The Kennedy Center, headquartered in Trumbull, recently announced the election of new officers and six new board members. The following officers are serving on the Board of Directors: Daniel Long of Cheshire, chair, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer of Newtown Savings Bank; Michele Macauda of Monroe, Vice Chair, recently retired from AT&T as the Senior Vice President for Business & Network Solutions IT; Michael Lynch of Stratford, Treasurer, who is a Senior Financial Planner at Barnum Wealth Management, an office of MetLife in Shelton; and Mary G. Brown of Bridgeport, Secretary, who is a retired Bridgeport Central High School mathematics teacher.

Six area professionals starting new three-year terms include: Kwamie Dunbar, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Professor of Finance in the Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield; Peter Gavey of Fairfield, a general partner of Goodnow Investment Group; Robert Lesko of Shelton, managing partner at DiMatteo Group-Insurance, LLC; Herb Moorin, Esq. of Fairfield, a member of the law firm of Pullman & Comley; Ben Strong of Trumbull, the Director of Marketing for the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver) international search and rescue program for the United States Coast Guard in New York City; and Diane Thompson of Sandy Hook, the co-owner of Wolfman Productions, Inc.

The Kennedy Center, founded in 1951, is a nationally accredited, non-profit, community-based rehabilitation organization that currently serves 2,400 individuals annually. The agency actively responds to the needs of the community by offering innovative, comprehensive service options to persons with disabilities and special needs, from birth to senior years. The Kennedy Center operates 29 community experience programs, 16 group homes, an industries program composed of six businesses, supported and competitive employment and job placement services, a family support and respite service, travel training, and a variety of children’s programs. Visit thekennedycenterinc.org for more information.