Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy Launch Announced

For Immediate Release

(New Haven, CT, January 22, 2020) The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) in coordination with Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA), Hartford County Bar Association, CFA Society Hartford, Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals, and Connecticut Bar Association announces the launch of a Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy

The academy will inspire emerging leaders by strengthening leadership skills, building relationships, cultivating talent, and creating a collaborative community among several professions for the next generation of business leaders.

This 6-month program brings together forty-two professionals to help develop and improve their professions, their professional association groups, their companies, and their personal career growth.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with the other Connecticut professional associations and to offer our members a channel to build leadership skills and to foster talent,” said Gina Calabro, Executive Director and CEO of AIA Connecticut.  “I appreciate the yearlong work all the organizations put into developing this exceptional program.”

Seven young professionals of AIA Connecticut are taking part are in this new joint venture that kicked off on January 15th at the CTCPA office in Rocky Hill.

Catherine Young, Associate. AIA with George Penniman Architects, LLC, Essex; Emily Ky, AIA with The SLAM Collaborative, Glastonbury;  Jieun Bae, Assoc. AIA  with  Newman Architects PC, New Haven;  Kevin Levesque from Babbidge Construction, New Haven;  Max Ballardo, Associate AIA with Patriquin Architects, New Haven; and Susan Odell, AIA with Point One Architect LLC, Old Lyme.

About AIA Connecticut:

AIA Connecticut, a statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Members commit themselves to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics that addresses responsibilities to the public, clients, the building industry, and the art and science of architecture.

AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Its membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, associates working towards licensure, students, and professionals in affiliated fields.

For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at www.aiact.org