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February 20, 2023 / 2023 Power 50

2023 Power 50: 50. Johanna Bond

Johanna Bond

In business and sports, it’s hard to replace a legend. 

But that’s exactly what Johanna Bond is doing this year. 

Bond is the new president and CEO of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, a role she took over from Larry McHugh, who retired at the end of 2022, after nearly four decades in the job. 

Colloquially known as “coach” to many, McHugh was a former high school teacher and football coach who built one of Connecticut’s largest and most influential business groups with more than 2,000 members. He was also a major UConn booster, having chaired the flagship state university’s board of trustees for years. 

Bond actually interned at the chamber when she was a college student at Central Connecticut State University, first joining the business group in 1994. 

Since that time, she took on increasing levels of responsibility including director of events, vice president and most recently chief operating officer. She has led many key programs and projects throughout her 28-year career, according to the chamber.

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