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May 16, 2016 Accolades & More

Six Residents Honored for boosting CT convention industry

Pictured (from left) are: H. Scott Phelps, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau; Charles Beckman; Eugene Doris; Carolyn Thomas; Africka Hinds; Walter Veselka; Tim Webb; and Paul Robertson, chair of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau.
Samuel S. Gray, Jr.

Six state residents have been honored with “2016 Bring It Home Awards” from the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau for their contributions to making the state a successful meetings, convention and major sports events venue.

The award recipients included:

• Hartford residents Africka S. Hinds and Carolyn M. Thomas of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, for bringing AKA's 85th North Atlantic Regional Conference to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, March 30-April 3, 2016; 

• Guilford resident Charles B. Beckman, president of the Connecticut Model A Restorers Club, for bringing the club's New England meet to the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton in Sept. 18-20, 2015; 

• Old Lyme resident Walter E. Veselka and Enfield resident Tim Webb of the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association, for bringing the 2016 APWA North American Snow & Ice Conference to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, this coming May 22-25, 2016;  

• Fairfield resident Eugene P. Doris, the athletic director for Fairfield University, for bringing the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Regional to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, March 26-28, 2016. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford CEO Selected for Inaugural Leadership Summit

Samuel S. Gray, Jr., president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, has been selected to participate in a new year-long leadership development program called the Leadership Summit. The program will begin in June 2016 with a collaborative educational experience designed by Harvard Business School Executive Education and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Hartford Credit Union CEO Recognized

Marco Signorello, president and CEO of Hartford Municipal Employees' Federal Credit Union, was honored and recognized by the Credit Union League of Connecticut with the 2016 Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year.

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