Friends of Greenwich Library elect new trustees

The Friends of Greenwich Library elected four new trustees to serve on the Greenwich Library Board at their annual meeting in May. Susan Alexander, Angelique Febles Bell, Nicole Hadley and Thomas Heagney will each serve three-year terms.

“We are thrilled to welcome such an extraordinarily talented group of new trustees to the Board. We believe they will make a valuable contribution to the Library’s future,” said Haley Rockwell Elmlinger, President of the Board of Trustees.

Susan S. Alexander

Susan S. Alexander

Susan S. Alexander has recently retired after 31 years as EVP and Global Head of Human Resources at Sotheby’s in New York and is on the board of the YMCA of Greater NYC. She holds a B.S., summa cum laude, from Indiana University School of Music and an MBA, summa cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati. When asked why she chose to serve as a Greenwich Library trustee, Ms. Alexander said, “Public libraries provide a passport to knowledge that is available to all. Like many first generation Americans, my mother learned English by visiting the library every week with her family. This started a multi-generational tradition in my family and some of my fondest memories are of my own weekly visits to the Greenwich Public Library with my twin boys. I am honored to support our library and the wide range of services it offers to our community.”

Angelique Febles Bell serves on the Executive Board of the Greenwich Leadership Council of Save the Children and has chaired several committees within the Parents Association at Brunswick School. She has used her publicity and communications background to benefit a multitude of community organizations. She received a B.A. in Journalism and English from New York University and previously worked as a publicist for Goodman Media International and as an Emmy-nominated Associate Producer for NBC News. When asked why she chose to serve as a Greenwich Library trustee, Ms. Febles Bell said, “I have loved libraries since before I was old enough to walk to the local branch by myself. In fact, I briefly worked for Greenwich Library’s public relations department focusing on social media. The evolution of libraries in this digital age has only increased their relevancy. I am honored to be serving on the board of Greenwich Library, the hub and heart of our town.”

NicoleHadleyNicole C. Hadley is an active volunteer at both Greenwich High School and Brunswick School and has been a Friends Board Member since 2007, holding the position of Outreach Chair. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta and an M.S. in Special Education from SUNY Albany and began her career in the Byram Hills Central School District in NY. When asked why she chose to serve as a Greenwich Library trustee, Ms. Hadley said, “I am honored to be asked to join this wonderful organization. The Greenwich Library is a valuable town resource. In addition to providing access to literary works and modern technology, the Greenwich Library has become an integral part in presenting and supporting various community programs. My work with the Outreach Program as given me the opportunity to see firsthand the impact this amazing place has on even our youngest citizens. I am grateful to have this opportunity to continue to support this institution.”

Thomas J. Heagney

Thomas J. Heagney

Thomas J. Heagney is a partner at Heagney, Lennon & Slane, LLP, and a long time volunteer and Board Member of Abilis and Greenwich Green & Clean. He has been heavily involved in land use, zoning and parks in the Town of Greenwich, and has served as a member of the Greenwich RTM, Board of Education and school building committees. He holds a B.A. from Drew University and a J.D. from New York Law School. When asked why he chose to serve as a Greenwich Library trustee, Mr. Heagney said, “Libraries are an important focal point and center of communities. They provide an opportunity for a personal and a community growth and an exchange of knowledge and information. I believe that it is critical that Greenwich Library continues to adapt to the needs of the communities and the individuals served in order to provide the most up to date information and knowledge.”

About Greenwich Library

The Greenwich Library system consists of the Main Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches. The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 1,400 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the community. Greenwich Library has a total circulation of about 1.5 million, the highest reported in Connecticut. Greenwich Library was recently named a five-star library by Library Journal for the sixth time. The Main Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. More information is available online at www.greenwichlibrary.org or by calling 203-622-7900.

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