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SeCTer announces new Board of Directors at 2020 Annual Meeting

November 24, 2020 |

On November 20, 2020, seCTer hosted its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting. Produced live from the studios of Creative Konnection on Bank Street in New London, CT, Executive Director Nancy Cowser and Board Chairman Mark Oefinger delivered key insights and achievements from the year, including program and financial highlights. CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Annual Report and click the video below for a full replay of the 2020 Annual Meeting:


Cowser and Oefinger also announced the 2020-2021 Board of Directors, which are as follows:


Chair: Mark R. Oefinger | Retired Town Manager, Town of Groton
1st Vice Chair: Sean Nugent | Chair, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston
2nd Vice Chair: Chris Jewell | CFO/Principal, Collins & Jewell Co
Secretary: Donna Simpson | Retired Marketing Executive, Town of Stonington
Treasurer: Charles Seeman | Retired President/CEO, United Community and Family Services
Immediate Past Chair: Michael Carey | Attorney, Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law


Susan Adams | Senior Governmental Liaison, General Dynamics/Electric Boat 
Wendy Bury | Executive Director, Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition
*Holly Cheeseman | Executive Director, Niantic Children’s Museum; State Representative, 37th District
Robert Congdon | Former First Selectman, Town of Preston
Ed Dombroskas | Retired Executive Director, Tourism District of Eastern CT
Paul Formica | State Senator, 20th District
Gary Goeschel  | Director of Planning, Town of East Lyme
Ayanti Grant | Office of Congressman Joe Courtney
David Hammond |Private Citizen, Town of Stonington
Maria Hanna | President/CEO, Survival Systems USA, Inc.
*Mark Hill | President/CEO, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board
Thayne Hutchins | Councilor, Mohegan Tribal Nation
Ronald McDaniel | Mayor, Town of Montville
Maria Miranda | Principal, Miranda Creative, Inc.
Ernest Muccio | Sr. Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Jewett City Savings Bank
Naomi Otterness | Private Citizen, Town of Ledyard
Felix Reyes | Director of Economic Development & Planning, City of New London
Tony Sheridan | President/CEO, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT
Gabriel Stern | Director Planning & Project Development, CT Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative

*2020-2021 inductees

Also premiering at this year’s Annual were four case studies — Faces of Resilience. SeCTer clients highlighted included AGCT-CORP, Beer’d Brewing, Genesys Diagnostics, and Gilman Gear. Click the individual links to watch their respective stories of resilience.