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West Hartford Resident Honored with Girls Scout’s ‘Breakfast Badge’ for Community Involvement

Dawn Morris, executive vice president, chief marketing officer at Webster Bank, accepts the Breakfast Badge Award at the Girl Scouts of Connecticut event held Friday, Dec. 8, in Hartford. Submitted photo

Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored Webster Bank Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Morris, a resident of West Hartford.


Girl Scouts of Connecticut on Friday honored Webster Bank’s Dawn Morris, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, for her professional achievements and contributions to the community at the 21st Annual Breakfast Badge.

Morris, who leads strategic marketing and customer insights for Webster, was one of three influential women in the region to be recognized by the Girl Scouts at the event held Friday morning in Hartford.

“I am thrilled and truly humbled to accept this award,” said Morris. “It’s a very special honor and heartwarming to be named among so many accomplished women who have come before me,” she added.

“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, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “It’s important for girls to see that there is no limit in achieving their dreams, and Linda Kelly, Karen Lynch, and Dawn Morris are incredible role models for girls and young women in Connecticut.”

Also honored with the Breakfast Badge was Karen Lynch, president, Aetna, and Linda Kelly, former president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving was the recipient of the first-ever Community Cares Badge.

As a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee, 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.

Morris and her two daughters were all Girl Scouts, and both daughters received the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Morris also serves on the Girl Scouts of Connecticut board of directors and is the executive leader of the Webster Women’s Initiative, which is dedicated to enhancing women’s professional growth. In May 2017, she was honored by the Hartford Business Journal as one of eight Women in Business who are leaving a lasting legacy in Connecticut.

A resident of West Hartford, Morris is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She served as a captain in the Army’s 530th Supply and Service Battalion, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. For more information about the event, visit gsofct.org.

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