The Connecticut Main Street Center is pleased to announce Patrick McMahon as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 21, 2017. Mr. McMahon will succeed CMSC’s founding CEO John Simone, who is retiring after leading the organization for the past 17 years.  Learn more here.

We’re dedicated professionals committed to restoring our historic downtowns and Main Streets.

Our Board brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organization while each of CMSC’s staff is accomplished in their respective field.  Together, we work to provide solutions that help our members create great downtowns across Connecticut.


Ted J. DeSantos, PE, PTOE, Chair
Senior Vice President
Fuss & O’Neill

David V. Sousa, R.L.A., A.I.C.P., Vice Chair
Landscape Architect and Urban Planner
CDM Smith

Shelly Saczynski, Immediate Past Chair
Director, Economic and Community Development
UIL Holdings

Toni Gold, Secretary
President and Owner
Urban Edge Associates

John Baker, Treasurer
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager
Webster Bank

Kim A. Healey, Governance Chair
Executive Director
NewAlliance Foundation

Michael Andreana
Pullman & Comley LLC

Toni Berlandy
Community Relations & Economic Development Specialist
Eversource Energy

Jamie Bratt
Director, Planning & Economic Development
City of Hartford

Randal Davis
Special Assistant to the Commissioner
CT Department of Transportation

Diana Deng
Real Estate Developer

Ryan Friedman
May, Bonnee & Clark

Bernard Kavaler
Managing Principal
Express Strategies

Robert W. Santy
President & CEO
Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

Glendowlyn L.H. Thames
Executive Director

Chris Traczyk
Vice President, Community Development
Farmington Bank


Patrick McMahon
President & CEO

Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker
Associate Director

Susan Westa
Community Engagement Director


Christine Schilke
Communications Director

Judith Stahl
Administrative Assistant