David Director, President of CT Lighting Centers, Wins Visionary Leader Award

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The leader of New England’s largest family of lighting showrooms has been honored with an award from the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut for his community involvement.

David is being recognized for conceptualizing and funding a multi-year leadership program for Little Brothers and Little Sisters.

Connecticut Lighting Centers proudly announces that company president, David Director, has been awarded a Visionary Leader Award by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters (NBBBS). The honor was presented at the organization’s annual Children’s Champions Awards at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT.

Since 1972, Connecticut Lighting Centers has been guided by the philosophy that giving back to the community is not a choice, but a way of life. The Director family is devoted to supporting local organizations in Connecticut and beyond.

NBBBS is Connecticut’s largest volunteer mentoring network. When David Director was in college, he was an adult mentor. The Director family has continued this tradition over the years. His daughter Jenna was a Big Sister when she was a college student and David’s youngest son Brett is currently a mentor with Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“David is being recognized for conceptualizing and funding a multi-year leadership program for Little Brothers and Little Sisters,” said Andy Fleischmann, Nutmeg’s President and CEO. “This new program is called the Arthur Director Littles-To-Leaders Program and his named in honor of David’s father, the late Arthur Director – who was a legendary business leader, philanthropist and one of the founders of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. The program will recognize at least 4 Little Brothers and Sisters each year who will engage in a program involving outdoor adventures, experiential learning and leadership training. The ‘Littles’ in the program will be joined by their ‘Bigs’ for most of this great program.”

David Director has an accomplished history of service to his community. For his leadership and local commitment, David was the 2017 recipient of NBBBS’s Arthur Director Memorial Award. Additionally, he serves on several boards of directors, including Liberty Bank, Chair of the Rushford Foundation, the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, the Middlesex County Community Foundation and the Council of Business Partners.

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