Mystic, Conn. (February 10, 2016) – Mystic Seaport announced the election of Jay S. Benet to its Board of Trustees.
Benet is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc. in Hartford, CT. He has been with Travelers and affiliates since 1990. He is a graduate of Binghamton University, and has an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.
Benet has received multiple CFO of the Year awards in his field, and distinguished alumni awards from the University of Rochester and Binghamton University. He is chairman of the board of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, a trustee of the Goodspeed Opera House, and a member of the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club and the Stonington Country Club.
He resides in West Hartford with his wife, Jeanne, and they have three sons. They are active boaters and have been members of Mystic Seaport since 2001. Benet 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. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.