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 2023 RTC-endorsed Candidates 

BOARD OF FINANCE

Neighbors you know.  Leadership you can trust.

H. Perry “Grub” Garvin III

Grub Garvin, a 5th-generation Old Lyme resident, attended and graduated from the Region 18 school system. A longtime distinguished public servant, he has served on the Board of Finance for 26 years and is completely familiar with Old Lyme finances and revenue details.

Career highlights:

  • Operator of-Hawks Nest Beach rental properties (third generation), a large, family-owned business in Old Lyme

 

Personal:

  • His children graduated from Region 18 schools and his grandchildren are attending our schools today.


BOARD OF FINANCE ALTERNATES

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Maria Corrao Marchant  (incumbent)

Maria has a strong background in finance, human resource, insurance management, and small business ownership.  Maria has been a BOF alternate since 2019.  She was a former top director of human resources in a Boston firm. For the past 20 years she has been self-employed in the healthcare insurance industry.

 

Other career highlights:

  • WBE, Women in Business Enterprise — current small business owner in state of Connecticut.

 

Education:

  • B.S., Human Resource and Sociology, University of Hartford

Personal:

Maria is a lifelong resident of Old Lyme and attended Region 18 schools. She resides with her husband Chris and their two daughters who attend Region 18 schools.

 

Civic contribution:

  • Former vice president and treasurer, Mile Creek Elementary School PTO

  • Current board member, Shoreline Soup Kitchen finance and nominating committee

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Matthew F. Olson (incumbent)

Matt has a finance and management background and has served our BOF as an alternate since 2019.  He is currently a senior director for Travelers Insurance in Hartford.

 

Other career highlights:

  • US Navy retired Commander in Naval Aviation (F/A-18 pilot)

  • Awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike Flight), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations.

Education:

  • B.A., Northwestern University

  • Executive MBA, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
     

Personal:

Matt and his wife Cindy have three children who graduated from Region 18 schools. They have lived in Old Lyme since 2009.

 

Civic contribution:

  • Old Lyme Board of Finance alternate since 2019

     

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