BRBC Board of Directors

The Bridgeport Regional Business Council Board of Directors is comprised of the region’s business leaders. The Board of Directors provides the strategic direction of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) and meets every other month starting in February.

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

BRBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair, Kate Hampford Donahue, Hampford Research Inc.

Immediate Past Chair, Armando F. Goncalves, People’s United Bank

First Vice Chair, Patrick F. McDonnell, UIL Holdings Corporation

President and CEO, Dan Onofrio, BRBC

Secretary/Treasurer, Eric N. Hendlin, DHL&S

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Bob Abbate, Bob Abbate Marketing

Paul Antinozzi, Antinozzi Associates Architecture & Interior Design

Dianne J. Auger, St. Vincent’s Medical Center

James Benson, Merit Insurance

Frank Borres, American View Productions LLC

Paul Broadie, II, Housatonic Community College

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

Tom Dillon, TBD Consulting

Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion Company

David M. Galla, People’s United Bank

Lawrence J. Ganim, CExP, Ganim Financial

Lorraine Gibbons, Cardinal Shehan Center/McGivney Center

Andrew H. Harris, Bank of America

Mickey Herbert, Michael E. Herbert Consulting

Timothy Hodges, People’s United Bank

Christopher Hodgson, Berchem Moses P.C.

Michael Ivy, MD, Bridgeport Hospital

Jason B. Julian, Julian Enterprises

Jeffrey Klaus, Webster Bank

Philip Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation

Nancy Kuhn, Newtown Savings Bank

Michael LaBella, TD Bank

David Levine, Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Zhan Li, Ph.D, Fairfield University

Joseph LoPresti, EBP Supply Solutions

Willie C. McBride, WC McBride Electrical Contractors, LLC

Matthew D. McSpedon, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Kelli Meyer, University of Bridgeport

Stephen Meyer, KeyBank N.A.

Mary Beth Nelsen, The Right Resource

Shelia Nevins, Ashcroft, Inc.

Christopher J. Pia, Pinnacle Strategies Inc.

Mike Powers, All American Waste LLC

Ed Rodriguez, Penmar Industries, Inc.

Thomas S. Santa, Santa Energy

Jorge Santiago, The Milford Bank

Margaret Sheahan, Mitchell & Sheahan PC

Valarie Shultz-Wilson, Urban League of Southern CT

Laura Skandera Trombley, University of Bridgeport

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

John Temple Swing, The Barnum Museum

Samuel Tingley, M&T Bank

Elizabeth Torres, Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development

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

Douglas Wade, Wade’s Dairy, Inc.

Kelly Wade Bettuchi, AT&T

Kim Bianca Williams, Urban Synergy in Action

Karl Wintermeyer, PSEG Power Connecticut LLC


BRBC FINANCE COMMITTEE

Committee Chair, Eric Hendlin, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. 

Vincenzo Fini, TCC Representative, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.

Patty Gallagher, SCC Representative, The Milford Bank

Lawrence Ganim, BCC Representative, Ganim Financial 

Patrick McDonnell, UIL Holdings Corporation

Matthew McSpedon, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Dan Onofrio, Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Kim Rodney, Connecticut Community Bank

The Finance Committee of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council meets quarterly.


BRBC NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair, Merle Berke-Schlessel, Chair, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Andrew Harris, Bank of America

Dan Onofrio, Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Margaret Sheahan, Mitchell & Sheehan PC

James Tomchik, Merit Insurance, Inc., Merit-PLC

The Nominating and Governance Committee of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council meets in September.

BRBC PARTNERS

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