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Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy​

Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy Class of 2023
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Ready to take your career to the next level?

The Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy participants apply each fall. Check back later this year to apply for the 2025 class!

  • What is the Connecticut Professionals' Leadership Academy?

    Launched in 2021, the Connecticut Professionals’ Leadership Academy is a unique program that brings together professionals from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds from the following organizations:

    • American Institute of Architects, Connecticut
    • CFA Society Hartford
    • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Connecticut Young Insurance Professionals
    • Hartford County Bar Association


    Participants work to strengthen leadership skills, build relationships, cultivate talent, and create a collaborative community among several professionals for the next generation of business leaders.

    This six-month program will encourage emerging leaders to develop and improve their professions, their professional association groups, their companies, and their personal career growth.

    Who should apply?

    We are looking for early to mid-career professionals who are members of the partnering organizations seeking leadership training to propel them to the next level of their career.

    Individuals are selected for the program based on community and business involvement, leadership aspiration, and commitment to professional growth.

    Questions? Email Gina Calabro, Hon. AIACT, Executive Director.

    2023 AIA Connecticut CTPLA Graduates

    2023 AIA Connecticut Graduates

    (left to right) Misha Semenov-Leiva, AIA, Centerbrook Architects; Brian Stancavage, AIA, Svigals + Partners; David Reilly, AIA, Trillium Architects.

    Missing: Jason Levy, Assoc. AIA, QA+M Architecture; Justin Towart, AIA, Further Architecture Office PLLC

    2022 AIA Connecticut Graduates

    (left to right) Brian Baril, AIA, A/Z Corporation; Jillian Winterkorn, Eversource; Matthew Gallerani, AIA, Silver Petrucelli + Associates; AIA CT Executive Director Gina Calabro, Hon. AIACT; Brigid Abraham, AIA, Pickard Chilton; and Utkarsh Patil, Russell and Dawson Inc.

    Missing: Karen Parzych, AIA, The S/L/A/M Collaborative; Melissa Spiga, CHK Architects

    2021 AIA Connecticut Graduates

    Max Ballardo, Assoc. AIA, Patriquin Architects; Emily Ky, AIA, The S/L/A/M Collaborative; Kevin Levesque, Babbidge Construction; Susan Odell, AIA, Paul Bailey Architects; Catherine Young, AIA, George Penniman Architects.

    This photo is from the graduation, not all AIA CT graduates are pictured.