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Newsmakers Fairfield County 11-12-12


The Robinson & Cole Women’s Initiative recently hosted a retreat for all the firm’s female attorneys. At the retreat, an inaugural Robinson & Cole Ladder Award was presented to partner Linda J. McDowell in recognition of her dedication to women’s leadership and mentoring other women attorneys.

The female attorneys of Robinson & Cole gathered for the firm’s Women’s Initiative Retreat.

Wayne D’Amico, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and senior managing director of RE/MAX Right Choice Commercial & Investment Division in Trumbull, was recently sworn in as the newest president of the CCIM Institute. D’Amico, who brings more than 25 years of real estate experience to his new role, graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance.


Operation Fuel recently held a reception at the Connecticut Science Center in recognition of its 35th anniversary and to raise awareness of the need for energy assistance. During the event, the nonprofit recognized five of its partners for their extraordinary efforts to support Operation Fuel and its mission. Honorees were: state Sen. Toni Harp, state Rep. Toni Walker, Lindsay Parke, the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport and Dominion, which owns the Millstone Power Station in Waterford.

From left, Reverend Hopeton Scott, pastor, First Baptist Church; Patricia Wrice, executive director, Operation Fuel; Keisha Grant; Lindsay Parke, project manager, community relations, Northeast Utilities; and Kevin Hennessy, director of state and local affairs New England at Domini.
Credit: Photograph by Steve DePino.

Beth H. Griswold of Milford has been promoted to marketing director of the TD Bank sports center at Quinnipiac University. Griswold will be responsible for working with the executive director to increase sponsorship for the facility, where Quinnipiac’s Division I basketball and hockey teams play. She also is responsible for increasing membership to the University Club.


Diane Knetzger of New Canaan has been promoted to senior vice president of BNC Financial Group, the holding company with The Bank of New Canaan, The Bank of Fairfield and Stamford First Bank as its subsidiaries.  Knetzger joined The Bank of New Canaan as director of marketing in 2004. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Christopher Procopis of Stamford, managing director of Stamford-based LexPro Research, has become a certified member of the Council of International Investigators (CCI), which was founded in 1955 in Seattle, Wash., as an association of international investigators. Procopis co-founded LexPro Research in 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Ted Randolph, an investment funds lawyer, has joined the firm of Wiggin and Dana in Stamford as a partner, leading the firm’s new hedge fund and investment management practice group. Most recently, Randolph served as senior vice president and associate general counsel for HSBC Securities Inc. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from West Virginia University.

Martha Hanrahan Spiegel has joined Mackey & Guasco Staffing L.L.C. in Southport as director of business development.  Most recently, Spiegel was a job developer with Star Inc., a nonprofit in Norwalk serving individuals with developmental difficulties.

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