Webster Employees Help Habitat for Humanity While Honing Teamwork Skills

(7/27/11) — The leadership team from Webster Bank’s risk management unit, led by Chief Risk Officer Dan Bley, spent today working together to build a shed that will be sold as a fundraiser for the Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of Connecticut (MHHC).

MHHC’s Corporate Shed Build program is a new initiative that provides opportunities for co-workers to hone their teamwork skills while working on a meaningful project. The Webster team built its shed at the Cromwell, Conn., MHHC ReStore store, which specializes in the selling of new and recycled building materials, furniture, appliances, and other home furnishings at bargain prices.

Team members agreed the project was both rewarding and a beneficial teamwork experience. “Being part of a project like this is important on two levels,” Bley said. “It offers us an opportunity to give back to the communities we serve—something we at Webster are enthusiastically committed to doing—and it’s a real chance to build teamwork. With all that, it was great fun, too.”

MHHC Executive Director Joyce Hatton Yarrow thanked the team for its efforts. “Webster bank is one of our most important corporate sponsors,” she said, noting that over the last five years, Webster has continued to support many MHHC projects.

In addition to Bley, those Webster Bank employees participating in the project included: Becky Lowry, Sam Watts, Diana Pagliarini, Lori Bora, John Quinn, David Elliott, Ewa Stasiowska, Larry Devey and Chris Ziluca.