Mystic Seaport Elects Kenneth S. Siegel, J. Robert Mann, Jr., to Board of Trustees  

Mystic, Conn. (June 3, 2016) — Mystic Seaport announces today the election of Kenneth S. Siegel, J. Robert Mann, Jr., to its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Siegel is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in Stamford, CT.  He has been with Starwood since 2000.  He is a graduate of Cornell University, and has a J.D. from New York University, and is a member of the New York Bar.

Kenneth S. Siegel

Kenneth S. Siegel

Mr. Siegel has received multiple awards, including a Philanthropic Leadership award, an Employer of Choice award, and earlier this month, the Burton Foundation Legend in Law Award.  His board and non-profit service includes Sacred Heart University, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, International Tourism Partnership, and the Cancer Hope Network.

Mr. Siegel resides in Weston, CT with his wife, Dina, and their children, and they also have a home in Mystic.  Mr. Siegel has a strong interest in Mystic Seaport and a keen interest in education and maritime history.  He was elected to a three-year term.

J. Robert Mann, Jr.

J. Robert Mann, Jr.

Mr. Mann is the current chairman and former CEO of E-J Electric Installation Co., in Long Island City, NY, a successful multi-generational family company, and the oldest independent electrical contractor in the country. He is a Yale University honors graduate and received their meritorious service award, The Yale Medal.  He also has professional engineering licenses in multiple states.

Mr. Mann has had affiliations and leadership roles with the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, the International Yacht Restoration School, and the New York Yacht Club.   He has also made significant contributions to other organizations, including the Executive Board of Yale Science & Engineering Association, and as Past Chairman of the British-American Fulbright Foundation.

Mr. Mann resides in Mamaroneck, NY, with his wife, Barbara, and summers in Maine.  He is an active boater and has a strong interest in Mystic Seaport, particularly education programs and watercraft, and has been a member since 1990.  He was elected to a three-year term.

About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $26 for adults and $17 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.