Alicia Dolce is an evangelist for energy efficiency by day in her role as executive director of the CT Green Building Council, and a convert at home where she lives in an all-electric Passive House that keeps high utility bills at bay.
After advising corporate clients on decisions about real estate transactions across the globe, Sheera Riemer is working on deals close to home in her new role as a vice president at CBRE’s Stamford office.
David Rotatori does not want to be Ion Bank’s last president and CEO. The Naugatuck-based bank made big moves this year that will help the $1.7 billion-asset institution commit long-term to mutuality.
The student loan problem is enormous: $1.7 trillion in debt, almost 45 million borrowers with loans to repay, about 10 percent of borrowers delinquent or in default even before the pandemic started. As president and CEO of The Milford Bank, Susan Shields saw an opportunity to help.
Pennrose Realty is carving out of a niche as a developer of senior housing for the LGBTQ community. Charlie Adams leads Pennrose’ New England region division, which has projects in Torrington and Hartford.
Diane Arnold had a summer job in Branford as a banker teller, but after graduating from college, she began working in the insurance industry. That career was short-lived, though, after Arnold received a call from Essex Savings Bank’s Gregory Shook asking her to return to the bank and go through a management training program. She has been in banking ever since, working on commercial lending.
New Haven-based architecture firm Pickard Chilton punches above its weight in winning competitions to design signature commercial buildings on a global scale. Jon Pickard founded the firm in 1997 with his former college classmate, Bill Chilton.
Jeff Talka’s new role is to expand Glastonbury-based architect S/L/A/M Collaborative’s work in the science and technology sectors, and he’s looking to hire more colleagues with experience in that specialty.
Paul Katz is leading an initiative at Promontory MortgagePath to support CDFIs and minority depository institutions in their efforts to expand homeownership in underserved communities.
As regional president for NBT Bank in Connecticut, Andreas Kapetanopoulos has found that prospective clients often ask the same three questions: Where is the bank based? What does NBT stand for? And where is your closest branch?
Jon Winkel founded Stamford Innovation Week in 2018 to raise the city’s profile as a destination for tech companies and startups, and took on a broader role in the city’s economic development strategy with his 2019 appointment as executive director of the Stamford Partnership.
As president and CEO of Windsor Federal Savings Bank, George Hermann advocates for mutual banks. And as COVID-19 abates and stock banks like People’s United get larger through mergers and acquisitions, he sees plenty of openings for mutual banks to thrive.
As head of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, David Kooris leads an organization whose job he likens to filling in the gaps between the facades of downtown Stamford buildings. But when the pandemic hit, the group faced its biggest test yet.
Omarys Vasquez looked for a support network in Connecticut for women of color in architecture when she took a job at a Connecticut firm. Finding none, the Svigals + Partners associate decided to start one herself.
Analyst and author Karen Petrou questions the unintended consequences of the Federal Reserve’s monetary and regulatory policies on the American economy, financial system and workers.
As the son of Kevin Roche, the renowned modernist architect, Eamon Roche, has taken over leadership of his father’s firm and relaunched its brand this year from new offices in New Haven under the Roche Modern name.
KeyBank entered the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts market with the 2016 acquisition of First Niagara Bank, and for the past year, KeyBank’s market president, James Barger, has been preparing to expand into a new region: Greater Boston.
Five years after joining the family firm Northland Investments as chief investment officer, Matthew Gottesdiener is taking over the multifamily investor’s leadership role in the CEO’s office.
By combining into a single bank, three jointly-owned Litchfield County lenders hope to glean advantages. Stephen Reilly leads the combined Northwest Community Bank as the institution charts a path forward.
As Kathy Chartier led Greenwich-based Members Credit Union through a tumultuous 2020, she kept the institution focused on helping its community, and in particular the Latinx immigrants who form a core part of its membership and who have suffered hammer blows at the hands of COVID-19.