ELECTION 2021: Meet the Candidate — Frank Bria, Board of Finance 2-Year Term

Bio

Frank Bria, a senior VP with Gen Re, has extensive legal experience, specializing in advising property and casualty executives and boards on strategic growth, designing new products, and potential business investments and risk transfer solutions.

Prior to Gen Re, Frank was an associate with Day Pitney, working on commercial disputes, federal securities class action lawsuits, white-collar criminal investigations, SEC enforcement actions, and internal investigations. He previously served as a federal law clerk after receiving his JD from Boston College Law School.

Having determined that Wilton was the ideal place to raise their children, Frank and his wife moved to Wilton in 2008. He has served on several nonprofit boards focused on the educational needs of underserved children.

Op-Ed

I’m Frank Bria and I am running for the Board of Finance. My wife, Lisa, and I moved to Wilton more than a decade ago. As a Connecticut native, Wilton had long been on my radar as a friendly and idyllic New England town with an excellent school district.

In the years since we arrived, we bought a lovely home, made many wonderful friends and welcomed two fun and active boys, Michael and William. On any given weekend, you can find us enjoying the Wilton Library, fly-fishing at Schenck’s Island, mountain biking on the NRVT or exploring our favorite nature spot, the Woodcock Nature Center. I’m proud of this town and passionate and dedicated to seeing it succeed.

My family and I deeply believe in service to our local community. Since moving back to Connecticut, I have served on several local nonprofit boards focused on closing the educational gaps for underserved children in Fairfield County. As an Eagle Scout, I am also honored to serve locally as an Eagle Scout advisor and Cub Scout den leader.

I will bring a unique and multi-faceted set of skills and experience to the Board of Finance. I have worked as a corporate attorney, nonprofit board member and business executive. I advise clients on raising capital, reducing risks and costs, and improving operational efficiency. In my previous role, I advised clients on complex financial transactions, regulatory investigations, complex litigation, compliance and regulatory programs, and financial disclosures.

Balancing the needs of our town while still being fiscally prudent is critical to ensuring we make the best decisions for Wilton. If elected to the Board of Finance, I will be a strong fiscal guardian who understands Wilton’s schools are a strategic asset. I will also use my vast legal and business experience to ask critical questions to ensure transparency and accountability in the budget process. Finally, you can count on me to support efforts to grow and diversify Wilton’s Grand List as I understand it’s vital to maintaining a competitive mill rate and improving our town infrastructure.

This election season, let’s build on our shared commitment to Wilton and work collaboratively and strategically to bring out the best in our town.

On Nov. 2, please come out and vote in support of Wilton, vote Bria!