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James C. Hagan is the president and CEO of Westfield Bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Westfield State University and his MBA from American International College.
He previously served as a Westfield State University trustee from 1996 – 2006 serving as chair from 1999 - 2001. Prior to joining the board, he was a member of the Westfield State College Foundation from 1994 to 1996. His chairmanship of the Access to Excellence capital campaign, the university’s first major capital fundraising effort, resulted in the construction of the university’s award-winning athletic center.
Hagan has received numerous university honors for his commitment to the academic and athletic programs of Westfield State including: the Alumnus of the Year award, the first recipient of the James C. Hagan award, and the Horace Mann Award. In 2013, the university honored James and his father, longtime Westfield State baseball coach Charles “Bud” Hagan with the dedication of a baseball field. For his service, Hagan has been recognized by the Westfield Boys & Girls Club, the American Red Cross Greater Westfield Chapter, the Western Massachusetts Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Westfield Chamber of Commerce.