United Way Board Member of the Month
Art Secondo – Vice President
Art built, managed and operated Connecticut’s first sports/lounge-Hall of Fame (1978 to 1992). He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Southington Observer and the recipient of two New England Press Association Awards. Art served on the Southington Town Council for 10 years. He authored numerous published articles pertaining to the history of Southington. Art served as Southington Chamber of Commerce President/CEO for 12 years. During that time he built the organization to the 6th largest in the state. Art was inducted into the Southington High School Alumni Wall of Honor in 2010 and into Southington Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. He was a columnist for two daily newspapers called, “Second Look”, Art has been a certified softball umpire from 1972 to present. In addition, Art served 16 consecutive years as recording secretary for Sons of Italy, and he was one of the three founders of the Southington Annual Italian Festival. Lastly, Art was a professional Bocce player throughout New England and he participated in the World Series in Atlantic City in 1995.
Annual Dinner Co-Chair
Mary Kate Kupstis