Speakers in DCA Series include JetBlue CEO, Oxford Health Founder, NFL Exec

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Three executives of major companies who happen to live in Darien are speaking as part of a monthly series organized by the Darien Community Association.

The “Darien Neighbors, Global Players” series takes place once a month on Tuesday evenings in March, April and May, and tickets are now on sale.

From the DCA announcement:

This series will spotlight some of our very own local residents. You may know them as friends or neighbors — but they are also some of the most successful leaders and innovators in their respective fields.

They will discuss issues and trends in their industry, share insights about their company, and what they have learned in their business careers.

Ticket prices include a reception with wine from JetBlue’s Mint premium travel experience, which features some of America’s best boutique wines. Attendees will have the opportunity to win special items to benefit the nonprofit mission of the DCA.

Robin Hayes:
President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways
Robin Hayes CEO JetBlue Airways 18-02-07

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Robin Hayes: president and chief executive officer, JetBlue Airways

Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m., reception; 7:45 p.m., presentation

JetBlue is one of the world’s most acclaimed airlines, recognized for its award-winning product and customer service, and as one of America’s best places to work.

Averaging 1,000 flights a day, it carries more than 38 million customers a year. Robin Hayes joined JetBlue in 2008, after a wide-ranging 19 year career with British Airways. He was appointed as JetBlue’s third CEO in 2015.

Brian Rolapp:
National Football League Media & Business Officer
Brian Rolapp NFL chief media and business officer

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Brian Rolapp, chief media and business officer, National Football League

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., reception; 7:45 p.m., presentation

Brian Rolapp oversees all of the NFL’s Media businesses, including broadcasting, NFL Network, NFL Films and NFL Digital Media.

He also leads the development, negotiation and implementation of strategy of the NFL’s content rights, including television contracts and digital media rights, and is one of the chief advisors for NFL clubs on various media issues.

Steve Wiggins:
EW Healthcare Partners, Founded Remedy Partners, Oxford Health
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Steve Wiggins

Founder and chairman, Remedy Partners; managing director, EW Healthcare Partners, will speak Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m., reception; 7:45 p.m., presentation.

Steve Wiggins has over 30 years of experience launching and managing healthcare companies, and has founded seven healthcare companies including Oxford Health Plans, which grew into a Fortune 300 company under his leadership.

Oxford, along with four of his other start-ups, began in Darien. His businesses span information technology, advanced analytics, health insurance and specialty pharmaceuticals.

If You’re Going …

Series tickets for all three speakers are $80 for DCA members and $120 for the public.

Purchase series tickets by March 6. Single speaker tickets are $30 for DCA members and $45 for the public.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended for single speaker tickets. Buy online at dariendca.org or through the DCA office. If you are trying to purchase your tickets after 3 p.m. on the day of the event, please purchase your tickets at the door.

For further information contact the DCA at info@dariendca.org or call 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Thank you to our presenting partners: GE Capital Aviation Services, Ed and Penny Glassmeyer and the Darien Police Department.

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