(Hartford, CT – April 19, 2012) – Connecticut Main Street Center has announced the hiring of Christine A. Schilke as the organization’s Communications & Office Manager. Ms. Schilke began her tenure at CT Main Street Center this morning.

A graduate of American University in Washington DC, Schilke was the Planning & Communications Coordinator at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority from 2003-2012 where she oversaw internal and external communications. She organized numerous training events, moderated the organization’s website, and performed administrative functions as both the Planning & Communications Coordinator and more extensively as Legal Secretary at CHFA. Ms. Schilke also had extensive experience with social media, a skill that will be immediately utilized as CT Main Street Center plans to significantly expand this aspect of its communications plan.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Christine to our CT Main Street team,” said Kimberley Parsons-Whitaker, Associate Director. “She brings great intelligence and energy to our network of 64 communities throughout the state, and we look forward to incorporating her ideas into increasing the visibility and strengthening the name recognition of CT Main Street Center.”