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Chamber elects new board members

Published 4:46 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce has elected seven new members to its board of directors.

The new members include Jonathan Baron, David Conneely, Emily Derr, Peter Harrington, Joan Hume, Christopher Martino and Nicholas J. Rossi, according to a news release.

Baron, the chamber's new treasurer from Trumbull, is a financial adviser with Edward Jones Investments. He heads the firm's Westport office.

He has served as treasurer on the board of the Westport Rotary Club's Lobster Fest committee and serves as an officer in the Westport Masons.

Compton-Flynn, of Weston, is the founder and head of Work It Out Wardrobe, an impression management firm.

She has 20 years of service in the fashion industry as a marketing, merchandising and product development executive with major New York image companies, the release states.

Conneely is the co-owner and director of iFloat, a Westport provider of flotation therapy. He has been teaching courses about the mind for over 10 years, drawing upon his background in science, education, personal growth and business to help individuals and organizations to perform optimally.

Derr, of Greenwich, is a marketing specialist for Destination XL, a new store concept at Casual Male Retail Group, the release states.

She has worked in the retail and apparel industry for seven years and received her bachelor's degree in fashion design from Syracuse University in 2006 and earned her MBA in 2009. She co-founded the Entrepreneurial Referral Network group and currently serves as its vice president.

Harrington is the financial services manager vice president at People's United Bank's Westport branch at Compo and Post roads. He has worked for People's for 29 years and has been in the Westport office for 14 years. He is a member of Kiwanis and served on several boards, including those for the YWCA Swim Team and the chamber.

Hume, of Ridgefield, has been the director of community relations for the Westport Public Library for 13 years, the release states. Previously, she was the director of programs at Ridgefield Library and a volunteer trainer for the office staff at Ridgefield High School and is currently on the board of the Ridgefield Rotary Club. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

Martino has been a regional sales manager for Advantage Payroll Services since July of 2011.

Rossi, who has studied wine and spirits since he was in high school, founded Purple Feet Wine & Spirits of Westport in June 2010. Previously, he worked for a Wall Street law firm after graduating from college.