Larry Power, Barbara Spiegel, Vincent Inconiglios Join Community Foundation Board of Directors

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

Barbara Spiegel of Norfolk, Larry Power of Lakeville and Vincent Inconiglios of Falls Village have been named to the board of directors of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to 20 towns in Litchfield County.

Larry Power led the highly successful, award-winning New York City Public Relations Firm McGrath Power Associates for more than 30 years, working with companies including American Express, Ben & Jerry’s, Conde Nast, Phillips Petroleum’s Fiber Division, and Reebok, and establishing subsidiary firm, McGrath Power West, in Silicon Valley to provide on-sight support for tech clients.

While in New York, Mr. Power was an active member of the Public Relations Society of America, and served on the Board of The Theatre Wing of The Museum of the City of New York, and he mentored students living in under-privileged areas.

A resident of Northwest Connecticut for more than 40 years, Mr. Power served as president of The Sharon Land Trust for 17 years, revitalizing the organization and reshaping its vision. He created an endowment, and through state and federal grants and local funders, worked to preserve more than 3,000 acres through direct purchases, easements and gifts, including working with the Salisbury Land Trust to preserve much-loved Twin Oaks Field.

Mr. Power served on the Sharon Planning & Zoning Board, where he was instrumental in producing a town plan for growth and development. He currently serves on the vestry of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia, New York..

Barbara Spiegel served as the executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Project for more than two decades, tirelessly advocating for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Prior to that, she practiced law; taught at Northwestern Connecticut Community College; and led outdoor adventure program

ming at Minnesota Outward bound and the Connecticut Wilderness School. Ms. Spiegel was awarded the Rotary Paul Harris award and the Litchfield County Liberty Bell Award. She was named Woman of the Year by both the Register Citizen Person and the United Way Women’s Initiative.

Ms. Spiegel is a past president of the Torrington Rotary and led a Rotary Group Study Exchange to Nepal. She currently serves as president of the Norfolk Library Board of Trustees and is an Emergency Medical Responder with the Norfolk Volunteer Ambulance.  She holds a BA in Psychology, a MA in Counseling, and a JD.

Vincent Inconiglios’s fine art has been recognized in regional and national exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Miami University, where he was an undergraduate fellow. After completing graduate studies with artist Richard Anuszkiewicz, he was artist-in-residence at the Dayton Art Institute, where he opened his studio for dialogue with students and faculty.

Mr. Inconiglios’s first solo exhibition in New York was held in SoHo in 1972. He was a featured artist of “10 Downtown” in the 1970s. Noted by Barbara Rose in New York Magazine, reviewed in Art Forum and seen in the New York Times, his work is in private and public collections, including Chase Manhattan Bank, The Norton Simon Collection and AT&T.

Throughout his career, Mr. Inconiglios has produced work in a broad range of mediums. Recent exhibitions include “Paintings from the Donut Series” and a show of major collage works, “The Gansevoort Girls.”

In addition to his fine art practice, Mr. Inconiglios has had a parallel career in creative design and communications. He is president of Apptex International, a creative consultancy firm whose clients have included The Nielsen Company, Esteé Lauder Companies, Philips Electronics, The National Audubon Society, ISG, Avon, JP Morgan and Fairchild Publications. In the 1980s he served as president and COO of Bobbin International that produced one of the world’s largest technology trade shows serving the apparel and textile industries. He was also president and publisher of American Fabrics & Fashion magazine and the creator of several publications for Women’s Wear Daily. In 2005, Mr. Inconiglios worked with the president of MGM on Stage to develop an award winning coffee table book about Hollywood and Broadway.

Passionate about education, Mr. Inconiglios has taught and lectured in fine art studio classes and creative teaching engagements. He currently is working with the Winchendon School (located in Massachusetts) on the development of an innovative micro school in Brooklyn for high school students.

Mr. Inconiglios serves on the board of Wave Hill, New York’s 28 acre world-class public garden, education and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades. He is also active in his home communities of Falls Village, CT and the Meatpacking District in New York City.

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