The Partnership for Connecticut

Governing Board

The Partnership for Connecticut, Inc., is a newly-formed independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to carry out the Partnership's philanthropic mission.  The governing board oversees and controls the non-profit organization.

Reflecting the collaborative and bipartisan nature of the Partnership, from July 15, 2019 through January 5, 2021, the governing board will include the following directors:

  • Governor Ned Lamont
  • Barbara Dalio, Co-Founder and Director, Dalio Philanthropies
  • The Honorable Martin M. Looney, Senate President Pro Tempore
  • The Honorable Joe Aresimowicz, Speaker of the House
  • The Honorable Len Fasano, Senate Minority Leader
  • The Honorable Themis Klarides, House Minority Leader
  • Sheena Graham, Educator, Warren Harding High School, Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Erik Clemons, CEO and President, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology
  • Three directors appointed by Governor Lamont
  • One director appointed by Dalio Philanthropies
  • The Partnership's President and CEO

Governor Lamont and Dalio Philanthropies will soon name additional directors to the governing board.  Once appointed, the directors will be listed here.  The President and CEO will be appointed upon being hired, which is expected in several months after a competitive search process.

Individual directors will be appointed based on their integrity and experience in public education, youth development, workforce development, philanthropy, or community enterprise development, including social entrepreneurship and microfinance. 

In the meantime, an interim governing board is overseeing the newly-created non-profit's efforts to stand up its initial operations and infrastructure.  The interim board is comprised of Barbara Dalio, Sheena Graham, and Erik Clemons.  The board will function until the full governing board takes effect on July 15, 2019.