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Commercial Banker Among Connecticut magazine's '40 Under 40'

(3/2/11) — Adam McLaughlin, a relationship manager with Webster Bank's middle market unit in downtown Hartford, has been named one of the "40 Under 40" next generation of leaders by Connecticut magazine.


McLaughlin, 32, a South Windsor, Conn., resident, oversees a $70 million-plus portfolio of commercial loans and deposits. He was the only banker among the "40 Under 40." The magazine described him as part of a "new generation of leaders full of energy, ideas and the determination to steer an unswerving course into the future."


McLaughlin joined the board of Leadership Greater Hartford when he was 29, shortly after graduating from its Quest Program.


"Adam is a true professional and always does more than he's asked," said Bob Annon, Webster's regional president for northern Connecticut/Springfield, Mass., who nominated McLaughlin for the honor. "He not only does a marvelous job with some of Webster's most visible and valuable commercial relationships, but he is also dedicated to helping give a leg up to Hartford's other up-and-coming leaders."


In addition to his work with Leadership Greater Hartford, McLaughlin is on the core committee for Hartford Young Professional Entrepreneurs (HYPE), an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance. He and his wife Laura began organizing a team for the South Windsor Relay for Life event in 2008 when his mother-in-law was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Last year, the team raised $6,300 and looks forward to trying to top that in 2011.


McLaughlin is also a member of Webster Bank's United Way Leadership Council, which manages the Webster Employee Community Campaign for the United Way and organizes a series of campaign fundraisers each summer. The 2010 campaign, which was completed last fall, raised $1.16 million and broke company participation records.


McLaughlin is a 2000 graduate of Springfield College, where he was starting catcher on the baseball team in 1999 and 2000. In 1999, the team won the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship and McLaughlin was named MVP of the Championship Game.