Mr. Polito is Senior Vice President – Director of Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA) for Webster Bank where he has been employed for 20 years. A native of Cheshire, CT, he is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a BA in Public Policy & Government and an Army ROTC graduate from the University of Connecticut. He earned an MBA in Accounting/Management from the University of New Haven and received post-graduate business certification from the University of Connecticut. In 2003, Mr. Polito was named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Financial Advocate of the Year in Connecticut, and in 2007, received the SBA’s Award for Lending Excellence, one of only two awarded in the nation.
Mr. Polito is a former Captain-U.S. Army Infantry Officer in the Connecticut Army National Guard. He has served on numerous boards throughout his career and is a past president of the University of New Haven’s alumni association. In addition to Masonicare’s Board of Trustees, he is Chairman of the Investment Committee, Chairman of the Information Technology Steering Committee, and Vice Chairman of The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut.
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