Bridgeport Regional Business Council President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Timpanelli, was selected by the Board of Directors of the Barnum Festival as the 2014 ringmaster of the annual celebration during an event held at Sacred Heart University on Oct. 17.
Timpanelli was selected as the 66th ringmaster of the organization, which was created in 1948 to commemorate the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum, entrepreneur and former Bridgeport mayor. Over the years, a veritable “who’s who” of regional and community leaders have held the position. Timpanelli succeeds 2013 Ringmaster John F. Stafstrom Jr., partner of Pullman & Comle, and 2011 Ringmaster Frank J. Carroll, international vice president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.