Biography

STATE REPRESENTATIVE - 10TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT, EAST HARTFORD, 2006 - PRESENT

  • Assistant Majority Leader
  • Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Public Health Committee

EDUCATION

  • State of Connecticut Certification in Business Education
    Masters Degree in Education
    University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
  • B. S. Business Administration
    University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • East Hartford High School, East Hartford, CT
    Business and Cooperative Work Experience Instructor, Summer Youth Employment Coordinator - 1996 to 2007
  • The Travelers Insurance Companies, Inc., Hartford, CT
    Senior Information Systems Analyst - 1974 to 1994

HONORS

  • East Hartford YMCA James O. MacDonald Volunteer Leadership Award 2002 and 2011
  • Connecticut YMCA Legislator of the Year Award 2010
  • Three employee suggestion awards from Travelers Insurance Company
    • Second place company award for substantial savings
    • Chairman's Special Annual Recognition Award
  • Recognized as one of three Outstanding Young Men in Connecticut by Connecticut Jaycees
  • East Hartford Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Award
  • Boy Scout and Police Explorer Appreciation Awards
  • Connecticut Amateur Softball Association - Umpires Hall of Fame - 1988
  • United States Amateur Softball Association Umpire Indicator Club Hall of Fame - 1989

GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Town Councilman, 2003 - 2006
    • Commissioner, Metropolitan District Commission, 1998 - 2006
    • Chairman, Emergency Medical Commission, 1977 – 2006
    • Vice-Chairman Retirement Board 2003 - 2006
  • Chairman Investigations & Audit Committee 2005-2006
  • Treasurer, Town of East Hartford, 1985 – 1997
    • Chairman, Retirement Board, Town of East Hartford
    • Insurance Committee member
  • Town Councilman, 1975 - 85
    • Majority Leader, 1976 - 85
    • Chairman, Ordinance Committee; Investigations and Audit Committee, Emergency Medical Services Commission, Committee to Combine Town and School Services, and Committee to Establish Dial-A-Ride.

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Member Connecticut Business Educators Association
  • Board of Directors Connecticut Association of Cooperative Work Experience Coordinators
  • Hartford Area Business Economists
  • Board of Directors, North Central Connecticut EMS Council
  • Chairman, Board of Managers East Hartford YMCA; Vice President, East Hartford Chamber of Commerce; President East Hartford Jaycees; and Vice President Connecticut Jaycees.
  • Junior Achievement "Project Business" instructor at East Hartford High School, 1989 - 91
  • Coach of soccer, girl's softball, and YMCA floor hockey