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November 12, 2019

Leadership Greater Hartford CEO Carroll to retire

Photo | Brian Ambrose Photography Ted Carroll is retiring as president and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford.

Ted Carroll, president and CEO of Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH), says he plans to retire next summer after leading the organization for more than three decades.

Carroll recently informed the organization’s board of directors he will retire June 30, in an effort to spend more time with his family. A national search for his successor has begun, LGH said.

Carroll has led LGH, which aims to train and connect leaders in the Hartford area, since about a decade after its founding in 1986.

“I firmly believe that our organization’s best days are ahead of us and not behind us,” Carroll said in a letter to constituents Tuesday. “My fondest hope is that we’ll continue together to lead, love and serve a community to which I remain deeply committed.”

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Carroll was appointed to lead LGH after completing its flagship leadership program, Quest.

He has grown the nonprofit’s programming over the years to provide numerous community leadership programs for high school and college students, mid-career professionals, executives and retirees. The organization also has consulting and training services geared toward more than 40 business, nonprofit and government clients annually.

His professional career started as the executive director of Hartford’s Southend Community Services, which educates urban youth on becoming economically independent. The organization is now known as Our Piece of the Pie (OPP).

The Association of Leadership Program, a national organization based in Texas, recently honored Carroll with its Lifetime Legacy Award.

“Ted has given LGH and our region the best of himself for more than three decades, and his work will undoubtedly influence Hartford leaders for generations to come,” said LGH board chair Jason Jakubowski, also CEO of Foodshare.

Jakubowski will co-chair the search committee with LGH chair-elect Tisa Rabun-Marshall, who also serves as assistant vice president of digital marketing operations for Hartford insurer Nassau Re.

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