President & CEO

Community & Economic Development

Stamford, CT


Our client, Stamford Downtown Special Services District, is seeking a dynamic President and CEO who will bring vision and direction to this established and sophisticated $4.5MM business improvement district in Stamford, CT. Stamford Downtown is the vibrant regional city center home to over 60,000 daytime employees in 53 office buildings and over 12,000 residents. The Stamford DSSD creates and implements programs to improve the quality of the Downtown experience through significant outdoor operational initiatives and over 20 dynamic events.


The DSSD President will be tasked with bringing new and creative energy to attract residents and visitors to engage with the district. Reporting to a dedicated Board of Commissioners comprised primarily of property owners and retailers within the district’s boundaries, the President must be a skilled relationship builder and politically savvy influencer. The President will be responsible with supplementing the organization’s assessment revenue with fundraising and should have a background in fund development from both private and public sources.


For more information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Jen Campanaro, Vice President, at

Smith & Wilkinson