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September 15, 2021

HBJ names 2021 C-Suite and Lifetime Achievement Award winners

The Hartford Business Journal has named its 2021 C-Suite and Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

Winners will be honored Wednesday Oct. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Farmington Gardens in Farmington. They will also be recognized in a special awards insert in HBJ's Oct. 4 issue. Tickets for the event are available here. Tables are available for purchase by contacting Christina Zuraw, events manager at

The winners include:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kim Beauregard, InterCommunity Health Care
Jim Loree, Stanley Black & Decker


Category: CEO/President/Executive Director

Karen F. Munson, Munson's Chocolates
Gary Havican, Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center
George Hermann, Windsor Federal
David Hopkins, Urban League of Greater Hartford
Jason Howey, OKAY Industries, Inc.
Kirti Patel, Eppendorf Manufacturing Corp.
Jay Williams, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Edison T. Liu, M.D., Jackson Labs

Category: Chief Financial Officer

Athena Dellas Szczesniak, Wheeler Clinic
Charlie Johnson, Hartford HealthCare
Bonnie Malley, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Category: Chief Marketing Officer

Laurie Tobias, Johnson Brunetti Retirement & Investment Specialists

Category: Chief Operating Officer

Thea Montañez, City of Hartford

Category: Chief Technology Officer

Mark Maybury, Stanley Black & Decker

Category: Chief Actuary

Neil Kelsey, ConnectiCare

Category: Government Affairs

David Robinson, The Hartford

Category: Sustainability

Susan Rochford, Legrand, VP, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy

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