Rebecca supports lead management and real estate services for business development activities in domestic and international markets. In this role, she is a liaison to the real estate brokerage, and site selection consultant communities. She provides consulting activities for municipalities, chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations.
Prior to joining the Alliance in 2005, Rebecca held positions with SullivanHayes Companies Northeast, LLC, a commercial retail brokerage firm located in Farmington.
Rebecca is a member of the Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS), the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and CoreNet Global Network (Corporate Real Estate Executives Network) CT/Westchester Chapter. She also was the first recipient of the Lisa M. Kolodziej scholarship from CEDAS in 2009 to pursue her professional education in economic development.
In 2011, she received CEDAS President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the association. She is a major contributor to the communications committee and supports the CEDAS board on their initiatives and mission.
Rebecca currently serves on the program planning team for Northeast Utilities’ Community Builders Institute; Co-chairs the program committee for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CT ICSC Alliance; represents MetroHartford Alliance on the steering committee for the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (HSEP); is a former board member for HSEP’s program InternHere.com; and sits on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee for Community Health Resource (CHR).
Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Fine Arts from the University of Hartford, Hartford Arts School. She graduated from of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and received her Economic Development Professional (EDP) designation from the Northeastern Economic Developers Association in 2010.
- Municipal economic development
- International business recruitment and retention