The Board of Trustees of The Montclair Foundation has welcomed longtime supporter Wade Layton and previous member Lissa Barrett to the board.

Layton recently retired after a 30-year career as a media and entertainment finance  banker, according to a Montclair Foundation press release. He has worked at the Bank of New York, GE Capital and most recently as Group Head of  CIT’s Media, Entertainment, Sports and Gaming division.

Layton has extensive experience in financing media businesses with an emphasis on content production and distribution, the release said. He served on the Board of Intrepid Pictures and spent several years as co-head of travel for Montclair United Soccer.

Barret has served as chair of the Van Vleck Board of Management, vice chair of The Montclair Foundation and treasurer of the Van Vleck House & Gardens Capital Campaign, according to the Montclair Foundation release.

She has also been a member of the board of the Parents Association of Montclair Kimberley Academy, president of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, treasurer of the United Way of North Essex, and treasurer and Finance Chair of the Garden Club of Montclair.

The Montclair Foundation’s spring grant cycle is now open to local nonprofit organizations to submit grant requests by March 1. Visit the Foundation's grant website for eligibility information and to apply.