“In today’s society, it is important now more than ever to honor women who are making a difference in today’s world,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, after three prominent Connecticut women were honored on Dec. 8 at the 21st annual Breakfast Badge Awards held by the scouts at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford.
The honorees were Dawn Morris, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Webster Bank, Karen Lynch, president of Aetna and Linda Kelly, former president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving who was the recipient of the first-ever Community Cares Badge.
Morris leads strategic marketing and customer insights for Webster. She is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as a captain in the Army’s 530th Supply and Service Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. At the bank, Morris oversees brand and affinity and platform/digital marketing, segment strategy, market research and enterprise analytics, as well as communications and public affairs. In addition, she manages the bank’s philanthropic strategies and community affairs program across all of its markets.