The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) unanimously elected Arnold DiLaura as Chair of the 24-member committee, succeeding Carina Drake. DiLaura has served on the Committee for more than 10 years, most recently as data director.
DiLaura said, “I am honored that the members of the DTC have chosen me for this position. I want to thank both Carina Drake and Angela Liptack for their excellent leadership, and would point to the results of our last election, in which the Democratic candidates won every race.”
Now semi-retired, DiLaura is affiliated as Managing Director with AUA Capital Management. He was previously a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Cenario Capital Management, now QFS Asset Management LP. His prior work includes development and implementation of new quantitative investment strategies at Dresdner Kleinwort in Tokyo, Japan; Millennium Partners; and Volaris (later CSFB-Volaris) in New York City.
Earlier in his career, DiLaura held several positions in defense and national security. He was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship, and his work has been honored by the Military Operations Research Society. In 1986, he published a research article “Preventing Terrorism,” which foreshadowed many of today’s counter-terrorism strategies.
DiLaura, a graduate of Syracuse University, holds an MA in International Economics and Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. DiLaura, his wife, Jennifer and their daughter, Ariana, have lived in Ridgefield since 2009.
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