Thursday, December 20, 2012

Don't Miss These Connecticut Arts Connections

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary has appointed Palace Theater Marketing and Public Relations Officer Sheree Marcucci, right, as the city's representative on the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Board of Directors. During her three-year term, Marcucci will use her decades of professional experience to assist in crafting the Bureau’s marketing efforts, in addition to representing and promoting Waterbury’s tourism interests.

“I am happy to accept this appointment to the Board of the Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau and be a part of developing new tourism marketing initiatives that will drive economic development in our community,” Marcucci said.

The Western Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau represents 63 town throughout Connecticut and is dedicated to promoting leisure and travel to the region in keeping with the values of the individual communities it serves. For more information, visit
Hartford Stage is collecting donations for the Sandy Hook United Way Fund to support the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. Donations for the Sandy Hook United Way Fund can be made in the lobby during all remaining performances of A Christmas Carol.
Over at the Westport Country Playhouse, Adam Clemens of Westport and Carole Hochman of Manhattan have been elected members of the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse.

Clemens is a managing director of Portfolio Advisors and serves as a voting member of the firm’s investment committee. He joined Portfolio Advisors in 2010 and is primarily engaged in sourcing, evaluating, and recommending investment opportunities in private equity co-investments. Previously, he was co-founder and president of New York Life Capital Partners (NYLCAP), the captive manager of alternative assets for New York Life Insurance Company and third-party investors, the head of private equity and leveraged finance with New York Life’s Private Finance Group,and a vice president with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in the private placement department. Clemens has a BS degree from Georgetown University, an MBA degree from Columbia University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Hochman is chairman and chief creative officer of The Carole Hochman Design Group, headquartered in New York City. A designer and industry pioneer, Hochman has been designing intimate apparel for more than 30 years. She began her lingerie career by accident. While studying fashion design at Drexel University, she landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman in a department she’d given very little thought to before---lingerie. She learned the business and began working for a small New York-based intimate apparel design firm, now named Carole Hochman Designs. Hochman Design Group also owns OnGossamer and the licenses to several lingerie and sleepwear collections, including Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Jockey, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, and Nicole Miller.

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