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Yezzi, Tony

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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Selkowitz, Jan

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.

Renz, Roger

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.

Fritsch, Steve

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.

McLachlin, Harry

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.

McGroarty, Robert

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.

McCollum, David

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.

Fiske, Bob

Bob Fiske was born in 1930 in New York City and grew up in Darien. He graduated from the Pomfret School in 1948, where he played football, hockey and baseball. He received a B.A. degree from Yale in 1952 and played hockey and lacrosse. In 1955, he received a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan and was a member of the Law Review. In 1955, he joined Davis, Polk & Wardwell as a litigator and remained in private practice with the firm for his entire career. In public service from 1957 to 1980, he was assistant U.S. attorney and U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 1994, he was named independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation. Bob and his wife Janet live in Darien and have three children and five grandchildren. He is a member of Noroton Yacht Club, Wee Burn Country Club and the Century Association. He enjoys tennis, sailing, cross-country skiing, music and reading.

Bergen, Henry

Henry Bergen was born in New York, N.Y., in 1949 and grew up in Middle Village, N.Y. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in 1967, where he served as a member of the Radio Club, played intramural sports and was an ardent basketball fan. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1975. His business career includes work for Citibank as a travelers’ check investigator, Sperry Gyroscope Company as a components engineer and Cox & Company as a design engineer. He then began a 22-year career with IPC Systems Inc., where he was a design engineer, vice president of engineering, vice president of marketing and vice president of sales, retiring in 2008. Henry and his wife Connie live in Darien and have two children and one grandchild. He plays the guitar in a ‘60s rock band called the Twisted Resistor, whose members include former co-workers. He is a member of the Darien History Book Club and a Lifetime Learner at Norwalk Community College. He enjoys electrical circuit design, golf, Bible study, history and tutoring.

Baylis, Bob

Bob Baylis was born in 1938 in New York City. He graduated from St. Bernard’s School in 1952 and Phillips Exeter Academy in 1956. He received an A.B. degree in economics from Princeton Univer-sity in 1960 and was a member of the Cap and Gown Club, the Triangle Show and vice presi-dent of the Orange Key Society. In 1962, he graduated from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. degree. He then served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps Reserve as a specialist 5th class for five years. In 1963, he joined the First Boston Corporation and in 1966 went to work for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City. During the last two years of his busi-ness career, he was chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston Pacific in Hong Kong. Bob serves on the board of four charitable organizations and is a former board member of five corporations, including Gildan Activewear, Inc., where he was chairman of the board of directors. He and his wife Lois live in Darien and have three children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys travel, photography, kayaking and antique Asian art.

Brown, Jim

Jim Brown was born in 1945 in Trenton, N.J., and was brought up in Merrick, N.Y., where he graduated from Sanford H. Calhoun High School in 1963 and played football, baseball and basketball. He received a B.A. degree in 1968 from Hofstra University and was a member of the Pre-Law Society. He received a J.D. degree in 1972 from Fordham University School of Law. He began his legal career in 1972 serving as an assistant district attorney and then a district attorney with New York County. In 1978, he became a partner with the law firm of Bower & Gardner in New York City. In 1994, he joined Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker as a partner and retired in 2015. Jim and his wife Peggy live in Darien and have two children and six grandchildren. He is a member of the Tokeneke Club and the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he enjoys reading and spectator sports.

Phillips, Jim

Jim Phillips was born in Boston (1947) and grew up in Manchester, MA. He graduated from St. Paul’s School in 1966 where he played hockey and lacrosse. In 1970, he received a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School.

 

Jim began his business career in 1971 with JPMorgan as a real estate lending officer, and next, joined Russell Reynolds Associates becoming Global Head of their Real Estate Practice. In 1995, he co-founded the Highland Search Group and built their investment management practice. Highland was acquired in 1999 by Monster Worldwide where Jim continued to manage the real estate/investment management practices. Finally, in 2002, he co-founded Jamesbeck Global Partners, a boutique specialized in investment management executive search.

 

Jim retired in 2008. He and his wife, Marta, live in Darien and have two grown children. He is a member of the Tokeneke Club, Silvermine Golf Club, Great Harbor Yacht Club and a former Board member of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. He enjoys sailing, skiing, tennis, investing and reading history.

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