Anthony P. Rescigno
Anthony P. Rescigno has served as President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Regional Leadership Council since September 2000. With over 2,000 member companies, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has served the community for more than two centuries. The Chamber represents businesses and organizations in 15 cities and towns in south central Connecticut and is one of the area’s strong advocates for economic growth, bringing together businesses of all sizes to cooperate toward the goal of a higher quality of life for the region.
Prior to leading the Chamber, Mr. Rescigno served the town of North Haven as First Selectman from 1989–2000. In that capacity, Mr. Rescigno oversaw more than 200 employees and managed a $60 million town and education budget. He served as Chairman of the South Central Regional Council of Governments in 1994.
Mr. Rescigno’s involvement in the Greater New Haven business community spans four decades. From 1970 to 1989, he was associated with Plasticrete Corporation in Hamden, Connecticut. In 1978, along with 12 other employees, he purchased the company and changed its name to Plasticrete Block and Supply Corporation. He held numerous managerial positions including those responsible for Sales, the Plant and Transportation. In 1981, Mr. Rescigno created a new subsidiary, Plasticrete Distributors, and served as its President. This subsidiary specialized in warehousing and distributing building materials to contractors and retailers.
Mr. Rescigno currently chairs the statewide Metro Chamber. He also serves on the Regional Workforce Alliance, the Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Board of Directors of AAA Connecticut Motor Club, and the Regional Water Authority Policy Board. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater New Haven, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He chaired a fund-raising telethon for Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, as well as the Greater New Haven Pizza Fest, the Boy Scouts Annual Awards Dinner, and the 2007 New Haven Free Public Library Mardi Gras and 120th Birthday Party. Mr. Rescigno served as a member of the Board of Directors of Complete Business Solutions, Inc. (CBSI), formerly C.W. Costello, an information systems consulting firm.
Mr. Rescigno has received numerous awards. Among many others, noteworthy awards include: Clifford Beers “Friend of the Clinic” Award, 2001; University of New Haven “Distinguished Alumni Award”, 2001; the “Distinguished Citizen Award” by the North Haven Black Citizen’s Association, 2002; and the “Gold Ring Award” by the New Haven Boys’ and Girls’ Club Alumni Association, 2004. In 2003 he was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Business Hall of Fame.
Mr. Rescigno earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven in 1967. He and his wife Lynne reside in North Haven.