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A Message from President and CEO David Griggs:

I am pleased to announce that the MetroHartford Alliance has elected David C. Robinson to Chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The Travelers Companies, Inc. I want to thank Andy for his many years of service to the organization and personally for the opportunity to lead the Alliance. I look forward to continuing our work together.
David is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at The Hartford, a role he assumed in June 2015. In this capacity, he oversees the law department, government affairs, and compliance. He also chairs the company’s Environment Committee. In his time engaged with the Alliance, David’s leadership and vision have contributed to our growth as a Region and role as an economic development partnership. We are fortunate to have him as Board Chair.
David received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and his JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School. He also holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hartford.
“I’m honored to take over as Chair of the Alliance Board and look forward to working closely with David Griggs, the management team, and my fellow directors as we continue to build a world class economic development organization focused on growth, jobs, and a vibrant Hartford Region,” Robinson said. “The Hartford Region has always boasted an exceptional quality of life, and people are excited about the momentum of residential development, new entrepreneurial startups, growth of unique local businesses, and the revitalization of neighborhoods in Connecticut’s capital city.”
Warm Regards,
David Griggs, CEcD, EDFP
President and CEO
MetroHartford Alliance