March 1, 2014

For Immediate Release:
Christopher R. Carollo
Executive Director for the HCC Foundation, Inc.
Housatonic Community College
(203) 332-5078

Housatonic Community College Foundation Announces the Award Recipient and Chairman of the “Distinguished Citizen” Luncheon

Michael E. Niedermeier

Bridgeport, CT...

  • The Distinguished Citizen Luncheon recognizes key leaders who have positively impacted the lives of individuals in our communities
  • To be located at Beacon Hall Events Center, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT
  • To be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • 2014 Distinguished Citizen Award Recipient is Michael E. Niedermeier, Retired Partner, BlumShapiro
  • 2014 Distinguished Citizen Luncheon Chairman is Michael LaBella, Market President, TD Bank

The Housatonic Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Award Recipient and Chairman of the “Distinguished Citizen” Luncheon for 2014. The second annual luncheon will be held on March 13, 2014 at the Beacon Hall Events Center at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award Recipient is Michael E. Niedermeier, Retired Partner at BlumShapiro and a long-time resident of Trumbull. The Foundation also announced the Luncheon Chairman, Michael LaBella, Market President of TD Bank and also a resident of Trumbull.

Michael LaBella
The goal of the luncheon is to recognize community leaders who have positively impacted the lives of others, have flourished within their professional industry, and have supported education within their communities.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $1000 to $25,000 with individual seats at $100. All proceeds from the event support the students at Housatonic Community College, either through scholarships, book purchases, or programs within the Foundation designed to promote scholarship success.

During his long and distinguished career, Michael E. Niedermeier provided accounting, auditing and consulting services to clients in the construction, real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology and professional service industries for BlumShapiro and other respected firms. He served as BlumShapiro's partner-in-charge in Southern Connecticut until 2011. He is very active in community service.

Michael LaBella has been the Connecticut Market President for TD Bank since 2009 and manages the bank’s four regional offices in Wilton, New Haven, New Britain and Hartford. He is responsible for managing the growth in market share throughout the State by providing a full range of financial services products.

Mr. LaBella has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Before joining TD Bank, he held key management positions in the Connecticut marketplace with Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citibank.

Mr. LaBella is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, The Work Place, Inc., St. Catherine’s Academy, Leadership New Haven, and the Business Council of Southern Connecticut. He holds a BS in Finance and an MBA.

For more details on sponsorship of this event or the mission of the Housatonic Community College Foundation, please go to www.hcc.commnet.edu/hccf. For more information and/or press access to the individuals named in this release, please contact Chris Carollo by e-mail or phone.