Connecticut Historical Society welcomes new president, board members

May 21, 2015 · Press Releases
CHS President Bichop Nawrot

CHS President Bichop Nawrot

Hartford, Conn, May 20, 2015 – The Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) has elected Bichop Nawrot as president and Larry Mowell and Don Williams as board members for 2015-2016.

Bichop Nawrot, who is the first U.S. immigrant to serve as CHS’s president, has served on the CHS board for more than a decade, including positions as treasurer and chair of its finance committee. Co-founder of Capital Strategies in Bloomfield, Nawrot is an original member of the Registry of Financial Planning Practitioners and is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional, Certified Insurance Consultant, and a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Nawrot and his wife, Linda, have two children, and live in West Hartford.

CHS New Trustee Larry Molwell

CHS New Trustee Larry Molwell

A former newspaper reporter, Larry Mowell was an attorney for United Technologies Corporation from 1976 to 2008, and is currently the corporation’s real estate consultant. He has served as the Hartford Golf Club’s president, vice president, and as chair of its finance and nominating committees. Mowell is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Mowell serves on a number of Hartford-area non-profit organization boards, including Riverfront Recapture and the UCONN Law School Foundation. Larry was previously a CHS Trustee from 2003 – 2007. He resides in West Hartford with his wife Carle.

Don Williams is a resident of Brooklyn, Connecticut and served as a state senator for 21 years (1993 – 2014), the

CHS Trustee Donald Williams

CHS Trustee Donald Williams

last 10 of which were as President Pro Tempore. He is currently the deputy director of policy, research and reform for the Connecticut Education Association in Hartford. Don also served as director of development for the Connecticut Bar Association, First Selectman for the Town of Thompson, and was an attorney in private practice. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has served on the board of directors of numerous non-profits, primarily in the “quiet corner” of northeastern Connecticut. An avid history buff, in 2014 Williams published a biography of Prudence Crandall.

About the Connecticut Historical Society

A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations.

The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

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