Partners Named to Arts Boards

Published on October 28th, 2013

Two Centerbrook partners recently were named to the boards of leading cultural institutions in Connecticut. Jefferson B. Riley, FAIA, is serving a three-year term on the board of trustees of Goodspeed Musicals, and Mark Simon, FAIA, is now a trustee of Long Wharf Theatre. Simon also was appointed in July to the Executive Board of Advisors of Long Island University’s Post College of Management.

The firm’s two other partners also are members of arts or institutional boards. Chad Floyd, FAIA, is a trustee of both the Florence Griswold Museum and the Connecticut River Museum. James Childress, FAIA, is the chairman elect of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Design. He spent the last two years as its Communications Coordinator.

The Goodspeed produces three musicals a season at the historic Opera House in East Haddam, and it also develops new musicals at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. Nineteen Goodspeed shows have gone on to Broadway.

Founded in 1965, the Long Wharf Theatre has created a unique home in New Haven for theatre-goers as well as artists from around the world. It is well known as one of America’s premier regional theaters. More than 30 of its productions have gone on to Broadway or Off-Broadway.

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme has an extensive collection of American Impressionist art, primarily from members of the renowned Lyme Art Colony who spent summers there in the early twentieth century. The Connecticut River Museum in Essex is dedicated preserving the history of the river and its communities.