Sara Woods Joins Union Savings Bank as Director of Payment Services for Bank’s Innovation Center

Danbury, CONN. (June 30, 2022) – Union Savings Bank (USB) announces that Sara Woods has joined the bank as Director, Payment Services for the Bank’s Innovation Center.

In her role, Woods is responsible for the development, management, and revenue stream of payment products, including credit cards, debit cards, cash management, automated clearing house (ACH), demand deposit account (DDA), savings and health savings accounts. She works out of the Galleria office in Danbury.

Woods brings more than 35 years of banking experience to Union Savings Bank and has held leadership positions at Webster Bank N.A., The Bank of New York Mellon and People’s United Bank.  Most recently she was Senior Vice President, Bank Operations, where she led five operational teams and was responsible for commercial deposits, online delivery, and cash management services among others.

According to Peter Scotch, SVP, Director of USB’s Innovation Center, “Sara is a welcomed addition to the USB team and her leadership and extensive experience in operations, cash management and digital technology with both national and regional banks will support not only the Innovation Center, but the bank as a whole as we work to improve the customer experience and achieve our goal of offering best-in-class services.”

The USB Innovation Center is comprised of an integrated team that seeks to leverage creativity and innovation to deliver a customer-centric approach to financial services by fostering the convergence of perspectives, knowledge, and insight through the sharing of ideas.

Woods earned a BA and an MBA from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. She is a long-time supporter of the United Way, particularly supporting efforts and programs that support older adults and their wellbeing. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Woods was an active volunteer at a local nursing home, which she hopes to resume once restrictions are lifted and it’s safe to do so. She is originally from Stratford and currently resides in Prospect, CT.


About Union Savings Bank

Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $3.0 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 25 offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions. Please visit for more information; the bank can also be found on LinkedIn. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Michele Bonvicini
Union Savings Bank

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