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CERC’s greatest value lies in our accomplished, professional staff who have a commitment to customer service, which has earned CERC a reputation for excellence in Connecticut.

Robin Backer »

Finance Specialist

Robin maintains CERC's accounts payables and receivables, payroll, and purchasing.

Sadie Colcord »

Municipal Services Associate

Sadie provides support with the development of strategies for local economic growth, outreach to municipalities, and grant writing.

Elliot Cyr »

Director of Information Technology

Elliot manages the organization's hardware and software needs, internet applications and electronic communication systems.

Alissa DeJonge »

Vice President of Research

Alissa is responsible for the company’s business and economic research services, and performs extensive research and analysis concerning state and regional issues.

Peter Denious »

President & CEO

Peter leads the organization in fostering business development in Connecticut.

Rachel Gretencord »

Financial & Research Analyst

Rachel supports CERC’s research clients, with a focus on financial analyses and feasibility studies.

Courtney Hendricson »

Vice President of Municipal Services

Courtney specializes in designing and implementing economic development strategies and oversees CERC's services to Connecticut municipalities.

Patricia McLaughlin »

Governance and Research Analyst

Patricia works on a variety of research projects, development initiatives, corporate governance and communications for CERC.

Natalie Rosenbaum »

Administrative Assistant

Natalie provides overall administrative support for the CERC organization.

Erron Smith »

Associate Director of Business Development

Erron is responsible for researching and promoting commercial real estate properties suitable for business relocation and expansion needs in Connecticut.

Kristiana Sullivan »

Vice President of Marketing

Kristi provides strategic direction to CERC and its marketing department and services for CERC’s state, municipal and nonprofit clients.

Elizabeth Wallace, EDP »

Director of Business Services

Beth assists new, expanding and relocating businesses with navigating through the business resources and the state’s licensing and registration process.

Paul Ward »

Vice President of Finance

Paul is responsible for CERC’s accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and financial planning.