President & CEO, Connecticut Economic Resource Center
Prior to joining CERC, Bob served as president of the Regional Growth Partnership in New Haven, a non-profit collaborative economic development corporation serving the 15 communities of south central Connecticut. At the RGP, he worked with chief elected officials and business leadership to establish and implement economic development strategies to improve the competitiveness of the region and support solutions to economic issues – including tax reform, economic development, affordable housing and competitiveness.
Previously, Bob was vice president of the Connecticut Capitol Region Growth Council and project director for the MetroHartford Millennium Project, the first comprehensive economic development strategy for the 29 towns of the capital region. From 1992 through 1995, he served as deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic Development in the Administration of Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Prior to beginning his economic development career in Connecticut, Bob served in the nation’s capital for more than 15 years holding a variety of positions ranging from coordinator of special programs for Senator Lowell Weicker to the assistant administrator and chief of staff for the U.S Small Business Administration for President Ronald Reagan.
A member of the CT Main Street Center family, Bob served on the CMSC Board of Directors from 2007 to 2018. We wish him the very best in his retirement with his wife Sandy, being proud grandparents to Molly, and enjoying the beach and cooking. Sounds like a great way to spend the next chapter in his life!