The Friends of the Greenwich Library Elect New Officers

FOGL Board left to right: Linda Gordon, Vice Chairman; Hilary Martin Lea, Chairman; Anne Shafqat, Recording Secretary. (Not pictured Kathleen Gribbon Link, Treasurer). Contributed photo

The Friends of the Greenwich Library elected three new officers to serve on the Executive Committee at their annual meeting in May. Hilary Martin Lea, Chairman; Linda Gordon, Vice Chairman; and Kathleen Gribbon Link, Treasurer, will serve two-year terms. Anne Shafqat will continue to serve as Recording Secretary.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome such a dedicated group of new officers to the Executive Committee. The Friends devote significant time and energy into supporting the mission of the Library to enrich the lives of the community. We look forward to their contributions to help shape the future of the Library,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Library Director.

Hilary Martin Lea (Chairman) is the principal founder of Hilary Martin Lea Project Management, providing construction management and interior design services. A Greenwich native, she attended Greenwich Country Day School and Greenwich Academy, and went on to earn an AB from Wellesley College and MS from Columbia University. Ms. Lea has served on the board of the Junior League of Greenwich and the vestry of Christ Church Greenwich. As a teenager in the 1970s, Ms. Lea worked as a periodical aide at Greenwich Library and is thrilled that “life has come full circle and brought me back to the Library again,” she said of serving on the Friends of Greenwich Library Executive Committee.

Linda Gordon (Vice Chairman) is an active volunteer in the Greenwich community. Along with her husband, Mrs. Gordon raised her two sons in Chappaqua, NY, where she worked in the independent bookstore, The Second Story, for 27 years, until the store closed. Since moving to Greenwich 13 years ago, she has volunteered her time, most recently working with the Greenwich United Way Reading Champions program, tutoring students at Julian Curtiss School to improve reading fluency and confidence. Of serving on the Friends of Greenwich Library Executive Committee, she said, “I look forward to supporting the Friends and continuing to share my love of books.”

Kathleen Gribbon Link (Treasurer) is a longtime Greenwich resident. During her more than 30-year career, Mrs. Link worked in global asset management at UBS, the investment bank and financial services firm. She received a BBA in finance from Pace University. Now retired, Mrs. Link “is looking forward to working with the Friends of Greenwich Library Executive Committee.”

For more information about the Friends of the Greenwich Library Executive Committee, please contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.