By Mark Pazniokas

Gina McCarthy official portraitHartford: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy engaged in some high-level recycling Monday, bringing back Gina McCarthy to serve on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Green Bank.

McCarthy was the commissioner of environmental protection in Connecticut under Malloy’s predecessor, Gov. M. Jodi Rell, before going to Washington to serve as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama. She also was an environmental official in Massachusetts under Gov. Mitt Romney.

Losasso Michael AntinozziBridgeport: Michael LoSasso, AIA, LEED|AP BD+C has been named named principal in the architectural and interior design firm, Antinozzi Associates.

LoSasso has been a practicing architect for more than 25 years, joining the Antinozzi as a project architect in 2011. According to the company, “he has worked as senior project manager on several educational and institutional projects.”

Arasimowicz fuelcellDANBURY: Fuel Cell Energy [Nasdaq: FCEL] has appointed Jennifer Arasimowicz was promoted to the newly created officer position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.  Arasimowicz, a licensed attorney in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts, has responsibility for legal and government affairs. Arasimowicz joined FuelCell Energy in 2012 as Associate Counsel and was promoted to Vice President in 2014.

Prior to FuelCell Energy, Ms. Arasimowicz served as General Counsel of Total Energy Corporation, a New York based diversified energy products and service company providing a broad range of specialized services to utilities and industrial companies.  Previously, she was a partner at Shipman & Goodwin in Hartford, Connecticut chairing the Utility Law Practice Group and began her legal career as an associate at Murtha Cullina.  She earned her Juris Doctor at Boston University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University.

Putterman Photo 11 26 14 3HARTFORD: The Connecticut News Project, publisher of The Connecticut Mirror and its sister websites TrendCT and CT Viewpoints, has named West Hartford resident and communications professional  Bruce Putterman as its new chief executive officer and publisher. The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit online news publication covering state and federal government, public policy, and politics.

Ulysses B. Hammond CNP’s board president said. “To be accountable to our mission and audience, this means CNP needs to be agile and cutting edge. Our board was very impressed by Bruce’s leadership skills, record of innovation, business experience, collaborative style, and knowledge of Connecticut. His combination of skills is just what we need to advance our mission.”

Dobbins Maureen hoffmanMaureen J. Dobbins, MBA, Director of Business Development of Hoffman Architects in Hamden, has been voted President-Elect of the Southern Connecticut Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Beginning in 2018, Dobbins will serve as President of the organization. BOMA “supports those in the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, leadership, and education.”

2018 will be the 35th anniversary of BOMA. Dobbins is a principal at Hoffman and directs business development, sales, and marketing activities for the firm.

boston red sox hat baseball navy blue m fitted closed back 47 brand cotton blend 447c64a5bb0f3fc19a1a1fc13e54c0fdNEW HAVEN: If Yale students find a reason to protest the 2017 Yale Class Day speaker they may have most of America and God himself, herself[?] to deal with.

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Red Sox, will be this year’s Class Day speaker on Sunday, May 21, during Commencement weekend.

A graduate of Yale College (Class of 1995), Epstein is a former sports reporter and sports editor at the Yale Daily News.cubs hat

As General Manager of the Red Sox he helped deliver the World Series to Boston fans after a wait of 86 years – and he was only 30 at the time.

Apparently either success went to his head, or he was up for another challenge when he joined the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations. Cubs fans had loser bragging rights that even surpassed the Red Sox. They hadn’t won a world championship since Roosevelt was president, that’s Theodore Roosevelt.