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Board of Trustees

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. (CPBI) owns multiple unique community-based licenses, with a Board of Trustees serving as fiduciaries and stewards of this non-profit, public media institution. Trustees serve terms of four years. Elections are held each year at CPBI's Annual Meeting.

To Contact Board of Trustees, please call or email the Board Liaison


OFFICERS

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Yvette Meléndez, Chair
Yvette Meléndez is president of YMR Consulting, a management consulting organization. She is a former healthcare policy executive, with over 30 years of experience public policy and has led large government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Meléndez retired in 2017 as Interim President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, where she also chaired its Board of Trustees. Ms. Meléndez is the former Vice President, of Government Relations and Strategic Community Alliances for Hartford HealthCare. Ms. Melendez’ experience includes a diverse background in administration, public policy focusing on human services, public health, and education as well as extensive leadership involvement in the nonprofit and philanthropic community.

In addition to serving on the board of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, Ms. Melendez has diverse corporate and nonprofit board experience including the Boards of The Mitre Corporation, the Connecticut Health Foundation, Hartford HealthCare, Hartford Region, and the UConn/Hartford Board of Advocates. She served as Vice Chair of the CT Board of Regents for Higher Education, and served on the boards of the Wadsworth Atheneum, the World YWCA and the Metro Hartford Alliance, among others.

A native New Yorker, Yvette received a B.A. in History from Brooklyn College, and an M.A. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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George Norfleet, Vice Chair
George Norfleet is the Director of the state of Connecticut’s Office of Film, Television and Digital Media. He began his professional career in advertising before moving into commercial and then feature film production. He has worked on films and television shows helmed by many of Hollywood's top directors and producers, consulted on tax, finance and production structures for film and television productions and spoken on tax incentives at Cineposiums, seminars and film industry conferences across the United States.

As the Director of Connecticut’s Office of Film, Television & Digital Media, George oversees all of the office's programs and operations and focuses the state's resources on marketing Connecticut as a prime destination for film, television, entertainment and digital media companies to conduct production operations or to establish a locus in the state from which to do business. George is also a member of Connecticut Public Media’s board of trustees.


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Mark G. Contreras, President
Mark Contreras, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Public, has led several media businesses through digital transformation. Prior to his role as Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, Contreras served as CEO of Calkins Media, a privately-held local television, digital and local newspaper publishing company. Calkins developed innovative strategies to maximize audience reach, engagement and revenue by embracing streaming media platforms such as Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV. He previously led local newspaper publishing and digital businesses for three public companies including Capital Cities/ABC; Pulitzer, Inc; and The E.W. Scripps Co.

In addition, he served as Chairman of the News Media Association and the American Press Institute. He is a Fellow of the Millennium Class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors of Highlights for Children in Columbus, Ohio and Woodward Communications, Inc in Dubuque, Iowa.

The son of an Irish-American school teacher and a Mexican immigrant, Mark grew up in the Midwest—first in Minneapolis and later Chicago.

Mark has an A.B. in History from the University of Chicago and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.

He and his wife, Marybeth Sughrue, have one adult son, Michael.


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Connie Weaver, Secretary
Connie Weaver is the Chief Marketing Officer of Equitable and a member of the company’s Operating Committee. In this role, Ms. Weaver oversees and aligns marketing, digital, and insights and analytics efforts to advance business objectives and grow the strategic value and positioning of the company through deeper client engagement and an enhanced end-to-end client experience. She is focused on implementing programs to advance the company’s holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals allowing more Americans to face the future with confidence. Since joining the company in 2019, Ms. Weaver has played a key role in the launch and positioning of the Equitable brand in the marketplace.

Prior to joining Equitable, Ms. Weaver served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at TIAA, where she oversaw the transformation of the company’s marketing strategy, digital experience and brand. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at The Hartford, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of AT&T. She has also led award-winning organizations in investor relations and marketing as an executive at Microsoft, McGraw-Hill and MCI.

Ms. Weaver has diverse board and advisory experience, having served on the boards of several corporate and non-profit entities. She currently serves on the boards of Make-A-Wish America, National Council on Aging and Connecticut Public Media among others.

Ms. Weaver holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Textile Science and Marketing from the University of Maryland, and has completed the executive financial management program at Stanford University, the executive marketing management program at Columbia University, and the global strategic planning program at IMEDE (Switzerland).


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Meg Sakellarides, Treasurer**
Meg Sakellarides, Chief Financial Officer of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc, the parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio has over thirty-two years of financial management and business experience, specifically with for-profit financial services organizations and non-profit broadcasting and educational institutions. A 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. degree in Accounting, Ms. Sakellarides is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Connecticut and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Ms. Sakellarides spent seven years as a manager with the Big 4 accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte, specializing in audit services for corporate, banking, and not-for-profit clients. Clients included Emhart Corporation, TD Bank, and the City of Hartford. After her tenure at Deloitte, Ms. Sakellarides spent five years at CIGNA Corporation, an international healthcare insurance company, where she was responsible for human resource development and training for the Financial Executive Development Program (FEDP) for accountants and actuaries. In addition, her financial responsibilities at CIGNA included leading and managing the customer service and financial operations of their Reinsurance Division. The FEDP at CIGNA is one of the country’s most prestigious financial and executive leadership programs and Ms. Sakellarides participated in that executive development program throughout her career at CIGNA.

Ms. Sakellarides has been with Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. for twenty-three years as its Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all financial, administrative, legal and compliance matters for the Company. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is a $20 million operation with three television stations, five radio stations, and has a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary. While at Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., Ms. Sakellarides was selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in PBS’ inaugural class for its Diversity Training Program, a year-long executive development program held at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Ms. Sakellarides is very active in the Hartford community and has been a Board member of several non-profit organizations, including the Connecticut Women’s Council, the Learning Corridor, Inc., and formerly the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Ms. Sakellarides is active in the local arts community, recreational sports, and religious ministry, and currently resides in East Haddam, Connecticut with her husband, Scott Mokoski. Ms. Sakellarides and Mr. Mokoski have two adult children.


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Radha Radhakrishnan, Assistant Treasurer
Radha Radhakrishnan retired as a President and COO from one of Hartford Financial Services Group companies. For nearly three decades, he held various management positions in actuarial, corporate planning, commercial, specialty and reinsurance departments. Prior to joining The Hartford, he was an Assistant Professor with the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia.

Radhakrishnan came to USA in 1969 from India in pursuit of graduate studies. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, India and his Master of Science degree, specializing in Operations Research and Management Science, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Over the years, he has served on number of non-profit boards —Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding (CCIU), Covenant to Care for Children (CCC), Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH), Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society (CVHTS). He served as chairman for the United Way-The Hartford Group and also served as chairman of Connecticut Public advisory board. Radhakrishnan lives in Simsbury and enjoys classical music, travel, and Bridge tournaments.


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Lisa Di Donato Cambria, Assistant Secretary**
Lisa Di Donato Cambria is the Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer at Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. and Assistant Secretary for the Corporation. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of support to the President and CEO, in addition to acting as chief liaison to the company’s Board of Trustees.

Her career with CPBI has spanned over 34 years, including two decades in the local and national programming departments where she supported legendary Executive Producer Larry Rifkin and played a key role in the meteoric rise of CPTV in developing several landmark programs such as Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine and UConn Women’s Basketball. Prior to her current role, she provided executive level support to the Executive Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer.

Lisa holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY. Outside of the C-Suite, Lisa can be found most often in the two places she loves most: her kitchen and along the seashore in Old Lyme. She resides in Manchester with her husband of 25 years, Steve.


BOARD MEMBERS

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Joyce Ahrens
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia Law School, Joyce studied at the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and later, at Oxford University in an International Human Rights Law Program. A native of New York, she has used her education and profession in a variety of ways: as a Practicing Lawyer in private practice early in her career and, by Gubernatorial appointment, as Counsel to the New York State Housing Finance Agency providing legal oversight of the financing of housing, hospitals, college dormitories and nursing homes; in Politics as a Candidate for the New York State Legislature (68th Assembly District) and as an advocate for issues affecting women; in the Financial Sector as a private equity consultant; and throughout, in the Not-For-Profit Sector focusing especially on the Arts and Education and issues impacting the well-being of women and girls.

Among other leadership roles, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College and, in addition to her service as a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale University Graduate School of Music. Her interest in music has been a lifelong one. She and her husband had over a 35 year presence in Norfolk, CT where she was on the Leadership Council of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and was a Board member of the Norfolk Historical Society. She has 2 married sons.


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Kenneth R. Alleyne, M.D.
Kenneth Alleyne is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon practicing in Connecticut and Manhattan. He is the co-founder of Zing Health, a Medicare Advantage plan, and HartHaven Partners, a health care investment firm. He is a member of the board of the UConn Health Center, Connecticut Public Television and Radio, and Louis Armstrong Education Foundation and Student Achievement Through Opportunity. He served on the Community Committee of the state’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group.

He formerly served as a board member at Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Hartford. He is a graduate of Williams College and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Yale University.


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Thomas O. Barnes
Mr. Barnes is Chairman of the Board of Directors and chairs the Executive Committee. He has served as a director of New England Bank Shares, Inc. as well as Valley Bank. Mr. Barnes' qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his experience in the fields of distribution, manufacturing, finance and governance with numerous organizations throughout his career, including the Company's distribution business.

In addition, Mr. Barnes has owned and managed several businesses and has experience in the commercial lending field. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Company for over 30 years and has served as chairman, trustee or director for over 20 non-profit organizations.


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Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Jennifer Brown received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College in 1982 and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985. In 1985-86, Brown served as a law clerk for the Hon. Harold A. Baker, U.S. District Court (C.D. Ill.). She practiced law in litigation at Winston & Strawn in Chicago before entering legal academe as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago.

From 1990-1994, she was an assistant and then associate professor of law at Emory Law School. She joined the Quinnipiac Faculty in 1994 and became a Full Professor in 1996. From 1997 until 2013, Brown also served as Director of Quinnipiac’s Center on Dispute Resolution. In 2013, she was appointed Dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, and during the 2019-2020 academic year, served as the Interim Executive Vice President and Provost of Quinnipiac University.

Over the years, she has taught as a visitor in the law schools at the University of Illinois, Georgetown, and Harvard. For several years she served as a visiting lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale Law School. Her areas of expertise include alternative dispute resolution, LGBT legal issues, and lawyers' professional responsibility.


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John R. Burbank
John Burbank has served served in the role of president with broad global experience in consumer marketing, media, and retail. He is responsible for creating billions of dollars in shareholder value through digital innovation and big data/analytics.

He has led joint product and data partnerships across industry leaders such as Nielsen, P&G, AT&T, Time Warner, Walmart, Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent. He has shown repeated success in building new consumer data businesses while balancing privacy and regulatory constraints.

Mr. Burbank is an experienced Fortune 250, public‐company director (NYSE:Entergy), investor and advisor to more than 30 startups, and developer of 10+ patented approaches to data collection and analytics.


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Gregory B. Butler
Gregory B. Butler is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Eversource Energy. He is responsible for Legal, Corporate Governance, Federal Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Security, and Energy Supply.

Greg serves as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous Eversource subsidiaries as well as the Eversource Energy Foundation. In addition to serving on the board of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, he serves on the Boards of Hartford Health Care, Connecticut Business Industry Association, Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (AdvanceCT), Hartford Stage and Metro Hartford Alliance. He is a member of the Energy Bar Association and is a senior member of The American Leadership Forum. He was also a member of the Transition Teams for Governors’-elect Ned Lamont and Dannel P. Malloy and has played roles in numerous political campaigns at state, local and national levels.

A native of Cazenovia, New York, Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1980 and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Albany Law School of Union University in 1988. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.


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Arnold Chase
Mr. Chase is President and a Director of Gemini Networks, Inc. and Co- President of Chase Enterprises Holding LLC, Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Chase previously served as a Director of UIL Holdings Corporation from 1999 to 2015, and has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Avangrid, Inc.

Mr. Chase is also a Trustee of Talcott Mountain Science Center and a member of the board of directors of Hartford Hospital. Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. Mr. Chase has an extensive background in technology-driven business building and security matters pertaining to critical infrastructure.


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Paul A. FitzPatrick
Paul A. FitzPatrick is a 1969 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross, where he was student body president and class president his junior year. His graduate school studies include a M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado during which time he also taught journalism at the college level. Paul has been a recipient of various cable industry awards and has been among industry publication list of ‘Top 100’ cable television executives, including in 2005 when he was ranked #4..

Paul’s early experience focused on public policy, education and politics where he worked in the Office of Telecommunications Policy and was a Junior Fellow at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies’ Communication Program. He was also a speechwriter for the Governor of Colorado and co-manager of a Colorado congressional primary and general election campaign. Paul then joined Titsch Publishing, Inc. as COO and editor-in-chief. The sale of the company’s industry focused publications to International Thomson (now Thomson Reuters) several years later marked Paul’s transition to programming networks and TV production.

From the early ‘80s to 2000, Paul served as CEO or COO of The Golf Channel, The Weather Channel, NewsTalk Television and Cable Satellite Public Affairs Networks (C-SPAN). From 2000 to 2010, Paul was executive vice president of RHI Entertainment, the #1 producer and distributor in the world of made-for-TV, award winning movies and mini-series and COO and CEO of Crown Media Holdings, which owned and operated Hallmark branded channels versioned in 17 languages and distributed in over 100 countries. From 2010-2016, Paul was CEO and COO of RLTV, a cable television and online network serving the interests and needs of the 110 million 50+ audience of Boomers, Seniors and GenXers.

Following his retirement in 2016, Paul devoted much of his work-related efforts in assisting RLTV’s founder and chairman in securing a sale of the company, completed in late 2017. In early 2018, Paul established Lymestone Media Services, LLC. Clients include programming content and distribution organizations. His next goal is to explore additional, new immersive experiences and adventures that tap his 50+ years of business leadership, groundbreaking initiatives, public service and politics.

He and his wife, Nancy, are parents of three children and grandparents of two granddaughters and a grandson. A family preoccupation is just about any sport--baseball particularly, in which their sons and other family members played and worked.


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Jeffrey A. Flaks
Jeffrey A. Flaks is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), Connecticut’s only truly integrated healthcare system, with 30,000 employees and nearly 350 access points across (and beyond) Connecticut.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Flaks served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HHC and, earlier, as president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center and largest teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Before being named CEO, Mr. Flaks served as Hartford Hospital’s COO. Previously, Mr. Flaks was COO at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn., Earlier, he held leadership roles in health systems in New York and Detroit.

Mr. Flaks is a proud Connecticut native who is passionate about the culture of the organization. He feels strongly that business leaders must lead by example, and has made a commitment to creating an organization that values its employees and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

Mr. Flaks has received numerous honors over his career, including selection by Modern Healthcare as one of the top 12 industry leaders in the nation and being named one of the 50 most influential people in Connecticut by Hartford Magazine. He was honored as a Crain’s New York Business “New York’s Rising Stars: 40 under 40” and has received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regents Award for outstanding leadership.

Mr. Flaks was elected to and served on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Among his many governance appointments, Mr. Flaks is a director of the Connecticut Science Center; Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.; and the Connecticut Hospital Association. He is a member of The George Washington University School of Public Health Dean’s Council, the university’s President’s Advisory Council and numerous professional associations.

Mr. Flaks is widely published and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a master’s degree in health services administration and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College.


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Jeffrey S. Hoffman
Jeffrey S. Hoffman is Co-Chairman of the Hoffman Auto Group. Mr. Hoffman is involved in numerous professional associations and sits on the Boards of several Greater Hartford organizations, including The Bushnell, Hartford Stage Company, Mandell Jewish Community Center, MetroHartford Alliance, Goodwin College and University of Hartford. He is a major supporter of the arts, education and medical organizations in the Greater Hartford Community.


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Aedhmar Hynes
Aedhmar Hynes is a leader in the communications and marketing industry. She has ranked among the top 50 most powerful global communications professionals and in 2019 was inducted into PRWeek’s Hall of Fame. Most recently, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Text100 one of the world’s largest, digital communications agencies with 22 offices and over 600 consultants across Europe, North America and Asia. Her specialization has been in the technology industry and her consulting work included clients such as Adobe, Cisco, Harmon, IBM, Lenovo and Xerox. Aedhmar has worked in the communications and marketing industry for more than three decades, leading and supporting many of the world’s most important brands through digital transformation and technology disruption.

In addition, Aedhmar is an experienced public Board Director. She is currently the Senior Non-Executive Director of The IP Group plc IPO.L (LSE) and has served as a Director of Rosetta Stone Inc. RST (NYSE) and Tupperware TUP (NYSE).

She is the immediate Past-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the current Chair of Nominations & Governance Committee of The Page Society, the preeminent industry body for Chief Communications Officers of Fortune 500 companies. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and a Board Director of TechnoServe. In 2019 Aedhmar was inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Fame. Her most recent awards include The 2019 Humanitarian Award from Concern Worldwide, being named the 2018 Global Communications Professional of the Year and receiving The NUI Galway Alumni Award for Business and Commerce. Prior to this she received The Center Plank Mentoring Award, The Page Distinguished Service Award and The Global Technology Award for Communications. She is a 2008 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute, a member of The Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of The International Women’s Forum.


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Peter G. Kelly
Peter Kelly received his J.D. from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Mr. Kelly received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Central Connecticut State University and an Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences from University of St. Joseph. He served as Democratic National Committee Finance Chairman (1981-1985) and National Treasurer (1979-1981). He served as senior political advisor to Al Gore in 1988 and 2000, Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, and John Kerry in 2004. He was among the founders of our American democratization foundations and served as Chairman of International Foundation for Electoral Systems which worked in over 70 countries around the World.

Mr. Kelly is a founder and now Of Counsel of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy P.C. He was Chairman of (currently known as) Prime Policy Group in Washington, D.C. and Managing Director (Latin America) of Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations company and as Chairman of PBN Company, based in Moscow, Russia. Over the years, Mr. Kelly has served on over three dozen civic boards, local, national and international. He is a former Chairman of Metro Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hartford Arts Council and St. Francis (Hospital) Foundation. He currently serves as Chairman of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, a Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Malta House of Care, Inc. (funding free primary health care to the uninsured of Central Connecticut).


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Michael P. Price
Michael P. Price has served as Chairman of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and its successor, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development's Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee since 1992 under both Democratic and Republican Governors. He is the longest serving artistic director of a professional theatre in the United States. As the Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals since 1968, he has produced more than 235 musicals, including 75 world premieres and transferred 19 productions to Broadway, including the world premieres of Shenandoah, Man of La Mancha and Annie. His productions have won 13 Tony Awards and 33 nominations.

He has also accepted two special Tony Awards on Goodspeed's behalf. In 2019, he was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Price is married to Jo-Ann Nevas Price. They have two children, Daniel and Rebecca.


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Eugene Salorio
Eugene Salorio is Professor in Residence at the University of Connecticut School of Business where he teaches courses in business strategy and international business in both the MBA and undergraduate programs. His research and publications have principally been in the areas of international trade, foreign direct investment, and corporate political behavior. He has received both the undergraduate and MBA teaching awards from the School of Business as well as the school’s service award. Professor Salorio’s activities at UConn include two terms as vice president of the UConn AAUP chapter and separately the contract bargaining committee on two occasions, University Senate Diversity Committee, Provost’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and the School of Business Strategic Planning Committee.

Professor Salorio was on the faculty at Baruch College/City University of New York and Georgetown University prior to joining UConn in 2001. He has a D.B.A. In International Business from Harvard University, a M.B.A. in Finance and an M.S. in Business Policy from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Medieval History from Wesleyan University.

Professor Salorio began his professional career as a copyboy at The New York Times, where his byline appeared in over 20 stories in the Sunday Business and Financial News section. He later served as a U.S. Foreign Service Office in Brazil and Washington, D.C., and subsequently as Treasurer of the Pan American Seafood Corporation, a medium size multinational with operations in Chile, Ecuador, Panama, and El Salvador.

Professor Salorio has been engaged in multiple local community groups and activities, particularly those involving one or another of his children. His most important service was as a Commissioner on the CT State Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Committee (LPRAC), including several years as treasurer.


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Catalina Samper-Horak
Catalina Samper-Horak is a highly experienced non-profit executive, community leader and social sector entrepreneur. A seasoned collaborator across sectors, she was the founder and first executive director of Building One Community (B1C) based in Stamford, Connecticut. B1C launched as Neighbors Link Stamford and was established to address the needs of low-income immigrants. After stepping down from B1C, she served as interim CEO of 4-CT and organization created to address the needs of CT’s most vulnerable residents disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. She is on the board of Americares Free Clinic and the investment committee of Social Venture Partners-CT.

Born and raised in Colombia, Samper-Horak has lived and worked in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Switzerland and the USA, bringing a robust portfolio of experience working in the non-profit sector across countries. Samper-Horak holds an M.S. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; an M.A. in Non- Profit Management from The New School, New York, NY; and a BS in Biology from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.


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E. Roger Williams
Roger Williams is a principal of a video production company and has worked at various media companies including Warner Communications, Turner Broadcasting, ESPN, Travel Channel, Speedvision and Outdoor Life Network. Mr. Williams also has served as a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee for the United States Department of Justice, serving in the Wilmington, Delaware office.

Roger Williams was elected Constable in November 2017. Previously, he served on the Town Council from November 2011 to November 2015. While on the Town Council, he chaired the Public Safety Sub-Committee as well as the Finance and General Government Sub-Committee. Mr. Williams also served on the first School Safety Committee and the Saxe Building Committee. Roger Williams has been a resident of New Canaan since 1995.


Edith Bjornson – Trustees Emeriti

**Officer of the Corporation, not a Trustee


MEETINGS

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Board of Trustees Meetings
2023-2022-2021

All meetings of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. and its Committees are open to the public except for the Compensation Committee meetings, which are closed meetings. Compensation Committee Meetings are closed to the public because the Committee considers confidential matters relating to compensation and benefits relating to individual employees. With the exception of Compensation meetings, the public may attend and observe any meeting in the Executive Board room of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., at 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00pm
  • Location: Alumni House, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30pm
  • Location: Alumni House, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
  • Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT
  • Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2023
  • Strategic Retreat
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT

Finance Committee Meetings

  • Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM

Compensation Committee Meeting

  • Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via Zoom

Audit Committee Meetings

  • Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM

Executive Committee Meeting

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

Fund Development Committee Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM

Investment Committee Meetings

  • Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: ZOOM

Governance and Nominating Committee Meetings

  • Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM
  • Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Via ZOOM