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George M. Thomson Named Chair of MetroHartford Alliance Strategic Partners

Apr 01, 2015
George M. ThomsonHartford, Conn. (April 2, 2015) – The MetroHartford Alliance Board of Directors has confirmed George M. Thomson, CPA/CVA, Principal and Director of Accounting and Auditing Services at Filomeno & Company, P.C. as the next chair of the Alliance’s Strategic Partners. He takes the reins from Elliot Ginsberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

The Strategic Partners include over 130 investors that represent a broad segment of the Hartford Region’s most important employers. They meet monthly to discuss issues of interest and concern to businesses and other organizations in the Region and help to set the Alliance's strategy along with Leadership Investors. The Alliance’s mission is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that it remains a premier place to live, work, play and raise a family.  

“It has been my pleasure to serve as Chair of the Strategic Partners for over five years during which time we saw strong growth and retention of our membership,” Ginsberg commented.

“I am honored to follow in Elliot’s footsteps as Chair and look forward to working with the diverse organizations and businesses that make up the Strategic Partners who are responsible for and will be the drivers of much of our Region's employment growth,” said Thomson. “Together, we can accomplish so much more for our City, our Region, and our businesses.”

Bonnie Malley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. and Chair of the Alliance’s Board of Directors, noted, "Elliot has contributed tremendously to the Alliance’s work over the past several years as Chair of the Strategic Partners. George likewise brings great energy to his new role, and we are all excited to see how he will develop the Strategic Partners in years to come.”

To learn more about the benefits of investing in the MetroHartford Alliance, visit http://www.metrohartford.com/membership/member-benefits.

Photo by Allegra Anderson Photography.

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The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play and raise a family.  Through its members’ intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Visit www.metrohartford.com for more information.

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