Fighting to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth.

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.


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Who We Are

Business leaders from across the state and committed, expert staff drive CBIA's mission

Mary Kay Fenton (Chair)

Executive VP & CFO Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc., New Haven

Chris DiPentima (Vice Chair)

President Pegasus Manufacturing Inc., Middletown

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico (Vice Chair)

Managing Partner Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven

John Ciulla (Immediate Past Chair)

President and CEO Webster Financial Corporation & Webster Bank, Stamford

Jeff Hubbard (Executive Committee)

President, Connecticut & Western MA Market KeyBank, New Haven

Patrick Keegan, Jr. (Executive Committee)

President, Construction The Travelers Companies Inc., Hartford

Paul Kelley (Executive Committee)

VP, General Manager EPG Alinabal Holdings Corp., Milford

Rina Patel (Executive Committee)

Site Manager Dyno Nobel Inc., Simsbury

Paul Quick (Executive Committee)

SVP & General Manager, Connecticut Operations Frontier Communications Corporation, New Haven

Tony Amato

Vice President DXC Technology, Newington

Greg Barats

President & CEO HSB Group Inc., Hartford

James Baxter

SVP, Development U.S. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield

Nancy Brault

President & CEO Ultimate Companies, Inc., Bristol

Greg Butler

EVP & General Counsel Eversource Energy, Hartford

David DeMaio

President Pat Munger Construction Company, Inc., Branford

Burke Doar

SVP, Sales & Marketing TRUMPF Inc., Farmington

John Emra

State President, AT&T Connecticut AT&T Inc., New Haven

Normand Forest

CEO Dymotek Corporation, Ellington

Donna Galluzzo

President The Corridor Group, Wallingford

Douglas Johnson

President Marion Manufacturing Co., Cheshire

Joseph Kask

CEO BlumShapiro, West Hartford

Kenneth Lisk

President PEP Lacey Manufacturing, Bridgeport

Matthew McSpedon

Executive Director, Connecticut, Middle Market & Commercial Banking JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, Shelton

Auro Nair

General Manager The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington

Eileen O'Donnell

President & Creative Director Odonnell Company, New Haven

Greg Piazza

Partner Information Services Group, Stamford

Michael Polo

President & Founder ACMT, Inc., Manchester

James Shearin

Chairman Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Bob Sobolewski

President & CEO Bob Sobolewski Consulting, Woodbury

James Torgerson

CEO AVANGRID, New Haven

Kelli-Marie Vallieres

President & CEO Sound Manufacturing Inc., Old Saybrook

Corbin Walburger

VP, Business Development Stanley Black & Decker, New Britain

Joe Brennan

President & CEO More Information

Brian Flaherty

SVP, Public Policy More Information

Steve Marcoux

SVP Administration, CFO & Treasurer More Information

Kenneth Comeau

President, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Tony Barillari

Vice President, Administration More Information

Nancy Benis

Account Manager, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Eric Brown

Senior Counsel More Information

Andrea Comer

Vice President, Workforce Strategies, CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership More Information

Tom Day

Chief Information Officer More Information

Louise DiCocco

Counsel More Information

Ruth Galinski

Property/Casualty Sales Manager, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Peter Gioia

VP & Economist More Information

Eric Gjede

Counsel More Information

Kristen Grivois

Account Manager, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Tom Guerra

Director of Products and Services, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Erin-Anne Kalkus

Director, Account Management, CBIA Service Corp. More Information

Shannon King

Public Affairs Manager More Information

Meaghan MacDonald

Public Relations Manager More Information

Phillip Montgomery

Director, Compensation Services More Information

Adam Ney

Team Leader, Outreach & Engagement More Information

Paul Pescatello

Senior Counsel & Executive Director, Connecticut Bioscience Growth Council More Information

Mark Soycher

Human Resource Counsel More Information

Joy Viens

Director, Human Resources More Information

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CBIA's 2018 Policy Agenda

Lawmakers must focus on jobs—training for them, filling them, and creating an economic climate that grows them.

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