The Bridgeport Regional Business Council Board of Directors is comprised of fifty-five of the region’s business leaders. The Board of Directors provides the strategic direction of the Business Council and meets quarterly. Board members serve a three year term and are elected at the Annual Dinner which is held every December.
Members of the Business Council Board of Directors are as follows:
Michael E. Niedermeier, Chairman, Blum Shapiro and Company, P.C.
Paul Antinozzi, Antinozzi Associates
Martin Arnold, Martin Arnold Public Relations
Timothy J. Bartlett, Bridgeport YMCA
James A. Benson, Merit Insurance
Peter M. Brestovan, People’s United Bank
Daniel L. Casinelli, Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.
Pablo Colon III, Radio Cumbre Broadcasting
Susan L. Davis, Immediate Past Chairman, St. Vincent's Health Services
John DeAugustine, Connecticut Post
Tom Dillon, Flagship Networks
John A. Dobos, Southern Connecticut Gas Company
Shane Eddy, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Kathleen Eigenrauch, TD Bank
Randall Fescoe, Lacey Manufacturing Company
Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion Company
Robert L. Fiscus, retired, United Illuminating Company
Merrill Jay Forgotson, The Bank of Fairfield
Mary Jane Foster, University of Bridgeport
Mark A. Fries, People's United Insurance Agency
David M. Galla, People's United Bank
Lawrence J. Ganim, The Ganim Group, Inc.
Peter E. Gladitsch, AmeriChoice
Anita T. Gliniecki, Housatonic Community College
Armando F. Goncalves, People's United Bank
Steve Gulick, Gulick Building and Development, LLC
Kate Hampford Donahue, Hampford Research Inc.
William J. Hass, Ph.D., FSW
Mary Pat Healy, BCAC
Eric Hendlin, Secretary/Treasurer, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala
Mickey Herbert, retired, ConnectiCare
Doug Holcomb, Greater Bridgeport Transit
Peter F. Hurst, The Community’s Bank
Juanita T. James, Fairfield County Community Foundation
William M. Jennings, Bridgeport Hospital
Jeffrey A. Klaus, Webster Bank
Philip J. Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation
Michael LaBella, TD Bank
Kenneth J. Lisk, Lacey Manufacturing
Anthony Marone, III, United Illuminating Company
Patrick F. McDonnell, United Illuminating Company
Jack E. McGregor, Cohen and Wolf
Matthew D. McSpedon, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Robert L. Morton, Morton's Mortuary
Wiley Mullins, Uncle Wiley's
Charles M. Needle, Zeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C.
Terrance J. O’Connor, Cardinal Shehan Center
Kenneth J. Oppedisano, Main Enterprises Inc.
Paul Plouffe, ServiceMaster of Greater Bridgeport
Mark Reed, Fairfield University
Arthur E. Rhatigan, Jr., Bank of America
Kim Rodney, First Niagara Bank
Neil A. Salonen, University of Bridgeport
Thomas S. Santa, First Vice Chairman, Santa Energy
Margaret M. Sheahan, Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C.
John F. Stafstrom, Jr., Pullman & Comley, LLC
Paul S. Timpanelli, President and CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Samuel B. Tingley, Jr., RBS Citizens Bank
James F. Tomchik, Merit Insurance, Inc.
Robert J. Trefry, Bridgeport Hospital
Ernest C. Trefz, Trefz Corporation
Douglas H. Wade, Jr., Wade's Dairy
Kelly Wade Bettuchi, AT&T