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The YMCA of Greater Hartford would like to announce its new Board of Directors leadership team, as well as the individuals who have been newly elected to serve on our Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. Each new members’ term expires in 2022.

Eric Clapprood, Principal at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, is the new board chair for the YMCA Greater Hartford. We are excited to have Eric in this new role and look forward to the dynamic and innovative leadership he will bring to our organization.

When asked about his new leadership role and the impact he hopes to make, Eric asserts, “Leading the YMCA of Greater Hartford is a tremendous honor. I look forward to continuing to engage the service area our 12 facilities across northern Connecticut comprise. Our greatest impact will be increasing educational, health, camping and other services to those of all ages and income levels across the 50,000-plus customers we serve daily.”

Harold Sparrow, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, said, “Eric has been an integral part of our Board of Directors for the past two years as the board chair-elect and for two years before that as a director, and was previously a vital presence as the chair of the Board of Advisors for the Farmington Valley YMCA. Eric has been a member of our YMCA family for more than a decade, and we look forward to his leadership as we enter a new decade at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.”

The rest of the new leadership team includes:

Tom Rechen, Board Chair Elect
McCarter & English

Linda Knox, Vice Chair
The Knox Group

Peter Olson, Vice Chair
CBRE – Global Workspace Solutions

Rich Burness, Past Board Chair
Athene Holding Ltd., Retiree

Annette Larabee, Treasurer
Webster Bank

Carmen Sierra, Secretary
City of Hartford

New Directors:

Julianne Avallone
State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Dr. Reggie Eadie
Trinity Health of New England

R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel
MetroHartford Alliance, Retiree

Tim McGrath

Tim Restall
Hartford Yard Goats

New Trustee:

Kim Bishop
MetroHartford Alliance