Vice President of Research
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Alissa is responsible for the company’s business and economic research services, and performs extensive research and analysis concerning state and regional issues. Her work includes industry profiles, regional and fiscal impact analyses, survey research, benchmarking and evaluation. She currently serves as an advisor to the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Alissa has been a guest on radio programs and various TV networks around the state, and has been quoted in newspapers locally and nationally, including the Wall Street Journal and U.S. World & News Report. In addition, she has presented workshops and seminars to statewide and international audiences.
Alissa is a Connecticut native who earned her master’s degree in international and development economics from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College. She has participated in several research courses sponsored by Columbia, Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities; her most recent course was Columbia University Executive Education’s Driving Strategic Impact. She also participated in the Leadership Development Roundtable program for emerging nonprofit leaders in the Hartford area, and served on the Connecticut team for the National Governors’ Association Making the Future for Advanced Manufacturing project.
Alissa was selected as a Hartford Business Journal as a “40 Under Forty” in 2010 for contributions to her organization and community. She was the 2012 Catherine McAuley award recipient for service to her alma mater, Mercy High School. In 2014, she was named one of “40 Women Under 40 To Watch” by the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund.
She is current chair of the Board of Trustees of Mercy High School, and past president of the Hartford Area Business Economists. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the Northeastern Economic Developers Association, the Connecticut Economic Development Association, and Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs.
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