Mr. Guinta is a life-long resident of Stamford. He attended the Stamford Public Schools and served as a combat soldier in World War II. After the war, he worked for Waldenbooks until his retirement in 1990 as a Senior Vice-President.
Charles A. Guinta was awarded the Citizen of the Year for his dedication to improving interfaith relations and the general welfare of the community through a variety of services. He was a trustee of the Ferguson Library; Director of the Stamford Partnership which allows corporate and civic leaders to collaborate on improving community life .