One of our greatest assets is the shared willingness to solve problems and to chart a future course that reflects the best thinking and interests of all.

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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The Leadership Greater Hartford Board of Directors proudly announces Chris Duffy will succeed retiring president Ted Carroll at the beginning of July!

Learn More: leadershipgh.org/2020/06/01/leadership-greater-hartford-announces-new-president-ceo/

A message from Chris: “It is an honor to be selected to carry the torch after Ted, a great leader and someone I've personally admired for nearly a decade. With the pandemic causing the systemic gaps to widen, along with the re-emergence of broken trust within some communities, these are challenging times. But, it is also an invitation for us to define a new tomorrow in which we can co-create how to be a better organization and community. Obviously effective leadership will make this happen, and LGH is well poised to play a key role. The next generation is depending on us.”

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #ANewTomorrow
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The Leadership Greater Hartford Board of Directors proudly announces Chris Duffy will succeed retiring president Ted Carroll at the beginning of July! 

Learn More: https://leadershipgh.org/2020/06/01/leadership-greater-hartford-announces-new-president-ceo/

A message from Chris: “It is an honor to be selected to carry the torch after Ted, a great leader and someone Ive personally admired for nearly a decade. With the pandemic causing the systemic gaps to widen, along with the re-emergence of broken trust within some communities, these are challenging times. But, it is also an invitation for us to define a new tomorrow in which we can co-create how to be a better organization and community. Obviously effective leadership will make this happen, and LGH is well poised to play a key role. The next generation is depending on us.”

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #ANewTomorrow

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How great it feels to have Chris succeed me in my role here at LGH! He is enormously well-qualified and is deeply committed to furthering our leadership development and community-building work. The board has chosen wisely and well, so I now ask all of us to help Chris help LGH get to its next level of impact on the Hartford community.

I am filled with so much of everyone’s love today. Thank you for that and for making this organization and community an amazing place! Looking forward to partnering with you all!

Congratulations to Chris Duffy, the perfect leader to take LGH and Greater Hartford into the future. With so many challenges to meet and opportunities to realize, we will be in great hands. And countless thanks to Ted Carroll for his dedication and steadfast leadership at the helm, which has brought LGH to this moment in its strong and notable history of servant leadership. Wishing all the best for you both as you begin your new chapters!

Congratulations Chris Duffy! It sounds like you have the background, skills and experience to continue Ted’s great leadership.

Congratulations Chris Duffy!!! You have big shoes to fill, but you were number one on my wish list for Ted Carroll's successor and I am soooo thrilled!! An excellent and exceptionally qualified choice! I can't wait to see what's next for Leadership Greater Hartford!!!

Congratulations Chris!! And great choice LGH, Chris will be a *phenomenal* leader of leaders!!

Quest 2011 represent!!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Congrats Chris that's fantastic news and I know you will thrive in this role. Congrats to Ted as well for a well deserved retirement

What a great choice!!! Quest 2011!!!! Congrats Chris!

Congratulations to Chris! What a wonderful achievement! Best of luck!!

I love this!!! What a phenomenal choice! Congratulations, Chris! Can’t wait to see all you will bring to such an incredible organization 😀.

Wow! Congratulations to Chris! Nice job, proud Mama!

Congratulations Chris. Great for LGH, the community, and for you.

Excellent choice! Congratulations to Chris and LGH!

Congratulations Chris! Looking forward to meeting you.

Congratulations to Chris! Welcome to the LGH team!

Congratulations Chris!! Very excited for you and LGH!! Such a tremendous choice for the organization.

Congratulations Chris- what a perfect choice! I’m very excited for LGH moving forward.

Congratulations to Ted and to Chris!

Excellent news!! So excited for Chris and LGH! And, Ted, congrats on your retirement!

Congrats Chris, a wonderful choice and golden opportunity!

Congratulations! Very well deserved! Quest 2011! 😎👍🏻

Welcome aboard although reading your bio you’ve been here awhile. Looking forward to meeting you. Quest 2013.

Our best through you! ❤️

Congratulations!

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Here's a little Ted Throwback Thursday (#TTBT) to Polaris 2011. Like or comment if you were there! 👇

Help us honor LGH President & CEO, Ted Carroll, as he retires after 35 years of service!

Don't forget to register for our virtual farewell event on Tuesday, June 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

................................................................................................................

We ask that you help in marking this occasion with video messages of farewell, congratulations, gratitude. Please submit your videos by June 1st!

Video submission details and event registration here: leadershipgh.org/a-toast-to-ted/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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Heres a little Ted Throwback Thursday (#TTBT) to Polaris 2011. Like or comment if you were there! 👇

Help us honor LGH President & CEO, Ted Carroll, as he retires after 35 years of service!

Dont forget to register for our virtual farewell event on Tuesday, June 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

................................................................................................................

We ask that you help in marking this occasion with video messages of farewell, congratulations, gratitude. Please submit your videos by June 1st!

Video submission details and event registration here: https://leadershipgh.org/a-toast-to-ted/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

✨ Some words of wisdom that keep us going. ✨

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✨ Some words of wisdom that keep us going. ✨ 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Finding balance in our lives, especially during this time, is a seemingly difficult feat. However, the key may be to re-frame the way we think about this so-called "balance".

Tune in to our free lunch-time webinar tomorrow afternoon with Dr. Jessica Nicklin of the University of Hartford as she discusses achieving balance when balance doesn't exist.

Presented by: Express Strategies

Register here: leadershipgh.z2systems.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=392&

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

Finding balance in our lives, especially during this time, is a seemingly difficult feat. However, the key may be to re-frame the way we think about this so-called balance.

Tune in to our free lunch-time webinar tomorrow afternoon with Dr. Jessica Nicklin of the University of Hartford as she discusses achieving balance when balance doesnt exist.

Presented by: Express Strategies

Register here: https://leadershipgh.z2systems.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=392&

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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The Leadership Greater Hartford Board of Directors proudly announces Chris Duffy will succeed retiring president Ted Carroll at the beginning of July!

Learn More: leadershipgh.org/2020/06/01/leadership-greater-hartford-announces-new-president-ceo/

A message from Chris: “It is an honor to be selected to carry the torch after Ted, a great leader and someone I've personally admired for nearly a decade. With the pandemic causing the systemic gaps to widen, along with the re-emergence of broken trust within some communities, these are challenging times. But, it is also an invitation for us to define a new tomorrow in which we can co-create how to be a better organization and community. Obviously effective leadership will make this happen, and LGH is well poised to play a key role. The next generation is depending on us.”

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

The Leadership Greater Hartford Board of Directors proudly announces Chris Duffy will succeed retiring president Ted Carroll at the beginning of July! 

Learn More: https://leadershipgh.org/2020/06/01/leadership-greater-hartford-announces-new-president-ceo/

A message from Chris: “It is an honor to be selected to carry the torch after Ted, a great leader and someone Ive personally admired for nearly a decade. With the pandemic causing the systemic gaps to widen, along with the re-emergence of broken trust within some communities, these are challenging times. But, it is also an invitation for us to define a new tomorrow in which we can co-create how to be a better organization and community. Obviously effective leadership will make this happen, and LGH is well poised to play a key role. The next generation is depending on us.”

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections #ANewTomorrow

Comment on Facebook The Leadership ...

How great it feels to have Chris succeed me in my role here at LGH! He is enormously well-qualified and is deeply committed to furthering our leadership development and community-building work. The board has chosen wisely and well, so I now ask all of us to help Chris help LGH get to its next level of impact on the Hartford community.

I am filled with so much of everyone’s love today. Thank you for that and for making this organization and community an amazing place! Looking forward to partnering with you all!

Congratulations to Chris Duffy, the perfect leader to take LGH and Greater Hartford into the future. With so many challenges to meet and opportunities to realize, we will be in great hands. And countless thanks to Ted Carroll for his dedication and steadfast leadership at the helm, which has brought LGH to this moment in its strong and notable history of servant leadership. Wishing all the best for you both as you begin your new chapters!

Congratulations Chris Duffy! It sounds like you have the background, skills and experience to continue Ted’s great leadership.

Congratulations Chris Duffy!!! You have big shoes to fill, but you were number one on my wish list for Ted Carroll's successor and I am soooo thrilled!! An excellent and exceptionally qualified choice! I can't wait to see what's next for Leadership Greater Hartford!!!

Congratulations Chris!! And great choice LGH, Chris will be a *phenomenal* leader of leaders!!

Quest 2011 represent!!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Congrats Chris that's fantastic news and I know you will thrive in this role. Congrats to Ted as well for a well deserved retirement

What a great choice!!! Quest 2011!!!! Congrats Chris!

Congratulations to Chris! What a wonderful achievement! Best of luck!!

I love this!!! What a phenomenal choice! Congratulations, Chris! Can’t wait to see all you will bring to such an incredible organization 😀.

Wow! Congratulations to Chris! Nice job, proud Mama!

Congratulations Chris. Great for LGH, the community, and for you.

Excellent choice! Congratulations to Chris and LGH!

Congratulations Chris! Looking forward to meeting you.

Congratulations to Chris! Welcome to the LGH team!

Congratulations Chris!! Very excited for you and LGH!! Such a tremendous choice for the organization.

Congratulations Chris- what a perfect choice! I’m very excited for LGH moving forward.

Congratulations to Ted and to Chris!

Excellent news!! So excited for Chris and LGH! And, Ted, congrats on your retirement!

Congrats Chris, a wonderful choice and golden opportunity!

Congratulations! Very well deserved! Quest 2011! 😎👍🏻

Welcome aboard although reading your bio you’ve been here awhile. Looking forward to meeting you. Quest 2013.

Our best through you! ❤️

Congratulations!

View more comments

Here's a little Ted Throwback Thursday (#TTBT) to Polaris 2011. Like or comment if you were there! 👇

Help us honor LGH President & CEO, Ted Carroll, as he retires after 35 years of service!

Don't forget to register for our virtual farewell event on Tuesday, June 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

................................................................................................................

We ask that you help in marking this occasion with video messages of farewell, congratulations, gratitude. Please submit your videos by June 1st!

Video submission details and event registration here: leadershipgh.org/a-toast-to-ted/

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

Heres a little Ted Throwback Thursday (#TTBT) to Polaris 2011. Like or comment if you were there! 👇

Help us honor LGH President & CEO, Ted Carroll, as he retires after 35 years of service!

Dont forget to register for our virtual farewell event on Tuesday, June 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

................................................................................................................

We ask that you help in marking this occasion with video messages of farewell, congratulations, gratitude. Please submit your videos by June 1st!

Video submission details and event registration here: https://leadershipgh.org/a-toast-to-ted/

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

✨ Some words of wisdom that keep us going. ✨

#LGH #community #leadership #connections
... See MoreSee Less

✨ Some words of wisdom that keep us going. ✨ 

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections

Finding balance in our lives, especially during this time, is a seemingly difficult feat. However, the key may be to re-frame the way we think about this so-called "balance".

Tune in to our free lunch-time webinar tomorrow afternoon with Dr. Jessica Nicklin of the University of Hartford as she discusses achieving balance when balance doesn't exist.

Presented by: Express Strategies

Register here: leadershipgh.z2systems.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=392&

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

Finding balance in our lives, especially during this time, is a seemingly difficult feat. However, the key may be to re-frame the way we think about this so-called balance.

Tune in to our free lunch-time webinar tomorrow afternoon with Dr. Jessica Nicklin of the University of Hartford as she discusses achieving balance when balance doesnt exist.

Presented by: Express Strategies

Register here: https://leadershipgh.z2systems.com/np/clients/leadershipgh/eventRegistration.jsp?event=392&

#LGH #Community #Leadership #Connections
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