Rina Patel, vice president of operations multi-site with RSCC Wire & Cable, is the new chair of the board of directors of CBIA, Connecticut's largest business organization.

She succeeds Jeff Hubbard, senior vice president, regional manager at Liberty Bank in New Haven, who becomes immediate past chair.

Newly elected CBIA officers: vice chair Matt McSpedon, board chair Rina Patel, and vice chair Kevin Grigg.

The board also elected two vice chairs at its Dec. 9 meeting: Kevin Grigg, the president of Manchester-based Fuss & O'Neill; and Matthew McSpedon, executive director, Connecticut and Mid Hudson Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries at JP Morgan Chase Bank in Shelton. 

“My higher purpose has been to contribute to the manufacturing industry's growth to raise our living standards, locally inspire the economy to be independent, and become relevant to today’s needs,'' said Patel.

“CBIA is at the forefront of raising the awareness of and educating businesses throughout the state of Connecticut.

“CBIA provides me with a platform to share my passion and business acumen when working through the issues and concerns of the business community.

“The chair position allows our members’ voices to be heard through my involvement at a leadership level where I can help initiate action and evaluate results.”

“Rina adds valuable knowledge and insight to our board,” said CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima. 

“I look forward to discussions with her and the board on developing and implementing policies that improve the state’s competitiveness, drive economic growth, and create opportunities for all.”


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 contact Ali Warshavsky (860.244.1929).