Congratulations to our Parade Marshal for 2023 Kevin O'Connor! Kevin and his wife Joyce reside in Westfield, between them they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. They enjoy spending time with their family and enjoy travelling to Florida along with the Cape, Maine and the Jersey Shore.
Kevin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for Westfield Bank where he has very happily worked for the past 13 years. He’s been in banking for the past 44 years having spent 28 years at the same company through multiple mergers of Third National to Bank of New England to Fleet and to Bank of America and a short stint at NewAlliance. He enjoys being able to work and live in the same community allowing him more time with local business and community organizations.
Kevin is a Member of the Sons of Erin. Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Western Mass Charity Dance-at-hon, a fundraiser led by local youth groups with guidance and leadership from adult volunteers. The group was formed by many parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Church and is a citywide effort. He spent several years on the Finance Committee for Blessed Sacrament. Kevin is the Chairperson of the Board for the Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center – Kevin has been on the board for the past 5 years and was their Treasurer before becoming Chair. He is Vice President of the Board for the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, where he serves on the Finance, Audit and Executive Committees. Kevin recently resigned after 15 years with the Kiwanis Club of Westfield where he was a Past President and the 2018 Kiwanian of the Year. He had been a past member of the Kiwanis Club of West Springfield. He is a past member and board member of the Rotary Club of West Springfield, past nearly 10 year board member and Vice President for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and past Chairperson of the Westfield Business Improvement District.