Fairfield County Good Things Happening, 5.4.2015

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Denver joins SoldierSocks’ advisory board

Stamford-based SoldierSocks, a nonprofit, appointed Commander Rorke Denver to its advisory board. The board provides counsel on ways to better serve and assist member of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to Rorke, the advisory board is comprised of: Martha MacCallum, Fox News anchorwoman; U.S. Jon D. Runyan; Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. senator; John H. Linnartz, philanthropist; Linda McMahon, former CEO of WWE and tow-time U.S. Senate candidate; Colonel Bill Smullen, special adviser to former joint chief of staffs and secretary of the state; Kathleen H. Hicks; and Bob Murrett, retired vice admiral.

Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy Seals and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other hotspots.

Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes two

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced two promotions as a way of expanding its commitment to addressing critical community issues.

Karen R. Brown, formerly vice president of programs, is vice president of innovation and strategic learning, a newly created position. Her responsibilities include keeping the foundation abreast of trends and promoting internal and external learning.

Nancy von Euler, formerly program director, is vice president of programs. Her responsibilities include strategic leadership for all aspects of the department and overseeing grant making policies and strategies.

Photographer Henri celebrated at the Bruce

Greenwich’s Bruce Museum is celebrating Florence Henri (1893-1982), a modern photographer, during a six-week exhibition, May 2-June 14, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich. Featured in the exhibit are 26 works from the Bruce Museum’s collection of Henri photographs, donated by Rick Western and Jennifer Garvin.

Cushman & Wakefield promotes three professionals

Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate firm with an office in Stamford, promoted Adam Klimek, Brian Scruton and Bill Montague of the Stamford office. Collectively, the three have more than 24 years experience representing tenants and landlords throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Klimek, senior director, represents more than 400,000 square feet of office space for landlords in Fairfield County, including Faros Properties, Marcus Partners and Edgewood Capital. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Connecticut.

Scruton, director, specializes in tenant and landlord representation in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Recently, he was involved in nearly 800,000 square foot transactions on behalf of companies including NBC Sports, Chelsea Piers Stamford and World Wrestling Entertainment. He holds an undergraduate degree in policy, analysis and management from Cornell University.

Montague has more than six years experience representing Fairfield and Westchester tenants and landlords and has negotiated more than 850,000 square feet of transactions on behalf of clients including Global Imaging Systems Inc., United States Postal Service and W.R. Berkley. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from St. Lawrence University.

ConnectiCare expands collaboration with Connecticut State Medical Society

Farmington-based ConnectiCare expanded its provider collaboration with the Connecticut State Medical Society-Independent Practice Association (CSMS-IPA) to include New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex, Windham and New London counties. ConnectiCare has practice collaboration arrangements with 12 Connecticut-providers throughout the state, including: Integrated Care Partners (Hartford HealthCare); St. Francis HealthCare Partners; ProHealth Physicians; Community Medical Group; Grove Hill Medical Group; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Connecticut Multi-Specialty Group; CSMS-IPA; Northeast Medical Group; Middlesex Hospital; Medical Professional Services IPA; and Eastern Connecticut Physician Hospital Organization.

FCCF donates $30,000 to St. Vincent’s

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation received a $30,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support The Hope Dispensary of Greater Bridgeport, a charitable pharmacy dedicated to serving low-income and uninsured individuals in the Bridgeport community who would not otherwise be able to afford access to prescription medicine.

This is the first and only Dispensary of Hope site in Connecticut and provides short- and long-term medication assistance to eligible patients.

Community Plates’ ‘Food for All’ fundraiser

Community Plates, a food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America, is presenting its signature fundraiser, “Food for All,” Thurs., May 7, 6-9 p.m., Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock, 375 Fairfield Ave., Stamford. The event highlights the organization’s goals for the coming year, celebrates its accomplishments and pays gratitude to its volunteers and supporters. The evening features Fairfield County’s newest restaurants and artisans, in addition to popular cocktail bars. To purchase tickets, visit communityplates.org/ffa15ffld/.

F.D. Rich Co. CEO receives NAIOP award

Thomas L. Rich, president and CEO of the Stamford-based F.D. Rich Co., was honored with the Impact Award by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Connecticut & Suburban New York (NAIOP) for his dedication and contributions to the real estate community at its annual night of the stars awards gala. David Genovese, CEO of Baywater Properties, hosted the event March 19 at L’escale Restaurant in Greenwich.

The evening’s winners include: Vineyard Vines, Stamford; Ironworks, South Norwalk; MasterCard, Purchase, N.Y.; 520 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, N.Y.; and Steve Lash, RFR Realty, Stamford.

Lieto joins Goldman Gruder & Woods

Francis (Frank) Lieto, Bridgeport attorney, joined Norwalk-based law firm Goldman Gruder & Woods as a partner. Lieto, whose legal practice includes real estate law, foreclosure defense and general commercial litigation, is chairman of the criminal law and family law groups at the firm. He is a resident partner in the firm’s Trumbull office, working from the Norwalk and Greenwich offices as needed.

Lieto was founding partner of Lieto & Greenberg LLP, a Fairfield law firm, whose practice is being absorbed by Goldman Gruder & Woods. He earned his cum laude law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Operation Fuel receives $20,000 donation

Operation Fuel, a provider of emergency energy assistance to lower-income, working families and individuals throughout Connecticut, received a $20,985 donation from GoodWorks and Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA). Glastonbury-based GoodWorks, an insurance agency with offices in Columbia and New Milford, donated $15,000, while Cromwell-based CEMA, a home-heating oil dealer and gasoline distributor, donated $5,985.

Webster Wealth adviser named best

Waterbury-based Webster Wealth Advisors, a component part of Webster Private Bank’s offering for high net worth individuals, families and nonprofits, announced that Joe M. Cox II of the Wilton branch made the list of top financial advisers, according to the “Financial Times.” Placement on this list names Cox as one of the top 400 leading financial advisers in the country, and one of only 10 in Connecticut.

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