Steve Hinden

S. Hinden headshotBoard of Finance

I have lived in Newtown for 13 years, and during that time our community has faced many challenges. I believe that education is an important priority, and that the governance of our town should balance priorities with the objective of serving the long-term best interests all of our residents. If elected, I would focus on:

  • Building on our strengths to reinforce a Newtown as a top choice community for prospective and current residents, and
  • Making fiscal responsibility – balancing affordability and value – a top objective.

I would apply my experience and background in business and law over three decades to support the mission of the Board of Finance and help drive the right decisions for our future.

I would like to do all I can to make Newtown a great place to live, work and learn. I would like to see the community achieve the right balance for all aspects of local government, including taxes, education and development. We have a diverse constituency – and it’s important that all voices are heard and represented.

Professional & Academic Experience

I am a consultant in the executive compensation practice at Willis Towers Watson, in its New York City office, where I lead the firm’s insurance industry practice for North America. I have worked with companies in many other industries, including technology, financial services, media, hospitality, manufacturing and energy.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, I was the Vice President, Executive Compensation for the American Express Corporation, and I held a similar role for 9 years at IBM. I previously worked at two New York-based law firms, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Paul Weiss, Rifkind Wharton and Garrison.

Law degree from Fordham University School of Law

B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Personal

I am married to Barbara Wojcik, have lived in Newtown since 2004, and we have one child – Jacob, who is 14 years old. I was born and raised in Astoria, NY.

I enjoy playing basketball with my son and his friends and their parents, when I’m not recovering from injuries from those activities : )