Jayna Altman, Miss International, USA
The challenges that were presented to me at an early age taught me that anything is possible with determination, a willingness to work hard, and heart/passion. My passion is to inspire others with the concept (or idea) that one can achieve goals despite obstacles.
Suzanne Douglas Harris:
Suzanne Harris Professional Coaching
Suzanne Douglas Harris brings a distinctive blend of expertise, solid experience, and personal empathy to her practice. She maintains a well-honed, real world perspective based on a comprehensive background of corporate, consulting and academic experience.
Noel E. Hord,
Executive; Entrepreneur; Founder of The Hord Foundation
In 1988, Noel and his late wife Cora, a Danbury , Connecticut couple, wanted to give back to the community. They wanted their gift to be special and to have significant meaning. Because education had played a key role in their success, the Hords decided to provide scholarships for the education of deserving and disadvantaged youth.
President, Kingston Auction Company
Kingston Auction Company, founded by Kathy Kingston, CAI stands apart, with a track record of having raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations across the country. A professional auctioneer specializing in benefit auctions since in 1986, Ms. Kingston has extensive experience in supporting clients in education, social services, arts, theatre and culture, government, entertainment, health care and volunteer organizations.
Gail Hamaty Matthews, Esq.
Gail H. Matthews practices in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Estate Planning. Throughout her career, Ms. Matthews has lectured frequently in the area of estate planning. She focuses on State and Federal practices affecting wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, property interests of spouses, transfers of property, powers of attorney, and living wills, as well as the impact of gift, inheritance, estate, and income taxes.
President, Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc.
Founder and President of Mulvaney Mechanical, a full range mechanical contracting company, George has served on several non-profit Boards, including Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut and Ability Beyond Disability. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Robert S. Young Humanitarian Award.
President and Co-Founder, The Perrin Family Foundation
“I envision a country where all children have access to equal opportunities to grow up to be fully functioning adults who can contribute to our society. I believe that all parents want the best for their families and if given the skills will work to make it happen. As co-founder of the Perrin Family Foundation I want to see all children mentally and physically healthy and well prepared to live a self-satisfying life.”
Founder and President, Phillips Associates
Barbara Phillips is an experienced consultant and speaker with a broad business background obtained from sales, financial, marketing and human resources experience. As Principal and Founder of Phillips Associates, she is involved with a variety of client companies on the design and implementation of leadership capability as well as executive coaching, team building, communication and quality service.
Michael P. Ryer
Chairman Emeritus, Ryer Associates
Mr. Ryer founded Ryer Associates, Inc., a residential and commercial real estate company in 1972. As an active participant in the rapidly-expanding real estate market in the greater Danbury area. Mr. Ryer is a former Director of the Danbury Chamber of Commerce, a Director of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of Ridgefield, Co-Chairman and a member of the Ancell School of Business Advisory Committee.