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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.

Sarah Ficenec, Ph.D. »

Senior Research and Policy Analyst

Sarah conducts a wide range of analyses, such as demographic, economic and fiscal impacts; benchmarking and best practice studies; and surveys and feasibility studies.

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.

Jessica Inacio »

Assistant Director of Business Recruitment

Jessica Inacio provides overall support to CERC’s business development initiatives by coordinating recruitment efforts and managing relationships with key stakeholders in Connecticut’s business community and economic development network.

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.

Robert Santy »

President & CEO

Bob leads the organization in developing and delivering economic development services, aimed at improving the state's competitiveness.

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.

Mengxi (Mia) Ying »

Research Analyst

Mia conducts a wide range of economic analyses such as economic and fiscal impacts; demographic, economic and fiscal trend reports; benchmarking and best practice studies; surveys and more.