Museum names new board members

The Fairfield Museum and History Center has elected residents James P. Biggs, Tom Kreitler, Georgette Pascale and Gay Tice to its Board of Directors.

“We are so fortunate to have this group of extremely talented, dedicated members of the community join us, especially as we celebrate an important milestone in Fairfield’s history, the 375th anniversary of its founding,” said Michael Jehle, the museum’s executive director.

Biggs, retired president and chief operating officer of People’s Bank, is a life-long resident of Fairfield and Southport, where he has been an active member of the community for many years and has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Barnum Museum, Bridgeport Hospital, Connecticut Zoological Society, Pequot Library, Greens Farms Academy and Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University.

Kreitler, who is a partner at Eaton Partners in Rowayton, will lend his extensive financial expertise to the Board.

Prior to joining Eaton, Kreitler spent 24 years at J.P. Morgan, where he was a Managing director and institutional sales manager for liquid debt and derivative products. He has also served on a number of charitable boards, including Domus Kids and Operation Hope of Fairfield.

“Our town has a rich history and it’s important that it be sustained,”  Kreitler said. “Through its many programs, the Fairfield Museum succeeds in keeping our town’s history alive in a fun and interactive way.”

Also joining the board is recent transplant to Fairfield, Georgette Pascale, founder and chief executive officer of Pascale Communications, a public relations firm specializing in healthcare.

“Fairfield Museum’s archives, exhibits and educational programs are second to none in this region,” said Pascale, who will bring her extensi.

In the past, Pascale has participated on the marketing committees of numerous nonprofits, including Prevent Blindness America and Ophthalmic Women Leaders.

Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center, Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Italian American Collection Advisory Board of the Heinz History Center.

As a new member of the Board, Tice joins fellow board member Patti Spaght to chair the museum’s fall fund-raiser and the town’s 375th birthday celebration on Oct. 25.

A Fairfield resident since the early 1990s, Tice has served as an advocate for arts and culture in the region. Currently, she is on the board of the Fairfield Theater Company, She has also served on the boards of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, The Sasqua Garden Club and Discovery Museum.

Tice has a background in the arts, and for 15 years, ran her own interior design firm in Manhattan. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Art and the New York School of Interior Design.

“The museum does a wonderful job blending the past — in its historic educational programs, and the present — through engaging current events and exhibitions,” Tice said. “It is a vibrant cultural center, which we are very fortunate to have in the heart of our community.”

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