Photo Release — First Connecticut Bancorp Elects Two New Directors

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“Both Jim and Duby bring years of valuable and respected business experience to our boards. Equally important, they are committed members of the Greater Hartford community who have made significant personal contributions to organizations in our area. We look forward to their strategic visions in all aspects of our operations,” said John J. Patrick, Jr., chairman of the board of directors of First Connecticut Bancorp and chairman, president and CEO of Farmington Bank.

With today’s election of Healey and McDowell, both Boards of Directors of First Connecticut Bancorp and Farmington Bank now stand at nine.

McDowell, 54, is President of McDowell Jewett Communications, a strategic communications firm that she founded in 2006. For 15 years, from 1988 until 2003, Ms. McDowell was a correspondent at Connecticut television stations, reporting on politics and moderating public affairs interview shows. From 2000 to 2003 she served as political analyst for NBC 30 and co-hosted the Sunday morning program “Connecticut Newsmakers.”Previously she was the political reporter for WFSB-TV and co-hosted the Sunday morning broadcast currently known as “Face the State.”

McDowell serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mark Twain House & Museum and in the past has served on the boards of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, the Hartford Region YWCA and Riverfront Recapture. She is a Corporator of Hartford Hospital.