Joe Kennedy was born in 1943 in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1962. He received a B.S. degree in accounting from New York University in 1972 and an M.S. in taxation and finance from Long Island University in 1979. He began his business career in 1970 in tax accounting with Arthur Young & Company. He went on to work for Citibank and later Nestlé’s in tax accounting. He retired
in 2015 from General Electric in Stamford as a Tax Consultant and Senior Tax Manager. He and his wife Barbara live in Darien and have three children and two grandchildren. He is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Connecticut Society of CPAs, the Roton Point Association and the Cherry Lawn Gardens. Joe enjoys research and investing, gardening, kayaking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and spending time with his family.