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n e w h a v e n b i z . c o m | M a y / J u n e 2 0 1 9 | n e w h a v e n B I Z 25 Residence: Bethany College(s): University of Vermont, BA; Southern Connecticut State University, MSW Founded in 2016, Em- power Her Inc. promotes the social and emotional well-being of women and girls. e organi- zation offers weekly and monthly programming, ranging from mother-daughter paint nights to support groups. Beerli believes that girls can accomplish anything. Having turned a number of child- hood adversities into strengths, Beerli charted a career in social work to help others. She especially treasures the community aspect of DANIELLE BEERLI FOUNDER /EXECUTIV E DIRECTOR EMPOW ER HER INC., NEW H AV EN social work and service learning. How do you give back to the community? We have two schol- arship funds: GIRLS (Growing, Inspiring, Respecting, Learning, Succeeding) and Christina's Heart. GIRLS awards college scholarships to two high school senior girls who have provided exceptional service to their community acting as a positive role model to others. Christina's Heart is a scholarship awarded to two children who have lost a parent or have a parent who is ill and need money to play a sport, buy equipment, take music lessons, etc. What advice would you give to young professionals? Believe in yourself and your goals and be persistent. If a door closes, keep looking. ere's an opening wait- ing for you. What don't most people know about you?: I am just a kid at heart. JOE BERTOLINO PRESIDENT SOUTHER N CONNECTICUT STATE UNIV ERSIT Residence: New Haven College(s): University of Scranton, BS; Rutgers University, MSW; Columbia University Teachers College, Ed.D. One really wonders how this regular Joe in 2016 even got the top job at Southern — the largest school in the CSU system — he just seems too, well, normal to rise to the top within that implacably political hive. But he did, becoming a fresh, and refreshing, presence — and a fine fit for a school that trains such a large portion of the region's workforce. With its new business school, SCSU is poised to play a greater economic-de- velopment role than ever before. How do you give back to the community? We recently signed an agreement with the New Haven Public Schools to offer college classes tuition-free at city high schools. Our social work students will work with Elm City Communities to assist students and families with truancy, financial literacy, online applications and other matters. We now co-house the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), which addresses poverty and nutrition-related issues. What advice would you give to young professionals? Leadership is all about relationships — those you have, those you create, those you build and foster, those you maintain, those you avoid, those you end. Build relationships! Papa's got a squeezebox: I am a championship accordion player. PAUL BROADIE II, Ph.D. PRESIDENT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE Residence: Orange College(s): Mercy College, BS; Long Island University, MBA; Colorado State University, Ph.D. If the forces in favor of communi- ty-college consolidation in Connecti- cut have their way, Broadie's track record in helming two of the largest cam- puses in the system will be their Exhibit A. Has been instrumen- tal in promoting to the business community GCC's and HCC's essential role in filling the workforce gap through training initiatives in worker-starved areas such as advanced manu- facturing (HCC) and railroad and public-utilities technology (GCC). How do you give back to the community? Broadie serves on boards of major institutions and nonprofits literally too numerous to mention. Also a go-to guy for multiple public- service and public-education boards, commissions and ad hoc roles. "It is critical for the President to be the face and voice of the institution while ensuring that the college is a part of the fabric of the community." What advice would you give to young professionals? Never stop learning. Soak up knowledge like a sponge and learn from every experience and every interaction. Behind the mask: People have told me that I have a witty sense of humor hiding in plain sight behind my serious professional demeanor. MARC M. CAMILLE, Ed.D. PRESIDENT A LBERTUS M AGNUS COLLEGE, NEW H AV EN Residence: Guilford College(s): Rollins College, BA; University of Miami (Fla.), MA; University of Pennsylvania, Ed.D. Now in his second year as the 14th president of AMC, Camille is working to recast the fortunes of the school founded in 1925 as the first residential, catholic, liberal- arts college for women in New England. Today 60 percent of its 1,500 students are people of color, 60 percent Pell grant recipients and 1,000 are adult learners. How do you give back to the New Haven community? AMC is uniquely sited at the intersections of diverse communities Newhallville and St. Ronan/ Edge Hill. Our mission and location call us to be civically engaged and community focused. I am convinced Albertus Magnus can be a place where community is promoted, across diverse neighborhoods and demographics. What advice would you give to up-and-coming business professionals? e single most important thing you can do to advance your career is to successfully meet or exceed your job's responsibilities and goals. Never say no to an opportunity to take on more responsibility or to diversify your experiences. Reality TV star: I once appeared on the Food Network Series, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, while eating at Farnham's Famous Fried Clams in Essex, Mass. — near Gloucester, where I was born. NEW HAVEN: POWER 50 >> Higher Education & Nonprofits

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