CityCenter Danbury has named Betsy Paynter as the new executive director of the downtown development district. She has been economic and community development manager for the town of Brookfield for the past year. Before that, the Danbury native held the economic development job in Newtown. Paynter starts on August 1st and will report to the CityCenter Board of Commissioners. She was touted for her experience in relationship building, event planning, grant writing, small business development, creative management and marketing outreach. Paynter is credited with being a central player in Brookfield’s development of the new Town Center retail and residential development to revitalize the area known as the Four Corners. She takes over for PJ Prunty, who now leads the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce.