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Dan Eng

Dan Eng was born in Guangzhou, Chi-na, in 1949 and grew up in Newark, N.J. He received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Insti-tute of Technology in 1971 and an M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Dartmouth College in 1974. Dan has worked in the oil and gas in-dustry his entire career beginning with Exxon and moving on to, Gulf Oil Company, ARCO, British Petroleum, General Electric, Goldman Sachs and OVM Petrom. He has lived and worked in New York City, Houston, Beijing, London, Jakarta and Singapore retiring in 2014. He and his wife Chris live in New Canaan and have three children and four grandchildren. His interests include water color painting, reading, golf, hiking, paddle tennis, ping pong and wood working.

Herb Winter

Herb Winter was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1945. He grew up in New York City and graduated from Francis Lewis High School in 1963 where he was a member of the track and soccer teams and the print shop club. He graduated from the Academy of Aer-onautics with an A.A.S. degree in mechanical engi-neering and was Sergeant at Arms of the stud-
dent council. He re-ceived a B.S. degree in business administration from the State Universi-ty of New York and an M.B.A. from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He served in the U.S. Army as a heli-copter mechanic for two years and joined Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Conn. in 1970 in engi-neering. Upon retiring in 2009, he was responsi-ble for the development of the non-destructive inspection of facture critical military engine parts. His work took him to the flight line at JFK International Airport; the U.S.A.F. jet engine repair depot San Antonio, Texas; the Israeli Air Force, Tel Aviv, for six years; the Royal Norwe-gian Air Force, Oslo for five years; and the U.S.A.F, RAF Lankenheath, England, for three years. Herb and his wife Gaby live in Norwalk and have two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and tink-ering.

Gary Bernhardy

Gary Bernhardy was born in 1943 in Lyndon, Ill., in and grew up in Morrison, Ill. He graduated from high school in 1961 where he played freshman and sophomore football and was a trombone player in the marching band and the concert orchestra. He received a B.S. degree from Calvin College and a B.S. and M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and was a member of the So-ciety of Automotive engineers. He received an M.B.A. degree in finance and economics from New York University. His first job was with the family owned business, Bernhardy Motors, where he be-came the rotary power mower expert in town at the age of 15. He began his business career with Medema Van Kooten Associates, land surveyors. He went on to work with a number of companies including Esso Research and Engineering, Mobil Oil, Atlantic Richfield and American Can. In 1983 he became self-employed working with startup and turnaround companies. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor He and his wife Linda live in Darien and are members of the Middlesex Swim Club. He enjoys auto racing, working on older sports cars, traveling and watching football.

John Bosee

John Bosee was born in 1952 in New York City and grew up in Old Green-wich, Conn. He graduated in 1970 from the Loomis Chaffee School where he played football, lacrosse and wrestled. He also played the drums in bands and raced sailboats. He received a B.A. degree in interdisciplinary studies from Bethany College in 1974 where he was active in sports, student government, was a disk jockey on a radio sta-tion and performed and directed theater produc-tions. He received a J.D. degree in 1977 from Brooklyn College. He has worked for various law firms in New York City and Connecticut and tried hundreds of commercial cases. He was appointed assistant district attorney, Queens County, N.Y. and later joined the law firm of Kroll and Tract to do international insurance litigation. He also works with international stu-
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dents from over 22 countries and currently super-vises 23 Chinese students in Rockland County, N.Y. He and his wife Juanita live in Darien and have two children. John was a commissioner for the Charter Revision Commission, Darien, and served three years as a Representative to the Darien Town Meeting. He is a member of the First Congregation-al Church and at the Darien YMCA served as water front director for the past two summers.

Tony Yezzi

Tony Yezzi was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1952 and grew up in Loudonville, N.Y. He graduated from Shaker High School in 1970 where he played football and was on the track team. He went on to receive a B.S. degree in industrial engi-neering from Lehigh Uni-versity in 1974 and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. That same year he went to work for Hewitt Associates Inc., now AON, in Chica-go where he worked as a pension actuary and later retired in 2015. Tony and his wife Jane live in Darien and have two adult children. He is a member of the Society of Actuaries and enjoys golf, bowling, sports and the theater.
Jan Selkowitz was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1944 and graduated from Lenox Prep School in 1961 where he was on the tennis, ski and soc-cer teams as well as a member of the French Club and the school newspaper. He received a B.A. degree in French and economics in 1966 from St. Lawrence University where he was a member of the ski team and coached the wom-en’s ski team. He studied one year at the Sor-bonne in Paris. Upon graduating, he taught French at the Lenox School and then joined Sportswear International Ltd for 18 years. He then became president of Salem Straits Ltd, and for the next 29 years spent much of his time working in Asia, Turkey and Africa. Jan and his wife Min live in Darien and have two children. He is a member of the Tokeneke Club, the Pitts-field Country Club and Chelsea Piers. He en-joys skiing, tennis, reading, movies and travel-ing with his family.
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Jan Selkowitz

Jan Selkowitz was born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1944 and graduated from Lenox Prep School in 1961 where he was on the tennis, ski and soc-cer teams as well as a member of the French Club and the school newspaper. He received a B.A. degree in French and economics in 1966 from St. Lawrence University where he was a member of the ski team and coached the wom-en’s ski team. He studied one year at the Sor-bonne in Paris. Upon graduating, he taught French at the Lenox School and then joined Sportswear International Ltd for 18 years. He then became president of Salem Straits Ltd, and for the next 29 years spent much of his time working in Asia, Turkey and Africa. Jan and his wife Min live in Darien and have two children. He is a member of the Tokeneke Club, the Pitts-field Country Club and Chelsea Piers. He en-joys skiing, tennis, reading, movies and travel-ing with his family.

Roger Renz

Roger Renz was born in Eng-lewood, N.J, in 1943 and gradu-ated in 1961 from Ramsey, N.J., High School where he was a member of the cross-country team. He received a B.S. de-gree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1965 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1967. He began two years active duty in the U.S. Army in 1967. In 1969, he joined IBM as a salesman in the Washington, D.C. area and held various jobs in com-puter sales, product management and pricing. Upon leaving IBM in 2010, he spent five years with Das-sault Systemes and retired in 2015. Roger and his wife Shirley live in Rowayton. He has two children and his wife has three children. There are four grand-children. He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stamford and enjoys skiing and sailing.

Steve Fritsch

Steve Fritsch was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1944 and graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1962. He attended the Paier College of Art in 1966, served in the U.S. Army for two years and returned to the Pair College of Art on a scholarship. Upon graduating in 1969, he went to work at the BBDO World Wide advertising agency in New York City as an art di-rector working on a variety of accounts including Pepsi International, The Wall Street Journal and Citibank. In 1978 he began freelance work on his own that includ-ed humorous illustrations. Retiring in 1998, he began fine art painting of land-scapes and seascapes that he exhibits throughout Fairfield County. He and his wife Linda live in Darien and have two children. He is past president of the Darien Lions Club and a member of the Roton Point Association and the Rowayton Art Center.

John Jaquish

John Jaquish is a return-ing DMA member who has been inactive for the past two years. He was born in Margate, New Jersey, in 1937 and graduated from the Char-lotte Hall Military Acad-emy in 1955. He received a B.A. degree in econom-ics from Rutgers Univer-sity in 1959 where he was a member of the ROTC. He went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force for 34 years where he was promoted to a three-star lieutenant general in 1991 and retired in 1993. He was a fighter pilot and flew F4s and F15s and also served in the Pentagon. John lives in Rowayton. His interests include golf and bridge.

Harry McLachlin

Harry McLachlin was born in San Francsico, CA., in 1948 and later moved with his family to Tenalfy, New Jersey, where he graduated in 1965 from high school and was a member of the Math Club and played varsity baseball and bas-ketball. He received a B.A. degree in history in 1969 from Carleton College. He received a J.D.  degree from the University of Washington in 1977 and was managing editor of the Washington Law Review.  Harry’s service in the U.S. Navy included Sup-ply Officer on the USS Sam Rayburn after at-tending officer candidate school, supply school and submarine school.He began his career in banking and finance law with the law firm of Davis, Wright Todd, Riese & Jones in Seattle, Wash., and later worked for the Algemene Bank Nederland in Amsterdam; the ABN Bank in Chicago; Mitsubishi Capital in New York; and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubish in New York. He retired in 2010.  Harry and his wife Marjolein live in Darien and have two adult children. He is a member of the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich, ABC in Darien, the First Congregational Church of Darien and the Darien Book Aid. His interests include travel in France and Europe, reading history, hiking and French culture chansons.

Robert McGroarty

Robert McGroarty was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1945 and graduated from St. Johns Preparatory School in 1962 where he was on the swimming team and the school newspa-per. He received a B.S. degree in Political Science in 19667 from the University of Scran-ton and was a class officer, played intramural sports and managed a band. He began his business career in 1967 as a media buyer with Needham, Harper and Steers advertising agency in New York City and in 1969 joined Life Magazine in Cleveland, Ohio, selling advertising. He then joined the CBS Radio Division in 1971 serving in various executive positions in New York City and Boston. He went on to work for Warner Communications in cable television and started a programing company with two former CBS executives. Later he worked at Citibank, Greenwich Capital, and Eaton Associates and then started RGM Consulting and Bridge 1 Advisors. Robert and his wife Betsy live in Rowayton and have three chil-dren and eight grandchildren. He is a member of Score and the Silvermine Golf Club. He enjoys golf, boat-ing, reading, politics, exercise and travel.

David McCollum

David McCollum was born in Aurora, Ill., in 1941 and was raised in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He graduated from Glenbard Township High School in 1959, where he played golf and basketball and served as business manager of the yearbook. He received a B.A. degree in economics from Dart-mouth College in 1963 and was captain of the golf team, treasurer of Sigma Alpa Epsilon fraternity and treasurer of the Interfraternity Council. He received an M.B.A. degree in 1965 from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His 32-year career with Citi-group began in 1965 in New York City and included one year in Boston and three years in Manila. He retired in 2001 as customer group executive in charge of half of North Amer-ica. David and his wife Suzanna recently moved from Darien to Rowayton and have three children and 10 grandchildren. He is past president of Wee Burn Country Club and past captain of The 200 Club. He is a member of the National Golf Links of America, the Taconic Golf Club and Rowayton Yacht Club. He en-joys golf, skiing, travel, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and time with his family.

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