Jennifer DelMonico, managing partner at the law firm Murtha Cullina in New Haven, has been elected chair of the board of directors of CBIA, Connecticut's largest business organization.

She succeeds Chris DiPentima, president of Legget and Platt's Pegasus branch in Middletown, who becomes immediate past chair.

Jennifer DelMonico, Jeff Hubbard, Rina Patel
Elected: Murtha Cullina's Jennifer Delmonico, Jeff Hubbard of Liberty Bank, and Rina Patel from RSCC Wire and Cable.

The board also elected two vice chairs at its Dec. 12 meeting: Jeff Hubbard, senior vice president, commercial banking regional manager with Middletown-based Liberty Bank; and Rina Patel, executive director of operations with RSCC Wire and Cable in East Granby.

"I am honored to lead CBIA's board of directors, who represent businesses of all sizes and industries from across the state," DelMonico said.

"This is a group dedicated to creating, fostering, and sustaining a positive business climate, one that drives job and economic growth and opportunity for all Connecticut residents."

CBIA president and CEO Joe Brennan said the organization's new leadership exemplified the growing level of engagement among the state's business community.

"Jennifer is a highly respected business leader with a longstanding commitment to making Connecticut a better place to live and work," he said.

"Her experience, along with that of Jeff Hubbard and Rina Patel, will be critical as we work to grow an environment that attracts and retains the investment Connecticut needs for long-term job and economic growth."

CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Joe Budd (860.244.1951).

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