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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 4 years, FELO awarded $13,000 in scholarships to ten 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


January 28, 2020:  FELO 5th Birthday Bash at JB Percival – REGISTER HERE

February 21, 2020:   FELO CEO Speaker Series:  Simon Beaumont, Vice President & Treasurer, IBM  –  REGISTER HERE

February 28, 2020:  FELO Comedy Night at Fairfield Comedy Club – 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, Charlie Rocco at (203) 255.6022 or charles.rocco@monecoadvisors.com.

Or click here to join today:  Join FELO button




Check back for volunteer opportunities.


8/20/19      Networking at Boca Oyster Bar
4/9/19         Professional Development Series @ Quick Center for the Arts
3/25/19       Two Roads Networking Event & Birthday Celebration
12/11/18     Chamber & FELO Holiday Party at FTC
8/28/18       Trademark Fairfield Networking Event
6/19/18       CEO Speaker – Brad Hittle of Two Roads Brewery
3/14/18       Two Roads Networking with NELE – Photos
1/31/18        3rd Birthday Celebration @ Grace O’Malley’s – Photos
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, Charlie Rocco at (203) 255.6022 or charles.rocco@roccoandassociates.com for details.

Click here for FELO Member Listing

Thank you to all our FELO committee members:

Name Organization Phone Email Website
Charlie Rocco (Chair) Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, Inc. 201-255-6022 charles.rocco@roccoandassociates.com www.roccoandassociates.com
Zahya Beall (Vice-Chair) Edward Jones 203-255-22337 zahya.beall@edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com
Lindsay Smith (Past Chair) Abbey Tent & Party Rentals 203-368-6111 lindsays@abbeytent.com www.abbeytent.com
Kathleen Atkins (Event Coordinator) USI Insurance Services 203-520-1255 kathleen.atkins@usi.com www.usi.com
Trey Bickers (Philanthropy) Wiliam Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty-Southport Brokerage  434-989-0918 tbickers@wpsir.com  www.williampitt.com/agents/treybickers/
Jake Healy (Professional Development) Total Mortgage 203-783-5584 jhealy@totalmortgage.com www.totalmortgage.com/bankers/jake-healy
Michelle Hennessey (Membership) AFA Homes, William Raveis 917-449-6806 michelleh@afahomes.com www.afahomes.com
Jorge Jimenez (Committee Member) Citizens Bank 203-243-5743 jorge.jimenez@citizensbank.com www.citizensbank.com
Lori Jones (Committee Member) Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University 203-254-4190 ljones@fairfield.edu www.quickcenter.com
Lucas Seelig (Committee Member) 203-400-9551 Lucas.seelig@yahoo.com
Andrew Texeira (Committee Member) US Bank Private Wealth 917-579-2963 andrew.texeira@usbank.com mortgage.usbank.com/andrew-texeira-southport-ct


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