Bruce Museum in Greenwich appoints new chief financial officer as part of major expansion project

Carolyn Hamrak, who has over 30 years of diverse financial experience in the not-for-profit and for-profit sector, is the new Chief Financial Officer of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

She has held tax management positions at cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Botanical Garden.

“Carolyn is a seasoned financial professional with a strong background in non-profit arts and culture organizations. We believe she is the ideal person to work with staff to usher in the next era of the Bruce Museum,” said Robert Wolterstorff, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum.

In the role that began on July 5, Hamrak leads the strategy and financial management of the rapidly expanding and growing Bruce Museum.

“I am honored and thrilled to join the Bruce Museum…during this transformation,” she said. “I look forward to working with the many dedicated and talented people at the museum to support and enhance the museum’s financial goals and strategy.

Previously Senior Director of Finance for the New York Common Pantry, Hamrak was responsible for the overall financial management of that organization.

His experience in the for-profit sector began as a business analyst for a commercial real estate management company. She then entered the financial services industry and held various analyst positions at Bankers Trust and JP Morgan.

A graduate of St. John’s University, she has a bachelor’s degree in finance and is also a nonprofit certified professional accountant with a certificate from Fiscal Management Associates in New York.

The Bruce Museum offers a changing range of exhibits and educational programs promoting art and science.

In 2019, the museum inaugurated a project to double its size to over 70,000 square feet. The New Bruce will feature state-of-the-art exhibition, education and community spaces, including new galleries as well as three new classrooms, a bistro, an auditorium and a great hall. The grand opening is scheduled for the spring.

Local Students Win Architecture Foundation Scholarships

Three local students have received scholarships from the Connecticut Architecture Foundation.

It awards awards to students pursuing degrees in architecture programs at state-accredited universities or to Connecticut residents pursuing degrees at other accredited universities.

Since 1986, the foundation has awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships. This year, eight students will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Louis Koushouris of Greenwich is a recipient of the Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship. He is pursuing a master’s degree in architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Previously, he worked at Joeb Moore & Partners in Greenwich, where he led and was part of design teams for single-family residential projects. He now works at Gray Organschi Architecture designing and building single-family, mixed-use and public projects.

Alexandra Gottlin of Stamford is a recipient of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship. She is pursuing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Oregon. Before moving to Oregon for her graduate studies, she worked in New York as a project manager in the fields of architecture and construction. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Johns Hopkins University.

The 2022 recipient of the Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship is Natalie Morales from Stamford. She is a first-generation undergraduate student and is enrolled at Norwalk Community College, pursuing an Associate’s degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. A recent graduate of JM Wright Technical School in Stamford, she plans to continue to a four-year college to earn her bachelor’s degree in architecture.

Local Cummings & Lockwood lawyers win top honor

Stamford-based Cummings & Lockwood announced that 41 of the firm’s attorneys are listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” ​​and recognized in the 2023 editions of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.”

“We are very proud that so many of our lawyers in all of our practice areas and across all of our six offices have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America ‘for their significant professional achievements,'” Laura said. Weintraub Beck, CEO and President of Cummings and Lockwood.

In Cummings & Lockwood’s Greenwich office, the following attorneys are included in the 2023 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”: Laura Weintraub Beck, who practices tax law and trusts and estates; and B. Cort Delany, Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jessie A. Gilbert, Douglas H. Olin, Edward F. Rodenbach, and Gina D. Silvestri, all of whom work in trusts and estates.

Additionally, Katherine C. Gent and Steven Georgiades, who both work in trusts and estates at Cummings & Lockwood in Greenwich, are featured in the 2023 edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.”

In his Stamford office, the following attorneys are featured in the 2023 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”: Jonathan B. Mills, who practices in the area of ​​real estate law; John W. Cannavino and David T. Martin, both in commercial litigation; and John F. Carberry, in commercial litigation and litigation-bankruptcy.

Other registrants include: Michael P. Kaelin, in commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, and trust and estate litigation; Michael J. Hinton, in Commercial Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code Law and Real Estate Law; and Conrad Teitell, Charities/Not-for-Profit Law and Trusts and Estates.

Margaret A. Deluca, Daniel G. Johnson, John R. Musicaro Jr., Rachel BG Sherman, and Howard S. Tuthill III, all of whom work in trusts and estates, are also listed.

Scott T. Witthuhn in real estate and William N. Wright in commercial litigation at the Stamford office of lawyers Cummings & Lockwood are featured in the 2023 edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America/”

Attorneys from the firm’s other offices — in West Hartford and Palm Beach Gardens, Bonita Springs and Naples, Fla. — were also honored.

Founded in 1981, Best Lawyers highlights the achievements of members of the legal profession and is the world’s most trusted and unbiased source of legal referrals.

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