact in Middlesex County.