BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 28 years as president and chief executive officer of the The Bridgeport Regional Business Council, will retire Sept. 1.
Since 1988, Timpanelli has worked to further the mission of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council through business expansion, retention and recruitment. Under Timpanelli’s leadership, the BRBC formed partnerships that contribute to the economic growth through jobs expansion in Bridgeport and the region. It has 900 business members and serves the Trumbull, Stratford and Bridgeport area.
“I have been exceptionally honored and grateful to have had this rewarding and challenging opportunity to create a regional business association that has had a measurable impact upon building an infrastructure and environment for job growth and economic vitality,” said Timpanelli. “Along the way, I have been influenced by and have developed lasting relationships that I will remember and cherish.”
The relocation of Housatonic Community College, redevelopment of the Read’s Department store, $12 million West End Industrial Park, sports entertainment complex at Harbor Yard, Eco-Technology Park and Steelpointe Harbor are among the many projects that Timpanelli and the BRBC have helped to make possible.
The BRBC expects to announce its new president and CEO in late summer.
“I very much look forward to what will be the next phase of my life, and it remains my plan and objective to continue to play a role in building a better region, where economic opportunity will positively impact more people,” Timpanelli said.
Timpanelli, who graduated from Trumbull High School and Sacred Heart University, received a master’s degree in urban sociology from St. John’s University and is a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management at University of Delaware. He began his career in 1969 as a teacher in Trumbull before serving three terms as town clerk and three terms as first selectman.
He is a member of the boards of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, RYASAP, the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, the Connecticut Metropolitan Chambers Council, the Barnum Festival, and the Governor’s Transportation Funding Panel. In addition, Timpanelli was selected to serve as the “Ringmaster” of the Barnum Festival, the greater Bridgeport region’s annual salute to and celebration of P.T. Barnum, in 2014.
For more information on the BRBC, visit its website .
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