About Us

Connecticut businesses grow and succeed with CBIA

CBIA is the leading voice for Connecticut business

We fight to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and regulatory policy, and promoting collaboration between the private and public sectors.

We support the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders shaping a vibrant, dynamic Connecticut with opportunities for all–and connect business executives with each other and with legislators.

Stay informed with resources and information that address your greatest challenges—building and training a productive workforce, maximizing growth, and competing in a rapidly evolving global economy. CBIA members have access to benefits that help lower business costs, increase organizational efficiency, and improve employee satisfaction.

CBIA’s roots date back to 1815 when export embargoes and British import dumping posed a major threat. Business leaders met in Middletown to unite and defend Connecticut’s infant economy.

Today, we have grown to become Connecticut’s largest business organization—and the third largest in the country—with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. Our leadership role is testament to the commitment and energy of CBIA members.

Looking Ahead

We are the linchpin that fosters business collaboration, protects and promotes our state’s rich legacy of ingenuity and innovation, pushes for government accountability, and fights for fairness—on taxes, regulations, healthcare costs, and more.

CBIA respects and acknowledges all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognizing how different viewpoints foster teamwork and innovation—cornerstones of our values.

We are committed to being a workplace that reflects the unique experiences and perspectives of the business community we serve, and by welcoming all voices, we can further our mission of making Connecticut a top state in which to live and work.

CBIA members span industries, hail from every part of the state, and include small start-ups, large corporations, and everything in between.

CBIA Member Demographics

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Whatever your industry or business size CBIA helps you compete, grow, and succeed.

CBIA membership is a smart investment in your company–with the cost of membership more than covered by the monetary savings you realize with exclusive benefits.

With CBIA membership you:

  • Gain access to a suite of high-value products and member services, including insurance and employee benefits, discounts on everyday services, energy purchasing solutions, and more
  • Give your business a helping hand with valuable resources, information, and professional assistance across a broad range of issues, including human resources, training, and compliance.
  • Become part of the solution, connecting with powerful, dynamic advocacy at the state Capitol, driving policies that promote a better business climate.
Kevin Grigg,
Chair
President
& CEO

Fuss & O'Neill Inc.,
Manchester

Marietta Lee,
Vice Chair
President & CEO

The Lee Company,
Westbrook

Brian Montanari,
Vice Chair
President
& CEO

HABCO Industries LLC,
Glastonbury

Matt McSpedon,
Past Chair
Managing Director & Market Executive, Connecticut & Western Massachusetts Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries

JP Morgan Chase Bank NA,
Shelton

Chris Allen,
Executive Committee
CEO

iCleanse,
Avon

Michele Etzel,
Executive Committee
EVP & CFO

National Graphics Inc.,
North Branford

Richard Iovanne,
Executive Committee
EVP & Senior Group Manager, Commercial Banking

M&T Bank,
New Haven

Joe Kask,
Executive Committee
Regional Managing Principal–Global

CLA,
West Hartford

Jill Mayer,
Executive Committee
CEO

Bead Industries,
Milford

Moy Ogilvie,
Executive Committee
Managing Partner

McCarter & English LLP,
Hartford

Jeff Varesio,
Executive Committee
Senior Director Operations, Surgical Innovation

Medtronic,
North Haven

Alison Avery
President

BYK USA Inc., Wallingford

Andrew Bologna
Partner, Assurance Services

EY,
Hartford

Michael Brooder
Office Managing Partner

Marcum LLP, Hartford

Jen Collier
President, Health & Risk Solutions

Sun Life, Hartford

Shawn Coyne
VP, Human Resources

General Dynamics
Electric Boat,
Groton

Leander Dolphin
Managing Partner

Shipman & Goodwin LLP,
Hartford

Robin Fiala
VP, Sales & Marketing

Otis Elevator,
Farmington

David Fiereck
President

Loureiro Engineering,
Plainville

Meg Galistinos
Partner, Connecticut Office Leader

Mercer, Norwalk

Louis Gallo
SVP, Commercial Banking Market Executive

Wells Fargo,
Stamford

Jason Guyot
President & CEO

Foxwoods Resort Casino,
Mashantucket

Aida Habtezion
Chief Medical Officer, Head, Worldwide Medical & Safety

Pfizer Inc.,
Groton

Jeff Hubbard
SVP, Regional Manager

Liberty Bank, New Haven

Matt Hummel
Market President & Middle Market Team Leader for Southern New England

KeyBank,
Hartford

Brittany Isherwood
President

Burke Aerospace,
Farmington

Abul Islam
President & CEO

AI Engineers,
Middletown

Molly Kellogg
President & CEO

Hubbard-Hall Inc., Waterbury

Michael LaBella
Connecticut Market President

TD Bank,
New Haven

Chris Levesque
Principal

Forecuity LLC, Ellington

Gina Luari
Owner

The Place 2 Be, Hartford

Joe Maisto
CFO

Pursuit Aerospace,
Plainville

Susan Martinelli
Hartford Office Leader

RSM US LLP
Hartford

Jennifer Morgan
Partner

Murtha Cullina LLP,
New Haven

Pablo Prieto
Partner

McKinsey & Company, Stamford

Frank Reynolds
President
& CEO

UIL Holdings,
New Haven

Graham Robinson
President, Stanley Industrial

Stanley Black & Decker,
New Britain

Meredith Shay
CEO & Owner

InCord,
Colchester

Steve Sullivan
President, Connecticut Operations

Eversource Energy,
Berlin

Glen Thames
Head of Economic Development, Connecticut & New York

Amazon.com Services LLC, New York, NY

Ben Towne
Partner

PwC,
Hartford

Ian Walsh
Chair, President
& CEO

KAMAN Corp.,
Bloomfield

Jeff White
Partner

Robinson+Cole,
Hartford

Emily Wiper
VP & General Manager, New England

AT&T Inc., Meriden

Chris Dipentima
Chris DiPentima
President & CEO
Mary Bergamo
Mary Bergamo
SVP Administration, CFO & Treasurer
Ken Comeau
Kenneth Comeau
President,
CBIA Service Corp.
Bea Gutierrez
Beatriz Gutierrez
President & CEO, CONNSTEP
Shannon Marimon
Shannon Marimón
Executive Director, ReadyCT
Paul Amarone
Paul Amarone
Advocacy Outreach Manager
Scott Beaulieu 2023
Scott Beaulieu
Media Relations Manager
Cindy Capirchio 2022
Cindy Capirchio
Director, Human Resources
Wyatt Bosworth 2022
Wyatt Bosworth
Assistant Counsel
Chris Davis
Chris Davis
VP. Public Policy
Tom Day
Tom Day
Chief Information Officer
Joe Dias
Joe Dias
VP, Member & Foundation Relations
Kris Grivois
Kristen Grivois
Account Manager,
CBIA Service Corp.
Tom Guerra, 2023
Tom Guerra
VP, Director of Operations, CBIA Energy Connections
Erin Kalkus
Erin-Anne Kalkus
VP, Insurance Sales, CBIA Service Corp.
Amanda Marlow
Amanda Marlow
Director, Communications
Daniel Miller 2023
Daniel Miller
Engagement & Relationship Manager
Diane Mokriski
Diane Mokriski
HR Counsel
Pete Myers, 2023
Peter Myers
Public Policy Associate
Phillip Montgomery
Phillip Montgomery
Director, Compensation
Services & Safety
Adam Ney
Adam Ney
Engagement & Relationship Manager
Paul Pescatello 2022
Paul Pescatello
Senior Counsel & Executive Director, Connecticut Bioscience Growth Council
Stacey Vendetta 2022
Stacey Vendetta
Engagement & Relationship Manager
Ashley Zane
Ashley Zane
Senior Public Policy Associate

Our Affiliates

CBIA, CONNSTEP, and ReadyCT's strategic alliance leverages our collective expertise and resources, delivering businesses wide-ranging, impactful solutions to meet their greatest challenges -- building and training a productive workforce, maximizing growth, and competing in a rapidly evolving global economy.

CONNSTEP is a business consulting firm that helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers reach their goals by strengthening their strategic, technical, and operational expertise.

ReadyCT advances academic excellence and career-connected learning for public school students in Connecticut through collaboration with business, civic, and education leaders.

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