Debra McGugan has worked in banking and financial management services for more than 30 years, first with Essex Savings Bank, and since 2005, with The Washington Trust, where she serves as an audit officer and has received a Distinguished Service Award. Her freelance work also includes financial reporting for small business clients in property management, the food service industry, catering services, boating and marinas, construction, book publishing and art, to name just a few. Deb also provides financial management services as well for a number of regional nonprofits, including La Grua Center, the Avalonia Land Conservancy, The Colonial Theatre, Teammates for Life and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. Deb has served on the Board of Directors for The Colonial Theatre School and Teammates for Life. She lives with her husband in Pawcatuck and enjoys time with their blended family which includes six children and many grandchildren.