June 28, 2017
Our Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Griffin as President and Chief Executive Officer. Griffin, will take over the reins of the Chamber on September 1, 2017 upon the retirement of current Chamber president Edward J. Mustante, Jr.
Since 2004, Griffin has risen from division manager to vice president at the Chamber, proving he has the strong experience and knowledge to lead. “With many years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility with the Chamber, Brian will bring both extensive experience and a fresh vision to his new role as president and CEO,” stated Marc J. Grenier, Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.
Griffin has played a pivotal role in many chamber programs and initiatives, including the Small Business Council, and the recently launched Norwalk Emerging Leaders & Entrepreneurs (NELE) group. NELE provides the opportunity for young professionals and entrepreneurs who live and work in the Greater Norwalk area in order to expand their involvement in the local business community. Griffin has been a key player in building the Chamber’s membership, as well as enhancing the value of that membership to its business and not-for-profits.
But it doesn’t stop there. Griffin is personally involved in various community and public service efforts, such as the Norwalk Reads program along with other literacy programs. He loves giving back to the community and wastes no time doing it. He has also served on several local not-for-profit boards, including the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield, Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, the Courage to Speak Foundation, and the Norwalk Housing Scholarship Program
“Brian has long been known as the Norwalk Chamber’s ‘most valuable player,’ and for good reason,” noted Mr. Musante. “His knowledge of, and passion for serving, the Norwalk business community makes him the ideal person to lead the Chamber into the future. With Brian, the Chamber will be in excellent hands.”
Griffin is predicted to have a bright future as the new president of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. Showing all the true qualities of a strong leader, he knows what it takes to keep the chamber going in the right direction.