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July 25, 2016 40 Under Forty 2016

Rebecca Kennedy Corbin Loree

Rebecca Kennedy Corbin Loree Rebecca Kennedy Corbin Loree
Rebecca Kennedy Corbin Loree in denim.
Rebecca Kennedy Corbin Loree mentoring young girls at Grace Academy's Circle of Peace and Respect.

Age: 38

Company: Corbin Perception Group LLC

Title: Founder and Managing Partner

Town where I live: Farmington

Town where I work: Farmington

College: Washington College

Q&A:

What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? I run all aspects of Corbin, a catalyst in helping public companies unlock/create value. I manage a 12-person team, consult clients and serve as an external guest speaker. High-level goals: Continue to grow top-line, increase brand awareness, and foster an innovative workplace.

What are your goals for your community involvement? From sitting on boards of nonprofits to hosting events at our home to engender community and increase awareness to mentoring individuals, I use everything with which I have been blessed to give back.

What's your biggest passion? I am passionate about being a source of positive energy creation every day. This manifests itself in everything I do but probably none as apparent as the zeal I have as wife to my amazing husband and mother to our three wonderful daughters.

What are your future aspirations? From a business perspective, I would like to author a book by leveraging our firm's novel research and my subject matter expertise: value creation through best-in-class investor relations. Personally, I would like to engender a movement that encourages people to be nicer and kinder to each other.

What role can young leaders play in shaping Hartford's future? Young leaders are the future of Hartford. I believe young leaders play a critical role in helping evolve the perception of and creating more positive buzz around Hartford. As a trustee of two of Hartford's notable cultural assets — the Bushnell and Hartford Symphony — I am actively involved in building awareness and community engagement. #HartfordPride

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

  1. Founded a Wall Street-facing firm in 2007 that withstood the Great Recession and has been profitable every year with a compound annual growth rate of 33 percent.
  2. Directly contributed to the Hartford economy by creating jobs and employing 12 people.
  3. Created a research publication in 2008, Inside the Buy-side, which is covered by news affiliates worldwide.
  4. Over many years of persistence, developed a meaningful relationship and special bond with my 19-year-old stepdaughter.

Time Tested:

What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? My collection of mementos, milestones and letters from beloved family members and friends, which I read from time to time

What hobby did you develop at a young age that you still enjoy today? Gardening

Who do you consider your mentor? Jim Loree, President and COO at Stanley Black & Decker (my husband), and Connie Weaver, EVP and Chief Marketing/Communications Officer at TIAA

See the complete list of Forty Under 40 Winners for 2016! 

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