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Race Equity Advisory Council

Today is my first official day as President and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH). I am proud to continue our 43-year legacy of strengthening the civic fabric of the Hartford region. It is an honor and privilege...

Discover for yourself: the best leaders are the best learners.

No matter your age, no matter how long you have lived in or around Hartford, there’s always a new perspective to be found to help our region grow. It’s the perspective we find when we gather face to face and, from our different viewpoints, focus on a common goal.

  • "Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program."

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "There’s nothing more satisfying than having your work be something that you’re passionate about and something that improves the community that you live in. That’s definitely one of my favorite parts of making the transition to nonprofit.”

    Tracie Cloutier
    Tracie Cloutier Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "Receiving classroom instruction at different nonprofit locations several each week, we were able to develop hands-on experience and practical knowledge. One of the most positive takeaways from my experience is seeing the passion the staff has for the mission of the organization"

    Mario J. Chiappetti
    Mario J. Chiappetti Encore!Hartford Fellow
  • "I loved getting to work on a community service project with my peers in the Common Ground program. People think teenagers aren't motivated to change the community — but look at us. Look what we have accomplished!"

    Glastonbury student (age 16)
    Glastonbury student (age 16)
  • "Common Ground really changed my life. I am friends with people I never would have met. They are now more than my friends: they are my family."

    East Hartford student (age 15)
    East Hartford student (age 15)
  • “The Summit program was wonderful. I enjoyed the thought-provoking discussions and am grateful for its contribution to my personal growth.”

    Michelle Zettergren
    Michelle Zettergren Executive Healthcare Leader, Business Developer, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • “I am grateful for all the thoughtfulness brought to Summit. We all trusted Leadership Greater Hartford to take us on a productive journey and you did just that.”

    Ed Klonoski
    Ed Klonoski President, Charter Oak State College
  • "It's been a wonderful process for us. We were able to secure four board members [through Leaders On Board]. It's a wonderful program any organization would want to take advantage of."

    Lorna Little
    Lorna Little Executive Director, St. Agnes Home
  • “I had the privilege of working with an incredibly diverse, talented, committed group of leaders who all came to Quest with different backgrounds, expectations, and leadership styles.”

    Maureen Caye
    Maureen Caye Associate Director, Underwriting National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
  • “The Quest program has allowed me to make valuable connections around the Greater Hartford region while enabling me to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of the task force helped to develop my skills as a community leader, while giving back and contributing to the growth of the city.”

    Kristyn Neal
    Kristyn Neal Realtor and Property Specialist at Executive Real Estate, Quest 2015
  • “By participating in the Hartford Encounter tours, Cigna employees have been able to connect with the community and see the impact that Cigna leaders are having to improve the neighborhoods around us. Being a part of the community is good business, for so many reasons.”

    David Figliuzzi
    David Figliuzzi Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna
  • "The entire Junior Achievement staff participated in a recent Hartford Encounters program and it was amazing.  We received a behind-the-scenes tour of the city and more than a half-dozen historical sites.  It was eye-opening, informative and fun. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking to learn more about the great city of Hartford."

    Jeremy Race
    Jeremy Race President & CEO, Junior Achievement
  • “Summer Nexus opened my eyes to the community around me and has given me a better understanding of myself. I can confidently say that I am not the same person I was when I started this program.”

    West Hartford student (age 17)
    West Hartford student (age 17)
  • "The Executive Orientation Program provided a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know other influential and passionate executives in the Hartford community and to build relationships that have extended beyond the program. The experience gave me up close and personal insights into the community."

    Susan Lane
    Susan Lane Director of Public Relations & Community Engagement, Hoffman Auto Group
  • "The Executive Orientation Program enabled me to develop a relationship with other city leaders who are looking to make an impact in their community, workplace, and personal growth. The program re-connected me with the "new" Hartford and all it has to offer."

    Bruce Bernier
    Bruce Bernier Director, Central Division Operations, Eversource Energy
  • "Summer Nexus helped me prepare for life. The lessons taught me a lot about college, but also about decision making and problem solving. Our community service project helped me to take the initiative and practice these skills."

    Avon student (age 16)
    Avon student (age 16)
  • “I learned what this city needs. The city has the equivalent potential to be as popular as Boston or NYC and has the people and leaders with the know-how to get there. And thanks to Leadership Greater Hartford, I’m proud to be a part of that process.”

    Tyler Wrenn
    Tyler Wrenn Sophomore, Trinity College
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“Combining passion and purpose is part of the key to effective leadership.” LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy, and Ted Carroll share their story with Greg Hammond and Scott Iles on Your Money Your Purpose, a new radio show airing Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 am on ESPN 97.9, and 10:30 am on News Radio 1140 AM/100.9 FM.

#YourMoneyYourPurpose #DoingMoreThatMatters Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors #LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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“Combining passion and purpose is part of the key to effective leadership.” LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy, and Ted Carroll share their story with Greg Hammond and Scott Iles on Your Money Your Purpose, a new radio show airing Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 am on ESPN 97.9, and 10:30 am on News Radio 1140 AM/100.9 FM.

#YourMoneyYourPurpose #DoingMoreThatMatters Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors #LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

We are proud to announce the formation of Leadership Greater Hartford's Race Equity Advisory Council.

This is the first initiative set in place by our new President & CEO, Chris Duffy.

“This group will serve as an external, objective source of ideas in regards to LGH’s internal practices and external program offerings relative to racial equity and inclusion. These volunteers will offer recommendations regarding adaptations to current and future leadership offerings to address systemic racial inequality."
- LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy

Read the full letter here: leadershipgh.org/2020/07/01/race-equity-advisory-council/

We welcome and thank our LGH Race Equity Advisory Council Members:

Tania Banks
Steve Borla
Aaliyah Campbell
Joel Cintron
Kendrick Constant
Sarah Cusick
Yahaira Escribano
Esaias Hayes
Krystina Jackson
Biota Macdonald
Monique Price-Taylor
Ronald Pierce
Joel Rivera
Devonn Smith
Brittney Yancy

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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We are proud to announce the formation of Leadership Greater Hartfords Race Equity Advisory Council.

This is the first initiative set in place by our new President & CEO, Chris Duffy.

“This group will serve as an external, objective source of ideas in regards to LGH’s internal practices and external program offerings relative to racial equity and inclusion. These volunteers will offer recommendations regarding adaptations to current and future leadership offerings to address systemic racial inequality.
- LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy

Read the full letter here: https://leadershipgh.org/2020/07/01/race-equity-advisory-council/

We welcome and thank our LGH Race Equity Advisory Council Members:

Tania Banks
Steve Borla
Aaliyah Campbell
Joel Cintron
Kendrick Constant
Sarah Cusick
Yahaira Escribano
Esaias Hayes
Krystina Jackson
Biota Macdonald
Monique Price-Taylor
Ronald Pierce
Joel Rivera
Devonn Smith
Brittney Yancy

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

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Congratulations Monique Taylor and Brittney Yancy!💕💚

This afternoon, our incoming President & CEO, Chris Duffy sat on a panel during a virtual Town Hall discussion with the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity. This discussion was titled, Raising Leaders: Removing Barriers to Self- Determination, Engagement, and Success for Black and Brown Children.

Watch the recording below:
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The celebration of the retirement of President & CEO, Ted Carroll continued today with a few last surprises!

The staff, board, and members of the Alumni Engagement Committee greeted Ted outside of the LGH office to wish him well while the West End Wizbangers played his favorite tunes.

Later, the group made their way to Bushnell Park to unveil the bench and tree that has been dedicated to Ted! The tree was planted in 1986, the year that he became President & CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford! Thank you to the Bushnell Park Foundation.

Ted's wife, Jane, presented him with a painting of tree so that he can admire its beauty all year long!

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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Team LGH really knows how to say farewell. First, last Tuesday's "Toast", now today's "Tree-bute." I am feeling incredibly loved, dear friends. Know that I love you back!

Congratulations Ted and kudos to whoever came up with the idea of the park bench and tree plaque. Perfect!

So fabulous! Once again, congratulations to Ted Carroll!!! My life is so much richer having had you to guide and mentor me. From the bottom of my heart - thank you!! All the best to you.

What a great addition to the celebration! And Jane, what a beautiful rendition of the tree!

What a great send off! Hope you find much time to sit in the shade of your tree Ted!

I am so glad the rain held off for this moment! Thanks be to God for Ted Carroll!

Congratulations to Ted!

Congratulations Ted. Well deserved. Happy Retirement.

Congrats Ted Carroll!! Well deserved. Enjoy your retirement!

Awesome👍. Congratulations 🎉🎉

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations 🎉 What a wonderful way to end a legendary career! Best wishes in your retirement

Happy Retirement Ted

Happy Retirement Ted!!!

Perfect!

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“Combining passion and purpose is part of the key to effective leadership.” LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy, and Ted Carroll share their story with Greg Hammond and Scott Iles on Your Money Your Purpose, a new radio show airing Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 am on ESPN 97.9, and 10:30 am on News Radio 1140 AM/100.9 FM.

#YourMoneyYourPurpose #DoingMoreThatMatters Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors #LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

“Combining passion and purpose is part of the key to effective leadership.” LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy, and Ted Carroll share their story with Greg Hammond and Scott Iles on Your Money Your Purpose, a new radio show airing Saturday, July 4 at 7:30 am on ESPN 97.9, and 10:30 am on News Radio 1140 AM/100.9 FM.

#YourMoneyYourPurpose #DoingMoreThatMatters Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors #LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

We are proud to announce the formation of Leadership Greater Hartford's Race Equity Advisory Council.

This is the first initiative set in place by our new President & CEO, Chris Duffy.

“This group will serve as an external, objective source of ideas in regards to LGH’s internal practices and external program offerings relative to racial equity and inclusion. These volunteers will offer recommendations regarding adaptations to current and future leadership offerings to address systemic racial inequality."
- LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy

Read the full letter here: leadershipgh.org/2020/07/01/race-equity-advisory-council/

We welcome and thank our LGH Race Equity Advisory Council Members:

Tania Banks
Steve Borla
Aaliyah Campbell
Joel Cintron
Kendrick Constant
Sarah Cusick
Yahaira Escribano
Esaias Hayes
Krystina Jackson
Biota Macdonald
Monique Price-Taylor
Ronald Pierce
Joel Rivera
Devonn Smith
Brittney Yancy

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

We are proud to announce the formation of Leadership Greater Hartfords Race Equity Advisory Council.

This is the first initiative set in place by our new President & CEO, Chris Duffy.

“This group will serve as an external, objective source of ideas in regards to LGH’s internal practices and external program offerings relative to racial equity and inclusion. These volunteers will offer recommendations regarding adaptations to current and future leadership offerings to address systemic racial inequality.
- LGH President & CEO, Chris Duffy

Read the full letter here: https://leadershipgh.org/2020/07/01/race-equity-advisory-council/

We welcome and thank our LGH Race Equity Advisory Council Members:

Tania Banks
Steve Borla
Aaliyah Campbell
Joel Cintron
Kendrick Constant
Sarah Cusick
Yahaira Escribano
Esaias Hayes
Krystina Jackson
Biota Macdonald
Monique Price-Taylor
Ronald Pierce
Joel Rivera
Devonn Smith
Brittney Yancy

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Comment on Facebook We are proud to ...

Congratulations Monique Taylor and Brittney Yancy!💕💚

This afternoon, our incoming President & CEO, Chris Duffy sat on a panel during a virtual Town Hall discussion with the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity. This discussion was titled, Raising Leaders: Removing Barriers to Self- Determination, Engagement, and Success for Black and Brown Children.

Watch the recording below:
... See MoreSee Less

The celebration of the retirement of President & CEO, Ted Carroll continued today with a few last surprises!

The staff, board, and members of the Alumni Engagement Committee greeted Ted outside of the LGH office to wish him well while the West End Wizbangers played his favorite tunes.

Later, the group made their way to Bushnell Park to unveil the bench and tree that has been dedicated to Ted! The tree was planted in 1986, the year that he became President & CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford! Thank you to the Bushnell Park Foundation.

Ted's wife, Jane, presented him with a painting of tree so that he can admire its beauty all year long!

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook 49500585333_10157459525210334

Team LGH really knows how to say farewell. First, last Tuesday's "Toast", now today's "Tree-bute." I am feeling incredibly loved, dear friends. Know that I love you back!

Congratulations Ted and kudos to whoever came up with the idea of the park bench and tree plaque. Perfect!

So fabulous! Once again, congratulations to Ted Carroll!!! My life is so much richer having had you to guide and mentor me. From the bottom of my heart - thank you!! All the best to you.

What a great addition to the celebration! And Jane, what a beautiful rendition of the tree!

What a great send off! Hope you find much time to sit in the shade of your tree Ted!

I am so glad the rain held off for this moment! Thanks be to God for Ted Carroll!

Congratulations to Ted!

Congratulations Ted. Well deserved. Happy Retirement.

Congrats Ted Carroll!! Well deserved. Enjoy your retirement!

Awesome👍. Congratulations 🎉🎉

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations 🎉 What a wonderful way to end a legendary career! Best wishes in your retirement

Happy Retirement Ted

Happy Retirement Ted!!!

Perfect!

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