Greenwich Library Trustees Elect New Officers
The Greenwich Library Board of Trustees elected new officers at their meeting in May. The following were elected: Nancy M. Better, President; Haley Rockwell Elmlinger, First Vice President; Linda G. Ortwein, Second Vice President; Brian C. Pennington, Treasurer; Robert Glanville, Assistant Treasurer; Mary Jacobson, Secretary; Andrew J. Pitts, Member at Large.
Linda G. Ortwein, Brian C. Pennington, Mary Jacobson, Nancy M. Better, Jane D. Marsh (Chair of Planning Committee), Haley Rockwell Elmlinger and Andrew J. Pitts.
Nancy M. Better, President, has been a Greenwich Library trustee since 2002. She currently serves as a Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich and is a Trustee of The Brunswick School. Better is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. Better said, "I have always loved libraries and I am honored to serve on the Greenwich Library Board. As a Trustee, I enjoy learning about the many ways in which the Library serves its constituents, and about the Library's vast collections."
Haley Rockwell Elmlinger, First Vice President, has been a Trustee since 2009. She has volunteered her time for Greenwich Academy, Friends of the Greenwich Library and the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is the co-founder of the Greenwich Women's Wealth Roundtable. She is owner and Chief Executive Officer of Chronogram Corporation. Prior to that, she held various finance and planning roles with PepsiCo, Inc., including division CFO for PepsiCo Sales, Vice President of Customer Strategy, and Vice President of Strategic Planning for International Beverages. Elmlinger said, "I grew up in Greenwich and spent many afternoons at Greenwich Library, and as an adult, I use the Library all the time with my children and also in my business. It was a great facility back then - it is even greater now and it is an honor to be able to give back to this great local institution."
Linda G. Ortwein, Second Vice President, has been a Trustee since 2009. She volunteers her time with REACH Prep, Middlebury College and Boston College, and serves as a Trustee of the Ratshesky Foundation. She is the Assistant Director, College Counseling for Greenwich Education Group, and prior to that, was Regional Director of the Strategy practice with Kurt Salmon Associates.
Brian C. Pennington, Treasurer, has been a Trustee since 2008. He has volunteered his time with First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, Rock Ridge Association, Baylor University and Habitat for Humanity. He is currently Director of Risk & Quantitative Resources for GoldenTree Asset Management in New York City. Prior to joining GoldenTree, Pennington was co-founder and Managing Partner of Rock Ridge Advisors, LLC. Pennington said, "I believe that the public library system is crucial in providing free access to materials and programs to enhance the ability to read and learn. This access not only helps to engender a love of reading and learning, but is of primary importance in providing people of limited resources the opportunity to advance themselves."
Robert Glanville, Assistant Treasurer, has been a Trustee since 2010. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Waterside School, and is a volunteer coach for hockey, basketball, soccer, football and baseball. He is founder and partner of Pine Brook Road Partners, a growth private equity firm. Glanville has a long family history of supporting libraries. He said, "My parents were strong supporters of their hometown library and I learned early the importance of equal access to education and information."
Mary Jacobson, Secretary, has been a Trustee since 2007. She currently serves as an RTM representative for District 7 and Secretary of RTM Education Committee. She was Chairman of the Friends of the Greenwich Library-Board Member and an Advisory Board Member for the Women's Health Initiative at Greenwich Hospital. She is a member of Hortulus Garden Club. She was a counselor and administrator in the Mamaroneck Public Schools for many years. Jacobson said, "I love the Library. It is an honor to serve this institution which does so much for the Greenwich community."
Andrew J. Pitts, Member at Large, has been a Trustee since 2006. He has volunteered his time for the Second Congregational Church and Middlesex School. He is a Corporate Partner in Cravath, Swaine and Moore, LLP. Pitts said, "Knowledge is the foundation of the future of our society. The Library provides the opportunity for all people in the Greenwich community to cultivate their intellectual development. It is a vital town resource that I am honored to support."
For more information, please contact Sarah Falvo in the Trustees' Development Office at (203) 622-7989.