Thomaston Savings Bank has elected four new Corporators during their 2021 Annual Meeting. The Bank’s Corporators are tasked with promoting the mission, vision and value of Thomaston Savings bank and its historic mutual charter to the community.
“I am thrilled to welcome four new community leaders as Thomaston Savings Bank Corporators. We are proud to have their voices representing the Bank, our commitment to our mutual charter structure, and our mission.” –Stephen L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank, President & CEO
Michele Caulfield, is the Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Stevens Company, Inc., a custom metal component manufacturer company located in Thomaston. Michele manages and oversees financial and administrative functions of the company. She also has experience working in law with a focus on real estate, trusts and estates and personal injury litigation.
Michele has served on various Boards over the past decade and has been a resident of Thomaston for most of her life. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Thomaston and serves as their Treasurer. The Rotary Club is dedicated to helping give back to the community through various service projects and initiatives. She is also the Treasurer of the Whispering Pines Condo Association.
Kim Holley, is a consultant for Unified School District #1 providing support to the Superintendent of Schools and the district. She has over 20 years of experience working in the education field with the majority of her career working for Unified School District #1 – CT Department of Correction. There she worked with incarcerated offenders throughout the state. Kim’s extensive experience with the CT Department of Correction includes roles as a special education teacher, school administrator, Director of Academic Programs, and Superintendent of Schools.
Kim’s position as the Superintendent of Schools included the management and oversight of 15 schools within the correctional facilities throughout the state, including over 6,000 students and 200 staff. Kim retired from state service in 2017 to begin a position as Executive Director at Ben Bronz Academy, a private, state-approved special education school in West Hartford for students with learning disabilities. Kim’s commitment to the field of education is to ensure that every student, especially those considered “at-risk” or with special learning needs, sees some form of success daily and has a positive educational experience.
Cara Johnson, is a life-long educator and the Head of School at Litchfield Montessori School, a small independent day school serving children 15 months to 12 years of age. Cara earned her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut, where she taught as an Adjunct Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow. She spent 13 years working on and directing Paleoanthropological field research expeditions in Kenya and has published her findings in a variety of scientific journals. She maintains a research affiliation with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Cara is wilderness guide, an advocate for youth outdoor education and leadership training and is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
In addition to her duties as Head of School, Cara serves as a trustee for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and as Vice President of Montessori Schools of Connecticut. She is the current President of the Rotary Club of Thomaston after joining the Board of Directors in 2019. The club facilitates community outreach programs that include: the Fuel & Crisis Fund, Community Grants, and a Scholarship Fund. Cara is also a member of the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills, which supports fundraising and volunteer events in the local community.
Jay Sattler, is a Certified Public Accountant at Clifton Larson Allen LLP. He leads strategic and operational activities within the tax practice and works with clients on tax analysis, planning and other financial manners. Jay is an active member of Tax 20, a national committee comprised of fellow Managing Partners – Tax Services. He has shown his commitment to being a leader through many roles, including being an industry tax leader for the firm’s Professional Services Group, Construction Group, and Cost Segregation Group.
He is the past-Chair of the Central CT Chambers of Commerce where he also held several roles on the Executive Committee, and is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Bristol Hospital Development Foundation.