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Former Bluefish owner Mickey Herbert chosen to lead Bridgeport Regional Business Council

October 18, 2016 GMT

For the first time in nearly three decades, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council will have a new leader.

The BRBC board of directors on Monday approved a search committee’s recommendation to appoint Michael “Mickey” Herbert, a former Bridgeport Bluefish owner, as president and chief executive officer of the organization.

Current BRBC President Paul Timpanelli, who has served 28 years in that capacity, announced his intention to retire last year.

Herbert has served on the regional business group’s board for several years, including two years as chairman. Herbert has worked in the health care industry for many years. He founded Physicians Health Services in 1976, was president and CEO of ConnectiCare for four years and is a former executive vice president of EmblemHealth, according to his LinkedIn page.

He now owns his own consulting firm.

“(Herbert) brings to the presidency a wealth of corporate leadership and statewide business leadership experience having served as CEO for three different health care member organizations over the last 30 years,” wrote current board chairman Armando Goncalves, division president of Peoples United Bank, in an announcement sent out Tuesday morning. “Mickey’s breadth of organizational, management and statewide business leadership experience will serve him well as he takes on the role of the BRBC presidency.”

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