October 19, 2015
2015 Connecticut Family Business Awards Judges

Meet the 2015 Family Business Awards judges

Gail Lebert
Anthony Price
Doris Sugarman

Gail Lebert

Formerly the publisher of the Hartford Business Journal, during her 12 years, Gail Lebert led the talented HBJ team to evolve from a weekly newspaper into a business information company.

Currently Lebert is director of strategic development for Klingberg Family Centers, whose mission is to build healing relationships that empower children and families to reach their full potential. Klingberg Family Centers, located in New Britain and Hartford, serves more than 2,500 children and families in Connecticut each year.

In 2009, Lebert was awarded the Journalist of the Year by the Small Business Administration of Connecticut. In 2012, Lebert was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the Women Advocates for Youth at Adelbrook, The Children's Home in Cromwell. In 2013, she was honored by the YWCA in New Britain.

Lebert graduated from Ithaca College in New York with a bachelor's degree in English.

Lebert lives in Glastonbury with her husband Jeff. She loves the beach and spending time with her family, daughter Angel and her two granddaughters.

Anthony Price

Anthony Price is an economic development professional and entrepreneur. He is a trusted adviser to startups and growing businesses throughout Connecticut, where he has led economic development initiatives in Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. His expertise is sourcing growth capital for entrepreneurs.

Price turned his love of small-business finance into a business: LootScout, where business finds capital. He created the Hartford Capital Summit, an annual event to educate entrepreneurs about capital.

Price has written for the Hartford Business Journal and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He has appeared on TV, radio programs, blogs and other social media platforms.

Recently, Michael Shuman, author of the book, "The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity," thanked Price for his research assistance.

Price serves on several nonprofit boards in leadership positions and has been on a for-profit board for the past seven years.

Doris Sugarman

Doris Sugarman is the executive director and co-founder of The Connecticut Forum, a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization based in Hartford that presents live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities each year, and community outreach programs including the CT YOUTH Forum.

Sugarman has been widely recognized for her pioneering work at The Connecticut Forum, now in its 24th season, including receiving the Hartford Business Journal's Women in Business Award in 2005. In addition to co-founding The Connecticut Forum, Sugarman is a founder of The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. She serves on the board of directors for Hartford Habitat for Humanity, and, previously, served on the board of directors for Connecticut Children's Medical Center and the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Sugarman has three grown sons — Skip, Jesse and Scott. She lives in West Hartford with her husband, Richard, and their beloved boxer, Mr. Rooney.

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