I have been affiliated with Westport Resources, now a division of United Capital Financial Advisers, since 1987, my title is Wealth Manager. I have specialty in municipal benefit programs with a unique understanding of issues confronting towns and cities. My risk management activities include life insurance, disability income, employer benefit programs, group insurance, retirement plans and executive compensation programs. I primarily serve Westport Resources’ client needs in the area of personal financial planning. I am a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant, and hold an insurance producer’s license for life – annuities; accident and health; and property and casualty.
I currently serve on the Board of Selectmen. For five terms, I served as First Selectman of the Town of Newtown. I am a two-term past president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Inter-Local Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), a past Chairman of the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials and a past co-Chairman of the Housatonic Valley Economic Development Partnership. I am also a past president of the Western Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council. I also served as Chairman of the Newtown Board of Education and was Chairman of the Board of Education Connection, serving 33 towns in Northwestern Connecticut, for ten year.
I am currently a corporator of the Newtown Savings Bank, Also, I currently serve as a member of the Board of Health for the Newtown Health District, as Secretary of the Housatonic Valley Resource Recovery Authority, as President of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, and as Chair of the CIRMA Budget & Audit Committee.
Earned a BA in Government from Fairfield University and hold the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant from American College.
I have lived in Newtown for over 64 years, attended Newtown Public Schools and am a graduate of Newtown High School. I am married to the former Michelle Williams, have four children and two step- children, all of whom attended Newtown schools. Michelle and I have ten grandchildren, three of whom attend Newtown schools.