Peter Tesei Roast to benefit American Cancer Society

Peter Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman, fifth generation resident, community volunteer and champion will be roasted by his friends and colleagues at the American Cancer Society’s annual “Local Philanthropist Roast” benefiting the American Cancer Society and their cancer research program Thursday, Oct. 13, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich. Dinner and roast begin at 7 p.m.

Special guests include Roast Master Scott Mitchell of Richard’s of Greenwich and Roasters: Susie Baker, Gary Dell’Abate, Joseph Siciliano, and Steve Walko.

Volunteer chairpersons are Steve Folb of Catherine Cleare Interiors (Westport) and FJ Mercede of Frank Mercede & Sons (Stamford). Executive committee members include Megan Couch of Weston, Greg Durkin of Stamford Office Furniture, Barbara Heins from the Greenwich First Selectman’s Office, and Joseph Siciliano of the Town of Greenwich.

For more information, visit or email Aubrey Keely at [email protected]

About Peter Tesei

Peter J. Tesei was elected First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut in November of 2007. Prior to serving as First Selectman, Peter worked in the financial services sector for close to twenty years, serving as a Vice President of the Wealth Management Group of BNY/Mellon. As a volunteer, Peter Tesei served the Town of Greenwich on the Board of Estimate and Taxation for 10 years, 1998 -2007, serving as Chairman for six years. Peter has served as a Board member of the United Way of Greenwich, American Red Cross Greenwich Chapter and is currently a member of the Board of the Greenwich Council of Boy Scout’s America, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, American Red Cross Metro CT/NY and serves on the Advisory Boards of The Breast Cancer Alliance and Community Centers Inc. Peter is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and is a 5th generation Greenwich resident. He and his wife, Jill are the proud parents of a daughter, Caroline and a son, James; both attend the Greenwich Public Schools.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

FJ Mercede, Megan Couch, Peter Tesei, Steve Folb, and Greg Durkin

FJ Mercede, Megan Couch, Peter Tesei, Steve Folb, and Greg Durkin

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