OUR DEMOCRATIC ELECTED OFFICIALS

Selectperson Janet Stone McGuigan
About Janet

Janet moved to Greenwich with her family in 2006.  Since then, she has
immersed herself in the community, most recently as the newest member of the
Greenwich Board of Selectmen.  In that role she formally serves as the co-chair
of the Greenwich Sustainability Committee, liaison to the Energy Management
Advisory Committee and liaison to the Harbor Management Commission. 

        Prior to her election as Selectperson, she served on the Representative
Town Meeting (and as a Selectperson continues her service as an ex officio
member), the boards of the League of Women Voters, PTA Council and
Community Centers Inc, as a fund development committee chair and sustainer advisor for the Junior League,
co-president of the Greenwich High School Band Boosters and committee chair for BSA Troop 9. 

          She has degrees in civil engineering and economics from Cornell University and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. 

           Her professional experience includes working on environmental policy research for Resources for the Future, and on the mediation of federal regulatory negotiations for Resolve: Center for Dispute Resolution in Washington, DC, and writing white papers for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. 

           Janet resides in Old Greenwich with her husband, Peter, a Greenwich High School graduate, and their college student sons, Peter and James, also Greenwich High School graduates.

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Board of Estimate and Taxation
About the BET

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Leslie Moriarty

(Caucus Leader) is in her fourth term on the BET, serving on the Budget Committee.
She was a Board of Education member for eight years, with two years as Chair, as well as
a member of the RTM. Her community experience also includes serving as President
of the PTA Council and
Co-President of North Street School PTA. Professionally,
she was Group Vice President for W.R. Grace and VP of Business Development for Baker and Taylor. She holds
a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Laura Erickson

is in her second term on the
BET, serving on the Audit Committee. She is an experienced member of Town government, serving four years on the Board of Education including one year as Chair. As a member of the RTM for over 12 years, she served on the Finance and Health & Human Services Committees. Her past volunteerism also includes PTA Co-President of Greenwich High School and Riverside School. She is a current Board Member of United Way and Norwalk Community College Foundation. In her professional career, she was a banker in the technology sector. She holds a BA from Middlebury College.

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Miriam Kreuzer

is in her second term on the BET, serving on the Human Resources and Investment Advisory Committees. She was a member of the RTM, serving as the liaison to the Retirement Board. Her community volunteerism includes Greenwich Academy Parents Association Treasurer and ESL tutor for Family Centers. Professionally, Miriam was Goldman Sachs Executive Director Hedge Fund Strategies Global Macro Co-Head of Research. She holds a BA from Middlebury College.  

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David Weisbrod

is in his third term on the BET
and is a member of the Audit and Investment Advisory Committees. He was a member of the Greenwich Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals, serving as its Chair. Professionally, he was an executive at JP Morgan for 39 years including Risk Management Vice Chair and Exchange and Clearinghouse Steering Committee Chair. He holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University.

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Stephen Selbst

is in his first term on the BET has been an Old Greenwich resident since 1993. He is the

Co-Chair of the Restructuring and Finance Litigation practice at Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York. He was Co-President of Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center and Co-President of Board for Student Publications at the University of Michigan. He holds a BA and JD from the University of Michigan.

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Jeff Ramer

is in his eighth term on the BET and is member of its Budget Committee. He has a long history of community involvement serving as Board of Ethics Chair, Democratic Town Committee Chair, RTM member, President of the Riverside Association, PTA Co-President of Riverside School and Eastern Middle School, member of the United Way Board, member of the Greenwich Library Board, and GEMS volunteer. He practiced law for 37 years at Ramer & Ramer. He holds a BA from Franklin & Marshall College and a JD from Fordham Law.

Board of Education
About the BOE

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Kathleen Stowe

(Caucus Chair)

Executive Chair), Negotiations, Board of Estimate and Taxation, Parks and Recreation, RTM Education, GHS Student Government. Kathleen has an extensive background in finance and managing companies. She has three young children and has held various volunteer roles in their schools. She currently serves on the Board of the Northeast Greenwich Association, and volunteers as a Parks and Recreation coach. 

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Christina Downey

Policy Governance (Chair), Budget (Chair), Negotiations, CABE, PTAC, Alliance, GHS Vestibule Building. Former RTM member, Education Committee and liaison to New Lebanon Building Committee. PTA, Co-President Riverside School, PTAC Treasurer. Junior League. Riverside Association Board. Mentor, Greenwich Alliance for Education’s AVID program. Practiced law in NYC. BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD/MBA New York University.

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Karen Hirsh

Executive (Secretary), Policy Governance, District Curriculum, Strategic Plan, CES, GHS Student Government, Special Education Advisory. Past President, PTA Council. Board of Directors, Connecticut PTA. Former: PTA President, Glenville School PTA. Board of Directors, Greenwich YWCA. President, Greenwich Public School Honor Choir. School Rep for ALP, 2E. Previous work experience in marketing, public relations, and fundraising. BA Cornell University.

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Laura Kostin

Budget Committee, PTAC, DTAC

Current RTM Member serving second term from District 8. Budget Overview Committee Alternate. Former Secretary, North Street School PTA.Volunteer with Moms Demand Action. 20 years of professional experience in television news at CNBC, CNN Financial News, MSNBC. BA in Political Science, Drew University.