For Board of Finance: Danielle Dobin and Jeff Hammer

Board of Finance – Danielle Dobin and Jeff Hammer are running on a commitment to sound capital planning, support for Westport schools, improving transparency and communication with Westport residents, and enacting policies that attract and maintain Westport’s important commercial tax base.

Danielle Dobin is a multi-decade real estate investor and manager, who currently chairs Westport’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Her leadership at P&Z sparked a retail renaissance downtown, stewarded the conversion of obsolete office buildings to medical office facilities, diversified Westport’s housing stock, introduced outdoor dining to Westport and saw the Grand List grow to $11.3 Billion. Danielle serves on the Executive Board of the Staples Parents Music Association, volunteers with the Staples HS ‘We the People’ class, and served on the PTA Council, managing ArtSmart town-wide. She lives near Longshore with her husband Chris, their two teen boys, and her beloved dog. Danielle has a JD from Georgetown, an MA in RE Finance from NYU, and a BA from GW.

Jeff Hammer is a current member of the Board of Finance and a 35-year veteran of the financial world where he has acted as principal investor, investment banker, business builder, and entrepreneur. Jeff is currently the Global Co-Head of Secondaries for Manulife Investment Management. He also serves as the sole independent Trustee of the Westport Town Pension Investment Committee. He is also a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a Board Member of 59E59, an off-Broadway theater company. Jeff has lived in Westport since 2005 with his wife Heidi and their three children. Jeff has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Princeton University.