Board of Directors

Max Kothari

CEO, Express Kitchens (Chair)

Yvon Alexandre

Owner, Vibz Uptown

Lawrence Davis

Vice President, Webster Bank

Vicki Gallon-Clark

Executive Director, Blue Hills Civic Association

David Griggs

President & CEO, MetroHartford Alliance

Moraima Gutierrez

Assistant District Director, U.S. Small Business Association

Maria Lino

Principal, The Latino Way

Charles Myers

Director of Events, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Erin Howard

Director of Economic Development, City of Hartford

Jordan Polon

Executive Director, Hartford Business Improvement District

Marilyn Risi

Director, Upper Albany Main Street

Fernando Rosa


Rick Stevens

VP of Business Development, Severance Foods

James Szerejko

Partner, Halloran & Sage, LLC

Yanil Terón

Executive Director, Center for Latino Progress

Cary Wheaton

Executive Director, Billings Forge Community Works

Hartford Chamber Staff

Julio Concepción

Executive Director

Jeremy Szechenyi

Chief Marketing Officer