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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.


Executive Committee


Rob Flood

Vice President

Arthur Secondo


Joanne Fabrycki


Helen Archangelo

FoT Co-Chair

Joyce Jenkins

Nicole Roy

Project Specialist 

Lauren Johns

Annual Dinner Co-Chair

Mary Kate Kupstis


Cheryl Lounsbury

Appropriations Chair

Barbara Mackay


Gail Skrzypiec

Carol Udeen

David Zoni