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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BE A PART OF FELO… Meet new contacts, have fun networking and expand your personal & professional development all while benefiting local high school student scholarships!

FELO, Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization, is a professional group within the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. FELO provides unique networking events, educational, social and philanthropic opportunities for like-minded professionals to engage and connect while enhancing professional skills.  Each event is an opportunity to meet other emerging leaders in a variety of fields from entry to management level.

FELO contributes a portion of the proceeds raised from member dues and events towards scholarships each year. In the past 3 years, FELO awarded $7,000 in scholarships to six local high school seniors majoring in business.


  • Discounted ticket price to 6 networking events per year, complimentary drink included.
  • Complimentary professional & personal development series in April & September.
  • Member introduction in quarterly newsletter.
  • Portion of your membership fee benefits local student scholarship funds.
  • Group networking volunteer opportunities with local organizations


June 6, 2018:                Boat Cruise in Greenwich Harbor – REGISTER HERE

FELO (One Year) Membership Fee: $50.00 per person. Come meet new people and be a part of something great! Membership is per individual.

If you would like to be part of this dynamic group, please contact the FELO Chairman, Ryan Santoro at (203) 988-9529 or Ryan.Santoro@gmail.com

Or click here to join today:  Join FELO button




Earth Day Fairfield Beach Clean-up – April 22, 2018
FELO will be cleaning up the Fairfield beaches as part of the town wide Earth Day celebration and then stay for a cookout after. All are welcome to join!  Contact Scott Nickel to get involved.

Check back for volunteer opportunities.


3/14/18       Two Roads Networking with NELE
1/31/18        3rd Birthday Celebration @ Grace O’Malley’s
12/13/17     Holiday Party and FELO After Party – Photos
10/25/17     Trademark Fairfield Networking Event – Photos
9/27/17        CEO Breakfast: Austin McChord of Datto – Photos
8/22/17        Black Rock Oyster Bar Networking Event
7/21/17        Boat Cruise @ Delamar Greenwich – Photos
4/26/17       Professional Develeopment:  LinkedIn & Building your Brand
4/26/17        New Chamber & FELO Member Reception – Photos
4/19/17        Professional Development: Rainmaking through Networking
3/21/17        Two Roads Brewery with NELE – Photos
1/24/17        2nd Birthday Celebration at The Castle on Post – Photos
12/6/16        Holiday Party at Fairfield Theatre Company – Photos
11/19/16      Volunteering at Operation Hope – Photos
10/19/16     CEO Breakfast: Brian Davis of Maritime Aquarium – Photos
8/18/16        Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill – PHOTOS
6/1/16          Boat Cruise @ Delamar Greenwich – PHOTOS
4/27/16       CEO Breakfast: Jack Mitchell – PHOTOS
3/22/16       Two Roads Brewery – PHOTOS
1/26/16       First Year Celebration: Taberna Tapas & Restaurant – PHOTOS
11/19/15    Speed Networking at the Quick Center for the Arts – PHOTOS
8/18/15       Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill – PHOTOS
6/9/15         Bridgeport Bluefish Ballpark – PHOTOS
5/19/15      The Courtyard @ Delamar Southport – PHOTOS
3/31/15      Two Roads Brewery – PHOTOS
1/20/15      Fairfield Theatre Company – PHOTOS


FELO wouldn’t be able to run without all of the amazing volunteers we have to organize upcoming events and networking opportunities for our members. If you would like to be a part of FELO’s planning committee, please contact FELO Chairman, Ryan Santoro at (203)988-9529 or Ryan.Santoro@gmail.com for details.

Thank you to all our FELO committee members:

Name Organization Phone Email Website
Ryan Santoro (Chair) 203-988-9529 Ryan.Santoro@gmail.com
Lindsay Smith (Vice Chair) Abbey Tent & Party Rentals 203-368-6111 lindsays@abbeytent.com www.abbeytent.com
Michelle Hennessey (Secretary) William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Relocation 203-255-1031 mhennessey@williampitt.com www.hennesseyhomesfairfieldct.com
Winni Paul (Event Coordinator) Winni Paul Consulting LLC 203-978-3687 info@winnipaul.com www.winnipaul.com
Amanda DeLorme (Marketing Coordinator) ALL Photography amandaldelorme@gmail.com
Ryan Pallathra (Membership Development Coordinator) Nutriscience Innovations LLC 203-913-0154 ryan@nutriscienceusa.com www.nutriscienceusa.com
Scott Nickel (Volunteer Coordinator) Morfe Behan Agency-Allstate 203-445-6029 scottnickel@allstate.com www.agents.allstate.com/ana-morfe-behan-fairfield-ct.html
Lori Jones (Committee Member) Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University 203-254-4190 ljones@fairfield.edu www.quickcenter.com
Christopher McCoy (Committee Member) RMR Wealth Builders 201-836-2460 cjmccoy@rmrwealth.com www.rmrwealth.com
Richard Sudock (Committee Member) MBI Company Group, LLC 860-402-5544 richard.sudock@mbi-ins.com www.mbi-ins.com
Charlie Rocco (Committee Member) Rocco & Associates Wealth Managment, Inc. 201-255-6022 charles.rocco@roccoandassociates.com www.roccoandassociates.com
Jacqueline Kosiba (Past Chair) Delamar West Hartford 203-307-4221 jkosiba@thedelamar.com www.delamarsouthport.com


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