The first in the DCA's executive speaker series Thursday night is still on.  All events include a 7 p.m. reception, and 7:45 p.m. presentation.

This series will spotlight some Darien residents who are also some of the most successful leaders and innovators in their respective fields. Presenting partners include GE Capital Aviation Services, Ed and Penny Glassmeyer and the Darien Police Department.

Ticket prices include a reception with wine from JetBlue’s Mint premium travel experience, which features some of America’s best boutique wines.

Robin Hayes: president and chief executive officer, JetBlue Airways Corporation

Thursday, March 8

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 1000 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, chief media and business officer, National Football League

Thursday, April 19

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, founder and chairman, Remedy Partners; managing director, EW Healthcare Partners

Tuesday, May 15

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.

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 or