January 14, 2006
Media Contact: Michelle Wade
NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 14, 2006 – During the annual meeting of the United Way of Greater New Haven’s Board of Directors, Mr. Thomas J. Sansone, Administrative Partner, Carmody & Torrance was named Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Sansone has been on the United Way Board of Directors since 1998, serving as its Secretary, Vice Chair and now Chair. In addition, he has functioned as Chair of the Community Compass partnership, a diverse group of 30+ civic, philanthropic and corporate entities whose mission is to utilize demographic data to identify the most critical needs of the region, and to develop effective strategies for responding to those needs.
Sansone received his undergraduate degree from the Boston University College of Liberal Arts in 1982 and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1985. Following graduation, he joined the law firm of Carmody & Torrance LLP and worked for 10 years in the firm's main office in Waterbury. In 1995, he relocated his practice to the firm's New Haven office where he serves as its Administrative Partner. His practice is concentrated in civil litigation, with emphasis on commercial and construction litigation. He is a member of the American, Connecticut and New Haven County bar associations, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association since 1994.
Tom is an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Bethany, where he currently chairs a committee that is working closely with a Kenyan nonprofit that is building a residential school for AIDS orphans in the rural western province of Nambale.
Sansone and his wife have lived in Bethany since 1992.
Additionally, during the annual board meeting, the following Officers and Directors were named:
Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors – Anthony Santore, CPA, Beers, Hammerman & Co., P.C. (North Haven resident)
Assistant Secretary – Hart D. Caparulo, United Way of Greater New Haven (Orange resident)
Vice Chairs – Judith Dozier Hackman, Yale University (Bethany resident)
Robert J. Lyons, The Bilco Company (Guilford resident)
Alfred E. Smith, Jr., Murtha Cullina LLP (Woodbridge resident)
Directors - Barbara Pearce, H. Pearce Company Realtors (Guildford resident)
Mary Lee Weber, WTNH News Channel 8 (Branford resident) Pat Kaplan, New Haven Legal Assistance (Branford resident)
George B. Clarke, Clarke’s Clean Control
Donald R. Kehoe, Knights of Columbus (Cheshire resident)
Lawanda Leslie, United Illuminating Company
Dr. James Lewis III, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence and the Yale Child Study
Patricia Sue Fitzsimmons, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Cheryl Saloom, Area Cooperative Educational Services (North Haven resident)
Alfred Smith, Murtha Cullina LLP (Woodbridge resident)
Mary Taylor, CuraGen Corporation (Guilford resident