Historical Society Elects New Board Co-chairs, Trustees

Haley Rockwell Elmlinger and Bruce Dixon, new Co-chairs of the Board of the Greenwich Historical Society.

At an October meeting of the Greenwich Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, the board elected longtime Greenwich residents and Greenwich Historical Society supporters Haley Rockwell Elmlinger and Bruce Dixon as its new co-chairs of the board, and B. Cort Delany, John Dixon and Susan Larkin as trustees.

Co-chairs of the Board
With a life-long interest in history and long-term connection to the Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich native Haley Rockwell Elmlinger is enthusiastic about her new role as co-chair of the board of trustees of the Greenwich Historical Society.

“The Historical Society’s expanded campus will usher in an exciting new phase in not only our organization’s history but in the rich history of Greenwich itself. I couldn’t be more proud and excited to be a part of this vital organization at this pivotal moment,” says Elmlinger.

“We are so fortunate to have such an extraordinary leader in Debra Mecky, whose profound knowledge of Greenwich history and visionary plans for the future of the organization are immeasurable assets,” said Elmlinger about Greenwich Historical Society’s executive director and CEO.

While a student at Greenwich Academy, Elmlinger volunteered as a docent at the Bush-Holley House. Elmlinger returned to Greenwich in 1999 as an executive at PepsiCo and is currently senior advisor at Fieldpoint Private in Greenwich. She has been a Greenwich Historical Society trustee and has served as chair of its Strategic Planning Committee. Elmlinger is a past president of the board of trustees of the Greenwich Library and is a former trustee of Greenwich Academy.

A Greenwich resident since 1981 and longtime Greenwich Historical Society trustee, Bruce Dixon is a graduate of Harvard College and former partner of Ernst & Young. Dixon has lent his valuable financial counsel to the Historical Society in his former role as treasurer.

“It’s been thrilling to be a part of the campus expansion from the planning stages through completion. Our Town’s important history and cultural heritage has a stunning new home that will be treasured for generations to come,” Dixon says.

Dixon is on the Director’s Council of the Historic House Trust in New York City, a board member and vice-president of the Greenwich Land Trust and board member and treasurer of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell.

John Morris Dixon, FAIA, an architecture graduate of MIT, was chief editor of Progressive Architecture from 1972 to 1996. He has been an advocate for preservation since the 1960s, when he helped survey the Park Slope Historic Landmark District in Brooklyn and wrote key parts of the AIA Guide to New York. He has chaired the Committee on Design of the American Institute of Architects, served on the Town of Greenwich Architectural Review Committee and is a member of the Greenwich Historical Society’s Buildings and Grounds Committee and a board member of the New York/Tri-State chapter of DOCOMOMO, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Modern architecture.

B. Cort Delany is a Principal in the Greenwich office of Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group. A Greenwich native, Delany works with families to protect assets through avenues including wills, trusts and estate planning. He is a Dartmouth College graduate and holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Delany is commodore of the Belle Haven Club and a past Brunswick School trustee and Executive Committee member.

Author of The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore, Susan G. Larkin has served the Greenwich Historical Society in capacities including chairman of the board, trustee, chair of the exhibitions and art advisory committees and member of the Executive Committee and the Professional Advisory Board. She has been a guest curator at museums including the National Academy of Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, she received her M.A. from The City University, London, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Larkin is a former chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and a Trustee at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore.

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