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The Exchange Club of Waterbury

CATHY CHAIKOWSKI

President

Cathy has a BS degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University. She has worked for Webster Bank for 20 years and is currently VP Senior Portfolio Manager. She is a Co-chair of the club's Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and also raises money for Making Strides Breast Cancer. Other interests include traveling, Zumba, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and pontooning on the lake.

  

MEGAN CHARETTE

Vice President

Megan Charette is the Assistant Vice President of Cash Management and a Business Development Officer for Ion Bank.  She is the President of the Waterbury Exchange Club's Charitable Foundation and the chair of the Police Officer of the Year Award.  She lives with her husband and two children.

JAMES A. HIGGINS, MBA

Treasurer

James Higgins is the Chief Operating Officer of the FD Community Federal Credit Union and Associate Professor under the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business as Post University. James also serves as a board member of Habitat for Humanity Greater Waterbury, The Young Professionals of Waterbury Region and Main Street Waterbury.

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LUCILLE PARSONS

Secretary

Lucille Parsons has been a member of the club since 2002, has served as Secretary for several years and is also a member of its Foundation.  She is on the board for the Business Women’s Forum through the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce.  She works part-time for BantamWesson and spends time volunteering at the Palace Theater.  Lucille has three children, one grandchild and enjoys walking and exercising at the YMCA.

GINNY O'ROURKE COOKSON

Immediate Past President

Daughter of a charter member of the Waterbury Exchange Club, Ginny joined the organization in 1994 and was recognized as Exchangite of the Year in 2004.  Ginny is also a respected member of the Waterbury Regional Chamber and in 2013 she was awarded the Chamber's Volunteer of the Year Award recognizing her steadfast commitment to helping others.  She is owner and president of O'Rourke & Birch Florist, Waterbury's only continuously-family-owned floral business, celebrating its 95th year in business in 2017.

Also serving on the board are Kathy Craig, Kelly Cronin, Lynn Curless, Justin Golden, Sam Leisring, Esther Mosley and Maureen Torrence.

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PO Box 9244   Waterbury, CT 06724

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