Connecticut Organizations and Events

CBIA Membership Elects New Board Members

Hartford, CT – The membership of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) has elected 15 new members to its board of directors.

Top row: Chris Allen, Alison Avery, Michael Brooder, Jennifer Collier, and Shawn Coyne. Middle row: Michele Etzel, Meg Galistinos, Aida Habtezion, Molly Kellogg, and Chris Levesque. Bottom row: Gina Luari, Brian Montnari, Pablo Prieto, Glendowlyn Thames, and Emily Wiper

The group is composed of business leaders from across the state, representing a wide range of industry sectors and sizes. The election results were announced at CBIA’s annual meeting in Hartford on Nov. 15. The new directors begin serving their four-year terms on Dec. 1.

The new directors are:

  • Chris Allen, CEO, iCleanse
  • Alison Avery, President and CEO, BYK USA Inc.
  • Michael Brooder, Hartford Office Managing Partner, Marcum LLP
  • Jennifer Collier, President, Health and Risk Solutions, Sun Life
  • Shawn Coyne, Vice President, Human Resources, General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Michele Etzel, CEO, National Enterprise Solutions; SVP and CFO, National Graphics Inc.
  • Meg Galistinos, Partner, Connecticut Office Leader, Mercer
  • Aida Habtezion, Chief Medical Officer and Head, Worldwide Medical and Safety, Pfizer Inc.
  • Molly Kellogg, Chair, President, and CEO, Hubbard-Hall Inc.
  • Chris Levesque, Principal, Forecuity LLC
  • Gina Luari, Founder and CEO, The Statement Group
  • Brian Montanari, President and CEO, HABCO Industries Inc.
  • Pablo Prieto, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Glendowlyn Thames, Head of Economic Development and Public Policy, Connecticut and New York, Amazon
  • Emily Wiper, Vice President and General Manager, New England, AT&T

The board will elect a new chair to succeed JPMorgan Chase executive, Matt McSpedon, at its Dec. 6 meeting. McSpedon will remain on the board as the immediate past chair. He is also joining the board of CBIA affiliate ReadyCT.