Daniel Headshot EditedDaniel Fitzmaurice Appointed Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Eileen O’Donnell, Chair of the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Daniel Fitzmaurice as their next Executive Director effective March 13, 2017.

Mr. Fitzmaurice comes to the Arts Council from neighboring arts organization Creative Arts Workshop where he has served as Executive Director since 2015. Under his leadership, Creative Arts Workshop has expanded its visibility, programs, and fiscal stability. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of the Elm Shakespeare Company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the Arts Council during this important transition,” said Ms. O’Donnell. “As an arts leader, collaborator, and innovator, he is exactly what our regional arts and cultural sector of the 21st century needs.”

politoRobert F. Polito was named chair of the Masonicare Board of Trustees. As Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender with Webster Bank for 23 years, Polito served on the board of the senior living and healthcare non-profit for 10 years. Polito chairs the Investment Committee and IT Steering Committee of Masonicare and has been involved in fundraising for The Masonic Charity Foundation. He earned his B.A. in public policy from Eastern Connecticut State University, an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven and a post-graduate business certificate from UCONN.




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Cutolo Bernier

GLASTONBURY: Tanya Cutolo, AIA, LEED AP and Nathan Bernier, LEED AP, are joining S/L/A/M Construction Services (SLAM CS) team as business development director and as a senior estimator, respectively.

Cutolo has more than twenty-five years of experience in the design and construction field. seventeen years as an architect and 8 in construction field.

Cutolo will be responsible for the leadership of the SLAM CS marketing team, developing new business opportunities and enhancing engagements with existing clients.

HARTFORD, CT -- Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) announces that Karla Fortunato will be its new president, effective May 1 

Fortunato comes to CCP after 13 years at the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), a national alliance of 60 philanthropic organizations based in Rockville, MD. As director of HEFN, she has managed its programming, outreach, and operations, promoting collaboration on shared goals among its members.  Fortunato previously served as associate director of policy for Health Care for All in Boston, engaging in policy research, communications, and campaigns, and as a consultant for The Public Policy Institute, also in Boston. 

hendricksonFARMINGTON: Women in Commercial Real Estate in Connecticut are few and far between, only three of the forty-six SIOR member in the Connecticut/Western Mass chapter are women. CREW-CT says, it is “dedicated to supporting and advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate”, the group has elected Courtney Hendricson as its new president to lead that mission.

Hendricson, is vice president of municipal services at the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), where she “designs and implements economic development strategies and drives CERC’s services to Connecticut municipalities."

LEARY ADVIRSAMILFORD: John Leary, MAI, CRE, has joined Advisra Consulting of Milford, as senior valuation consultant. With more than 40 years of real estate industry experience, Leary will be a “key member of Advisra’s valuation group.”

Most recently, Leary was president of Leary Counseling and Valuation, Inc., based in Hamden, and specializing in real estate dispute resolution and litigation support, appraisal review services in any United States market, major and complex property appraisals in the northeastern United States, and commercial real estate mass appraisal services. For the last four decades, Mr. Leary has developed expertise in real estate appraisal, arbitration and mediation and has been a national leader in developing industry standards.