Hartford Business Journal

February 20, 2017 — Best Places to Work in CT

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16 Hartford Business Journal • February 20, 2017 www.HartfordBusiness.com OF NOTE UCONN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TO INDUCT FOUR ALUMNI INTO HALL OF FAME Four UConn alumni will be inducted into the University of Connecticut School of Business' Hall of Fame in March. Inductees include George Aylward, president and CEO of Virtus Investment Partners Inc. of Hartford; Shari G. Cantor, mayor of West Hartford and mem- ber of the UConn board of trustees; John Fodor, former executive vice president of global distribution and a board member for The Capital Group/ American Funds; and John Malfettone, senior managing director, chief compliance officer and the leader of portfolio procurement/port- folio insurance pro- grams at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. • • • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHWEST NEW ENGLAND RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR Junior Achievement of Southwest New England has been awarded one of Junior Achievement USA's highest honors, the 5-Star Award. The award recognizes Junior Achievement staff and boards that meet the organization's national standards in operational efficiency and pro- vide strong representation of the nonprofit's brand. • • • KEN CROWLEY RECOGNIZED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY Ken Crowley of Crowley Ford Lincoln in Plainville is one of six dealers worldwide to receive a Salute to Dealers award from Ford Motor Company, for his contributions to the community. As part of the award, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is donating $10,000 to a charity of each dealer's choice. • • • TRINITY, CSCU HEADS CO-CHAIR INNOVATION PANEL The presidents of Hartford's Trinity College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system have been named co-chairs for a working group of private and public colleges devising a plan by May 1 to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Connecticut. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, a neuroscience professor and Trinity's presi- dent, and CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian co-chair the working group of more than 30 presidents of public and independent institutions of higher education. The working group was convened in response to state statute and is charged with producing a master plan to foster opportunities for inno- vation and entrepreneurship at institutions of higher education state- wide, officials said. Please Note: All electronic submissions for Accolades should be sent to news@HartfordBusiness.com. For more information about the Hartford Business Journal's Accolades Page, please visit www.HartfordBusiness.com. ▶ ▶ Trinity College recently celebrated the launch of its new Center for Caribbean Studies, which embraces the Caribbean as an area for scholarly inquiry and builds on Trinity's nearly two-decade-old study-away program in Trinidad. Pictured (from left) are: Tim Cresswell, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs and professor of American studies; Heather Cateau, The University of the West Indies faculty of humanities and education; and Leslie Desmangles, Trinity professor of religion and international studies and director of the new center. ▶ ▶ Farmington Bank recently hosted the Connecticut Asset Building Collaborative Creating (CABC) Better Financial Futures Greater Hartford regional meeting at the bank's corporate headquarters in Farmington. During the event, CABC members and Farmington Bank volunteers quickly got to know one another through speed networking. They discussed how they may be able to help support one another and the mission of CABC through their individual strengths and experience. WARD LEONARD DONATES TOYS TO CHILDREN CENTER FOR CARIBBEAN STUDIES LAUNCHED AT TRINITY FARMINGTON BANK HOSTS NETWORKING EVENT ▶ ▶ Ward Leonard, a Thomaston-based global industrial technology company, raised $3,500 and over 250 toys for local community service and charity programs as part of its Community Support Program. The $3,500 was donated to the Thomaston Public Library and the toys were given to Toys for Tots. Members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve are pictured above accepting over 250 new toys on behalf of Toys for Tots from the Ward Leonard events committee. ACCOLADES & MORE George Aylward John Fodor Shari G. Cantor John Malfettone

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