Ferdinand A. Messore known as Fred has been an active member of West Haven's business community for many years. Fred's interest in the progress of the city began when he was the Executive Director of the West Haven Economic Development Corporation from 2000 to 2006 where he worked on several projects that are ongoing to this day, including the $110,000,000 Regional Train Station which is under construction. He currently holds the dual position of Vice President/Development Specialist for Colonial Properties, Inc. and the Economic Development Director of the Town of Seymour. As a Commercial Realtor with Colonial Properties, he has sought to enhance West Haven's business community by facilitating the sale of buildings such as the “Historic Chuck's Steakhouse” and Car Tech on Boston Post Road, Knights of Columbus building on Center Street, and the former Matlaw building in Allingtown to Sabatino Truffles. One of the many projects that he is focused on today is representing the University of New Haven with the expansion and development of their campus. As a result of Fred's diligence, he received the 2011 Award for the Most Transactions Completed by the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors.
Fred's commitment to West Haven is apparent with his active involvement with the West Haven Chamber of Commerce for the past Twelve years and his nomination to the Executive Board of Directors this year. He stays additionally busy as the Vice President of the Paugusset Pool and Tennis Club and as a member of Amity Club, Holy Infant Church, Knights of Columbus, the PULSE group of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Being raised in West Haven where his family still resides and as a graduate of Notre Dame High School, he values the community and enjoys giving back. He continues to educate himself in many aspects of business and is a 2010 graduate of the Greater New Haven Leadership Center and 2011 Recipient to CCIM JW Levine Scholarship for CT. However, all of these accomplishments pale in comparison to the pride he exudes from being a full-time, single father to a wonderful daughter.