Board of Directors

BOB SEELERT
Chairman

Bob and his wife Sarah have been residents of New Canaan since 1971. Bob has witnessed virtually all the developments in Waveny Park since Mrs. Ruth Lapham Lloyd conveyed the 296 acres to the town in 1967. Bob has been involved with a number of these, including Waveny Care Center where he served on the Board and his company contributed significant pro bono efforts to both the 25th Anniversary and the re-branding campaign to become Waveny LifeCare Network. Bob also was a supporter of the renovation and expansion of what has become the Lapham Community Center as well as the restoration of the Waveny Lodge. Now he has turned his attention to the formation of the Waveny Park Conservancy, with a view towards ensuring the Park thrives in perpetuity.

After having a successful 49-year career in business as a CEO to three major corporations, Bob authored the book Start with the Answer, which he discussed as the Inaugural Speaker in the New Canaan Library’s Conversations with Business Leaders series. Bob graduated from Harvard College in 1964 and from Harvard Business School in 1966. Bob and Sarah have three sons.


BILL HOLMES
Vice Chairman

Bill and his wife Kim moved to New Canaan in 2013 after living in Bermuda for seventeen years where he was a member of the Bermuda National Trust from 2002 and served as President from 2006 to 2010. Bill graduated from Northwestern University and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Bill is a member of the Waveny House Commission, is on the advisory council for the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, and is on the board of the New Canaan Mounted Troops where his daughter enjoys her time riding. Bill has two children who attend St. Luke’s.


LOUISE HAVENS
Secretary

Louise and her husband settled in New Canaan 25 years ago. After a career in the fashion industry in NYC, Louise retired to raise their four children. She has been very active town-wide volunteering in the New Canaan Public Schools, Meals on Wheels, National Charity League, New Canaan Garden Club and Waveny Park Conservancy. She also serves on the Board of the New Canaan Garden Club.


SUSAN REIN
Treasurer

Owner of Elm Street Books


CAROLINE GARRITY

Member of the New Canaan Garden Club


SCOTT GRESS

Scott and his wife Susan have three sons who all went through the New Canaan school system and graduated from the high school. Scott grew up in New Canaan and after having spent ten years in Manhattan, returned with his family back to New Canaan. Scott is President of Ehrlich, Gress and Co and is a graduate of Philadelphia University.

Scott served on the Board of Education for eight years, with three years as Vice Chairman. Scott was the Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as the past President for the Youth Commission. He is also currently serving as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx.


ARIANNE FABER KOLB

Arianne Faber Kolb, Ph.D., is an art historian and curator of old master and contemporary art. She was the Executive Co-Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park, New Canaan; a curator of paintings and drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; a visiting professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Cruz; and a researcher in the Paintings Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Philip Johnson Glass House, Arianne initiated and led the youth educational program.

As a board member of the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, she founded an architecture education program for elementary school children and published the books From the Saltbox to the Glass House: Places that Matter in New Canaan and Waveny: New Canaan’s Treasure. She organized the Waveny Book Launch in 2016, and also co-chaired the Waveny 100th Celebration in 2012. She is currently on the Capital Campaign Committee of the Bruce Museum, a member of the Middlebury College Arts Council, and Co-chair of the Stoddard Art Lecture Series at the New Canaan Library. Arianne and her husband Christophe have two children in the New Canaan schools.


BROCK SAXE

Brock and his wife Christine live in New Canaan with their two children. Brock is a 3rd generation New Canaanite, who grew up attending many Waveny Family 4th of July Celebrations along with his entire family, including three brothers, who were active as either campers or counselors at Waveny Day Camp.  

Brock completed a Master's in Science in Real Estate at New York University's Schack Institute of Real Estate after graduating  from Richmond College in London where he worked for Clareville Capital. After working in New York and Stamford for Sanford C. Bernstein, Capital IQ and Towers Perrin, Brock returned to New Canaan in 2003 and joined his family's commercial real estate management firm Tombrock Corporation. Brock is also licensed with Halstead Real Estate in New Canaan where he represents clients in the Commercial Property Sector.

In addition to serving on the Waveny Park Conservancy Board, Brock has served as Vice President and Board Member of the New Canaan Winter Club and is involved with many civic and trade groups including the Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut, the Urban Land Institute, the Rotary Club of New Canaan and the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.


CHRIS SCHIPPER

Chris and his wife Dudley live in New Canaan and have four children, all New Canaan High School graduates, and a constant source of love and entertainment. Chris graduated from Georgetown University and has an MBA from The Wharton School. He has since worked for Bain & Company, PepsiCo, Dell Computer Corporation, and now works for his family’s business–Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs.

Chris is a board member and former president of the New Canaan Land Trust, where he has worked to support the mission of preserving open space, wildlife sanctuaries and the scenic beauty of New Canaan.


ROBERT E. MALLOZZI III

Robert E. Mallozzi III is the former First Selectman and Chairman of the Board of Finance for the Town of New Canaan.  Mr. Mallozzi is a local commercial property owner, Sr. Vice President at Bankwell Bank and active community volunteer.  His grandfather opened up the family business, Bob’s Sports, Inc. on Park Street in 1952 that served the community for 57 years.

Mr. Mallozzi has served as the Chairman of the Downtown Study Group and The Family Fourth of July.  He served as an Ex Officio member of the New Canaan Library, Nature Center, Power House Theatre, Carriage Barn Arts Center and Waveny Life Care Network and as a Deputy in the Emergency Operations Center among his many civic activities.  As a volunteer firefighter, he received the Department’s Distinguished Service Award in November of 2005.  Mr. Mallozzi was recently named to the Board of the New Canaan Historical Society and the Waveny Park Conservancy.

Mr. Mallozzi, a 1984 graduate of the University of Vermont, is married to the former Elizabeth Howland. They have resided in New Canaan since 1994 with their two children, Robert IV and Kit.


ERIC THORKILSEN
CEO, This Old House


SALLY CAMPBELL

Sally and her husband Kim are 30 year residents of New Canaan. Their 5 children attended the New Canaan schools. Sally is currently Chair of the New Canaan Park and Recreation Commission. She has served on the boards of Waveny Lifecare Network, Staying Put of New Canaan, A Better Chance of New Canaan and the New Canaan Soccer Association.