BRBC Board of Directors

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council Board of Directors is comprised of the region’s business leaders and provides the strategic direction of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC).

Board members serve a three year term and are elected at the Annual Dinner.


Chair, Lawrence J. Ganim, Ganim Financial*

Immediate Past Chair, Patrick F. McDonnell, UIL Holdings Corporation 

President and CEO, Dan Onofrio, BRBC

Secretary/Treasurer, Eric N. Hendlin, PKF O'Connor Davies*


Bob Abbate, Bob Abbate Marketing*

James A. Benson, Gallagher*

Kelly Wade Bettuchi, AT&T

Frank Borres, Ex-Officio, American View Productions LLC

Deborah Caviness, Greater Bridgeport OIC

Robert W. Christoph, Jr.,  Bridgeport Landing Development LLC

Jim Connor, Bridgeport Fittings

Anne Diamond, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital

Tom Dillon, Ex-Officio, TBD Consulting

Kate Hampford Donahue, Hampford Research

Crystal Engram, Ex-Officio, Greater Bridgeport Transit*

Charles V. Firlotte, C.V. Firlotte Associates*

Vincent Fiumidinisi, PSEG Power Connecticut, LLC

David M. Galla, Ex-Officio, People’s United Bank

Patricia Gallagher, Ex-Officio, The Milford Bank*

Lorraine Gibbons, Cardinal Shehan Center/McGivney Center

James Gildea, R.C. Bigelow

Armando Goncalves, People's United Bank Foundation*

Timothy Hodges, People’s United Bank

Christopher Hodgson, Berchem Moses P.C.

Bryan Kelsey, People's United Bank

Philip Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation*

Nancy Kuhn, Ex-Officio, TCC; Newtown Savings Bank

Michael LaBella, TD Bank

David Levine, Ex-Officio, BEDCO; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.*

Zhan Li, Ph.D, Fairfield University

Joseph LoPresti, EBP Supply Solutions

Manette Macias, Ex-Officio, Thrive Emerging Leaders*

Willie C. McBride, WC McBride Electrical Contractors, LLC

Matthew D. McSpedon, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Amanda Meeson, Ex-Officio, Women’s Leadership Network; Sterling House Community Center*

Stephen Moroney, TD Bank

Don Morrissey, Aquarion Water Company

Mary Beth Nelsen, The Right Resource

Shelia Nevins, Ashcroft, Inc.

Fred Petrossi, Webster Bank*

Natalie Pryce, Ex-Officio, LGB; Pryceless Consulting*

Ed Rodriguez, Penmar Industries, Inc.

Thomas S. Santa, Santa Energy*

Margaret Sheahan, Mitchell & Sheahan PC*

Dr. Dwayne Smith, Housatonic Community College

John F. Stafstrom, Jr., Pullman & Comley, LLC*

Samuel Tingley, M&T Bank

Christian C. Trefz, Trefz Corporation/McDonald’s/Trefz Properties

Douglas Wade, Wade’s Dairy, Inc.

Vacant, Antinozzi Associates Architecture & Interior Design

Vacant, Bank of America

Vacant, Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Vacant, University of Bridgeport 

Vacant, Urban League of Southern CT

Vacant, Webster Bank

*indicates Executive Committee member