The board of directors of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce has named Brian Griffin as its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Griffin will succeed Chamber President Edward J. Musante Jr., who earlier this year announced his intention to retire on Aug. 31.
Griffin serves as the chamber’s vice president, a role he attained in 2004 after being promoted from division manager.
Griffin cited Musante’s leadership as being key to the chamber establishing itself as “a significant contributor to the economic and cultural life of Norwalk. It is my intention to build upon this meaningful work by enhancing development, advocacy and community initiatives in order that Chamber membership holds strong value to local businesses and organizations – and so that we continue to benefit the community as a whole.”
Griffin has played roles in many chamber programs and initiatives, including the Small Business Council and the recently launched Norwalk Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs group.
In addition, he is involved with a number of other public service efforts, including serving on the boards of such nonprofits as the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield, Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, the Courage to Speak Foundation, and the Norwalk Housing Scholarship Program.