Michael E. Harkins, CEO & President of People’s Securities, Inc.

Michael Harkins joined the LifeBridge Board of Directors in 2002 and served as the Board Chair from 2007 – 2009.  Mike grew up in Stratford during the sixties in a middle-class family.  Mike knows he was fortunate to have a support system that helped him succeed. He believes in the American Dream and that providing a hand up to people pursuing that dream can make the difference in people finding success. Mike joined the board because he recognized that LifeBridge is dedicated to the providing a support network. He has worked in Bridgeport since 1982 with People’s United Bank, N.A.  And, he is committed to making a difference in Bridgeport.

During Mike’s tenure as Board Chair the United States experienced a financial market crisis.  LifeBridge wasn’t isolated from the result.  The board and management kept the agency’s mission in focus as they made necessary and sometimes painful financial decisions.  Mike is proud of how LifeBridge responded and rebounded from the challenge.

In addition to his time on the board of LifeBridge, Mike has served on other boards, including the Child and Family Guidance Center, Stratford Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Catholic Family Services and the Vantis Life Insurance Company.  Mike has graduated from University of Tulsa. Michael Harkins, is President and CEO of People’s Securities, Inc.  People’s Securities is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment advisor and life insurance agency.  Mike lives in Shelton with his wife.