Board of Trustees
Officer | President
International Group General Counsel, Travelers
Paul joined the Travelers in 1980. Since 2009, he has been Group General Counsel for International. From 2004 to 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer for Travelers Special Services which manages the legacy St. Paul and Travelers run-off operations. Before that, his responsibilities included corporate and human resources legal matters as a senior member of the Law Department. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Riverfront Recapture, Inc. in Hartford, Connecticut and the Board of Governors of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. He also has been an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Paul received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He and his wife, Elizabeth Normen, live in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Officer | Vice President
John De Laney
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs Director of International Publishing, ICM Partners
Officer | Treasurer
Partner, Blum Shapiro
Officer | Secretary
Bridget Quinn-Carey is the Chief Executive officer of Hartford Public Library. She served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, and Interim president/CEO of the Queens Library in New York. She also served as Director of the Essex Library Association in Connecticut. She has a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Master in Library Science and a Master of Business Administration at St. John’s University.
David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television.
David is also the cofounder, along with his wife, Michelle, of the Wish You Well Foundation®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the United States.
David and his family live in Virginia.
Retired; former President of the Friends of The Mark Twain House
Kerry Driscoll, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, The Mark Twain Papers and Project, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Emerita of English, University of St. Joseph, and author of Mark Twain Among The Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples.
Cartoonist, Writer, ECSU Adjunct Professor
Former Senior Manager, Social Media, UTC Communications
Rohan Freeman, PE, LS, Founder and President of Freeman Companies, LLC
U.S. General Counsel, Catalina U.S. Insurance Services LLC. She formerly served as the Interim Executive Director at The Mark Twain House & Museum.
Senior VP & Treasurer, Global Atlantic Financial Group
Independent construction consultant
Professor of Jazz Saxophone and Director of the Jack McLean Jazz Studies Division at the Hartt School of Music.
Maribel La Luz
Senior Adviser at Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development.
Former President of The Friends of The Mark Twain House
Chief Technology Officer of Stanley Black & Decker
Attorney, Executive Director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology, lawyer for the public sector, faculty as Boston University Law School.
Dr. Juline Mills
Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, Westfield State University
Director, External Communications, CIT Group Inc.
Appellate judge for the Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, DC.
Zulma Toro, Ph.D.
President, Central Connecticut State University
Alyce Alfano, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLC
Justin Bernier, Morgan Stanley
Donna Collins, Associate Publisher, Hartford Business Journal
Jennifer Dibella, Partner, Cranmore, FitzGerald & Meany
Brian Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Connecticut Business & Industry Association
Raymond Hernandez, Director, Public Relations & Government Affairs, Otis Elevator Co.
Evan Johnson, Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
Julie Daly Meehan, Chief Operating Officer, MetroHartford Alliance
Matt Necci, Partner, Halloran & Sage, LLP
Chip Olson, Regional Wealth Management Advisor, Peoples United Bank
Heather Rhoades, Partner, Cummings & Lockwood
Asker Saeed, President, Saeed Consulting, LLC
Meg Sakellarides, Chief Financial Officer, Connecticut Public
Kara Sundlun, Reporter, WFSB
Jeff White, Partner, Robinson & Cole
David W. Clark, Jr.
Philip R. Roberts
Welles A. Standish