Garrett1 1NEW HAVEN: Garrett F. Sheehan has been named President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce. Sheehan succeeds Anthony Rescigno, who led the organization for more than 17 years. Sheehan will begin work in his new position on March 1, 2018.

Sheehan said, “The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is a pillar of our community and has an excellent track record of providing services for our membership and leadership on key issues affecting the New Haven region. I am excited to begin working with the staff, board, members, and volunteers of this amazing organization to help write the next chapter for the Chamber,” said Sheehan.

Sheehan experience includes working with “local companies, building partnerships throughout communities and the state, and understanding regional growth and competitiveness.” He most recently served as a Community Relations & Economic Development Specialist at Eversource.

Sheehan also served as an economic developer at The United Illuminating Company, from 2007-2013.

Sheehan has been a law clerk for the Honorable Bethany J. Alvord of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He also served in the Connecticut Army National Guard as an infantry officer in the New Haven-based First Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment. In 2010, Sheehan completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan, serving as a platoon leader and executive officer.

Sheehan has Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and he graduated in 2000. Sheehan spent two years as a TV anchor for WTOK-TV in Meridian Mississippi. Sheehan has a Masters of Business from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.