Daily News: June 13, 2014

Webster Appoints William Atwell, Elizabeth Flynn

Webster Financial announced that William L. Atwell and Elizabeth Flynn have been appointed to its and Webster Bank’s boards of directors effective July 28 and September 22, 2014, respectively. Their appointments increase Webster’s board to 11 directors.

Atwell, 63, is managing director of Atwell Partners. He was president, CIGNA International at CIGNA, from 2008-12. Earlier in his career, Atwell held various senior positions with Charles Schwab, including president, Individual Investor Enterprise and Schwab Bank. He began his career at Citibank where he held various senior executive roles. He serves as the chairman of the Fairfield University board of trustees.

Flynn, 53, is vice chairman of Marsh. Previously, she was president of Marsh’s Insurance Services Group from 2012-13. Before joining Marsh in 2010, Flynn was senior vice president, Restructuring Office/Divestitures, at American International Group and worked more than 20 years at JP Morgan in various senior executive roles.

James C. Smith, Webster’s chairman and CEO, said, “Bill Atwell and Liz Flynn bring to our board valuable experience from their distinguished careers at highly respected financial services companies. Their experience in financial services and insights into our business will be valuable assets to Webster’s board of directors.”