Board of Directors & Staff

The Darien Chamber is guided by a Board of Directors who are business leaders in the area and represent a cross-section of our chamber membership. We have two paid staff; an Executive Director and Business Manager.


Bill Jensen Darien Toy Box Chairman
David Wagner Sipstirs Vice Chairman
Malcolm Hall Aesthetic & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates of Darien, PC Nominating Chair
Gregg Soltesz Noble House Media Group Communications and Marketing
Maria Hernandez Hollow Tree Self Storage Secretary
Michele Gartland Rucci Law Group Governance Chair
Brian Moss Soaring Capital Treasurer
Carl Trautmann Communications and Marketing
OPEN Membership Chair


Kris Barker The Gardener's Center
Corrie Belardinelli Helen Ainson
Suzanne Brannan J. McLaughlin
Brian Ceglarski Merrill Lynch
Neenu Sharma ProYash Capital Management
Burhan Mohammad Bankwell
Ed Mantaring Danny's Cycles
Art Murphy DR Bank
Missy Radin William Raveis Real Estate
Arianne O'Donnell The Salt Cave of Darien
Libby Stowell Barrett Bookstore
Raya Ward Nielsen's Florist and Garden Shop
 Megan Palmer Rivera Palmer's Market
Kristina Gregory Cross Private Client Insurance

Welcome New 2023 BOARD MEMBERS

Brian Ceglarski, Merrill Lynch

Brian Ceglarski has been a lifelong Darien resident. Brian grew up in town, graduated from Darien High School in 2002 and now lives in town with his wife Ali and three young sons(Gus, Charlie, Hudson). Brian also works in town as he and his father manage a private wealth practice at Merrill Lynch. In addition to serving on the Chamber of Commerce, Brian is on the foundation board of Stamford Hospital. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and playing hockey & golf.

Brian Ceglarski
Senior Vice President
NMLS ID: 1446115

The Ceglarski Group
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
1020 Post Road Darien, CT 06820

O 203.662.5524 M 203.984.6032
WM 203.817.8509 F 203.635.4533

Megan Palmer Rivera, Palmer's Market

Megan is a part of the 5th generation of her family to own and operate Palmer's Market, their high-end gourmet grocery store located in Darien Connecticut. She grew up working alongside her mother and grandfather at the store and always dreamed of becoming a chef. After high school, Megan attended The Culinary Institute of America, where she received her Culinary Arts Degree. She went on to study at the CIA’s St. Helena Campus, where she graduated as Class Valedictorian, adding a Baking and Pastry Arts Degree to her resume.

She always knew she wanted to carry on the family legacy while also following her passion, so after graduating she moved back to Connecticut and opened Palmer’s Bakery in 2007. In 2011, Megan took over as Executive Chef, overseeing the production kitchen at the market, and, the following year, launched Palmer’s Catering & Events.

In 2018, Megan took over as Palmer's Managing Director. At the helm of a company that just celebrated 101 years in business, her main focus is on longevity and ensuring that Palmer's will be around to support 100 more years of customers, employees, and local non-profits & charities.

When Megan is not at work, she can be found spending time with her daughters, Rachael and Emma, and her husband, Will.

Palmer's Market


Neenu Sharma, ProYash Capital Management

Neenu has graduated with Masters in Political Science and Political Administration from the University of Chandigarh in India. She got married and thus started her life in America shortly after with the stranger at the time. Since then she has lived over 20 states and experienced more than she ever thought she would. She would contribute to whatever community she ended up in no matter what. Somewhere along the way she sent her husband back to school and found the time to raise two wonderful kids.

Since moving to Darien eight years ago, she has been a part of the YWCA, volunteered at P2P, contributed to the Tokeneke PTA, and is now on the Investment Panel of the Community Fund of Darien & special event's committee. She also takes time to be a part of At Home In Darien to take care of the seniors of our town. During her free time, she can be found hiking, cooking up some wonderful dishes, or spending time with family and friends.

ProYash Capital Management



Kesti Aysseh: Executive Director

Anne Fox: Business Manager

Office Hours: 9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, or by appointment.


*320 Boston Post Road Suite 180-169

Darien, CT 06820

*Please note, we have no office location. The Post Road address is for mailing purposes only.