Eloy Nava was born in New York City in 1942 and graduated from Fort Lee High School in 1960. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.A. in management engineering in 1964, a B.A. in mechanical engineering in 1965 and an M.A. in management in 1970. He started his working career at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, becoming chief nuclear engineer and project manager responsible for testing nuclear reactors on submarines. In 1978, he joined a family export business in New York City as CFO that led to purchasing a clothing manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic in 1984, importing men’s trousers to the United States. In 1993, the business was sold, and he started a career as certified financial planner in which he still is active with an office in downtown Darien. Eloy lives in Darien with his wife Diane. They have two children, a son living in Charleston, Mass., and a daughter living in New Canaan with four grandchildren. Eloy is a member of the Nantucket Anglers Club, Country Club of Darien and the Stamford Astronomy Club. His interests include fishing, golf, travel and astronomy.