Tom Butterworth, Town Council

Tom Butterworth moved to New Canaan in 1983 to join the Rowayton office of Hewitt Associates. As a Hewitt partner, he helped Fortune 500 companies develop legal strategies for their employee benefit plans. He developed that expertise while practicing law with Skadden, Arps in New York City and later with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC. After retiring from Hewitt, he became a financial planner and principal with HTG Investment Advisors in New Canaan, then fully retired in 2006.

Tom has appeared in dozens of plays and musicals with the Town Players of New Canaan and several other theatres in the area. He served on the Town Players Board, and has directed several TPNC productions. Tom directed and appeared in the 2017 Gridiron Show.

He has served as Chairman of the Norwalk/Westport/Wilton Red Cross Chapter, and President of New Canaan’s youth football program. He is a member of the Rotary Club. For the past three years, he and his wife Libby hosted the New Canaan Beautification League’s assembly of the town’s hanging flower baskets, of which there are 217 this year.

Tom and Libby restored the “oldest house in New Canaan,” at 453 Carter Street, for which they have been recognized by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance and New Canaan Historical Society. Their home was featured on the Newcomers’ Holiday House Tour.

Each of their five children attended New Canaan’s Public Schools.

Tom became an avid follower of public policy while advising clients on government relations. His interest in local government blossomed in forums hosted by the New Canaan Advertiser and His letters to the editor have appeared in both publications.

Tom received a B.A. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1968, and a J.D. from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1977. He successfully completed the Certified Financial Planner program at Fairfield University, and passed the CFP exam in 2005.