The Partnership for Connecticut

Governing Board and Staff

Who serves on the Board and why were they chosen?

The Board includes 13 directors who reflect the Partnership’s collaborative and bipartisan nature.  Please visit Governing Board to learn more about the individuals who comprise this diverse and representative board.  The four legislative leaders joined the Board because it offers an unprecedented opportunity to help Connecticut’s young people and communities.  Governor Lamont is a director and appointed three additional directors to the Board; and Dalio Philanthropies appointed four directors to the Board.  The directors were appointed based on their experiences and expertise in the areas of public education, youth development, workforce development, philanthropy, and community enterprise development, including social entrepreneurship and microfinance.  The final director is the organization’s President & CEO, who will join the Board once she or he is hired, which is expected in late fall.

When did the Board take effect and who served on the interim Board?

The Board took effect on July 15, 2019 and shall govern the organization until January 5, 2021.  Consistent with Public Act 19-117 § 185, an interim Board governed the organization before July 15, 2019.  The interim Board was comprised of three directors: Barbara Dalio (Chair); Erik Clemons (Treasurer); and Sheena Graham (Secretary).

What is the Partnership’s process for hiring its leadership and staff?

The Board will hire the President & CEO as soon as possible, ideally as the first staff member of the organization.  We anticipate that the competitive search process will successfully conclude by late fall.  Once this individual is hired, she or he will work with the Board to develop an organizational chart and hire staff with relevant expertise.  Hiring and developing a first-rate team is a critical part of the Partnership’s success in its first year.  Please visit Leadership Staff to learn more about this important topic.