Lounsbury House has announced the appointment of Suzanne Brennan as its new executive director. She will succeed Belinda Lasky, who stepped down on Nov. 9.

Brennan comes to Lounsbury House with extensive experience in both the business and non-profit communities, including Addessi Jewelers, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and Ridgefield Playhouse. In addition, Brennan is a current member of the Downtown Ridgefield Association Board of Directors, and a former board member and vice chair of Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and its Executive Committee.

“Lounsbury House is thrilled to find a new executive director with such strong non-profit business acumen, fund-raising experience and leadership skills,” said board Co-President Laura Brennan (no relation).

In her new role, Suzanne Brennan’s responsibilities will include day-to-day management of the House as well as strategic and financial leadership. She will also produce the House’s robust calendar of programming, which includes 20-30 annual community events, in addition to its private events.

“I’m honored to be joining the dedicated staff and board to help further the mission of Lounsbury House,” Brennan said. “For years, I have admired Lounsbury House, one of the crown jewels of Ridgefield. I’m excited for the opportunity to lead this celebrated organization and work closely with the staff, its trustees, and the entire Ridgefield community”.

For more information, visit lounsburyhouse.org or call 203-438–6962.