RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce has a new leader: Jennifer Zinzi took over as the new executive director, effective Oct. 1.
In her role, Zinzi will continue her efforts in promoting Ridgefield businesses through networking, events and partnerships.
“The hiring committee was looking for someone with not only an exceptional business background, but who also really understands how special Ridgefield is," said Ridgefield Chamber Board Chair-Elect Christy Kinsman, who led the hiring committee. "We have found that person in Jennifer.”
Zinzi comes to the chamber with business knowledge and a passion for the Ridgefield community. She spent more than two decades in the banking industry, managing the Ridgefield offices of the former Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and Union Savings Bank.
While working in Ridgefield, Zinzi was involved with many organizations, including ROAR, Founders Hall and RVNA. She also was a member of the chamber's board of directors.
“I am thrilled to join the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce as executive director,” Zinzi said. “I grew to love Ridgefield when I worked here, and I am excited to be back again, working closely with the members and the community as a whole. The chamber plays an integral role in the vibrant business economy, and I look forward to supporting each and every one.
“I am excited to get to know all the wonderful business people in Ridgefield, and learn what we can do to support them."
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