The Kennedy Center, headquartered in Trumbull, recently announced the election of its new officers and one new board member. The following officers are serving on the Board of Directors: Stephen A. Smith of Shelton, Chair, who is the President of Smith & Company, LLC, Marketing Consultants in Shelton; Daniel Long of Cheshire, Vice Chair, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing Director of Newtown Savings Bank; Michael Lynch of Stratford, Treasurer, who is a Senior Financial Planner at Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife Securities, Inc. in Shelton; and Mary G. Brown of Bridgeport, Secretary, who is a retired Bridgeport Central High School mathematics teacher. In addition, Mark DeCruccio of Goshen, Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Westport, was elected to a new three-year term.
Stephen A. Smith, currently President of Smith & Company LLC, Marketing Consultants, previously served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for a regional bank and was responsible for all marketing activities including advertising, public relations, market research and investor relations. He served on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Connecticut for nine years and as the Board Chairman from 2002 to 2004. Smith is the recipient of the Susan St. James Award for Leadership and has been inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame. He serves on The Kennedy Center’s Board of Directors as well as the Annual Giving Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Marketing and Strategic Planning Committee. Smith is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Marketing. He also has an M.S. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He and his wife, Bonnie, have one daughter, Alison, who is a client of the Kennedy Center, and a son, Brian.