The Cheshire Education Board of Directors unanimously elected Derek Gromko as vice-chair at its November meeting. Gromko has been a member of the board for three years, and is the owner of the Gromko Insurance Agency in Cheshire.

CEF board chair Jane Leukart congratulated Gromko saying, “Derek’s enthusiasm and dedication to the Cheshire Education Foundation and to the students of the Cheshire Public Schools are apparent in all he does. The future of the foundation is in good hands with Derek as our vice chair.”

Derek Gromko has been a Cheshire resident since 2005. He and his wife Jill are the parents of twin daughters, Taylor and Reagan, who are juniors at Cheshire High School. On assuming the role of vice-chair of the Cheshire Education Foundation Gromko said, “I am honored to be part of such a generous organization that has provided more than a million dollars in grant and scholarship funds over the past 24 years. Thanks to its fundraising efforts, the foundation has helped the Cheshire Public Schools become one of the finest educational systems in the country.“

Derek Gromko also serves on the Cheshire School/Business Partnership Council and the Cheshire Economic Development Commission. He previously was chairman of the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce. “As we move into 2020,” said Gromko, “I am excited to find new ways to enhance our students’ experience while supporting their visions for postsecondary education.”