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CARLSON TO STEP DOWN AS CONNECTICUT TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL CEO

Hartford, Conn. (October 11, 2018)The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) Board of Directors today announced that Bruce Carlson, the President and CEO, will step down from his position at the end of the year.

“We appreciate all that Bruce has done for CTC over the five years of his leadership and wish him well as he sets his new course,” said Severine Zygmont, CTC Board Chair. “He has been instrumental in setting our strategy into the foreseeable future and has led us in the effort to attract the next generation of tech leaders into our organization.”

Carlson does not have specific plans for after he leaves CTC, but he says he feels that the timing is right to make the move.  “We have made some major changes at CTC over the last two to three years to continue to make the Council relevant for all tech companies in Connecticut,” he said. “We are now positioned as the ‘go-to’ information hub for the tech sector in our state. We have updated a number of CTC’s legacy celebration programs, and this year we piloted several new programs that will be fully implemented in 2019.  Now is a good time for me to step aside and let the next CEO come in and make his or her imprint on this organization and the tech sector over the next few years.”

The CTC Board of Directors has established a search committee to look for Carlson’s replacement. 

As the Connecticut Technology Council prepares for its 25th anniversary in 2019, the state’s tech industry is booming. More companies are finding that Connecticut is a great place to grow, and with the addition of accelerator programs, the state has a strong pipeline of companies on the path to scaling up, as well. “This is a great time to be in tech in Connecticut,” said Zygmont, who is also President of Oxford Performance Materials in South Windsor. “We are looking for a passionate leader who can continue to engage the tech community in our state and let others know that Connecticut is great place to build and grow your tech company.”

CONTACT:           

Courtney King

Manager of Marketing & Communications
The Connecticut Technology Council

cking@ct.org

(860) 289-0878 ext. 338

About the Connecticut Technology Council

The Connecticut Technology Council is a statewide association of technology-oriented companies and institutions, providing leadership in areas of policy advocacy, community building and assistance for growing companies. Speaking for 6,000 companies that employ some 120,000 residents, the mission of the Connecticut Technology Council is to spark innovation, cultivate tech talent, foster business growth, advocate for industry-beneficial law and policy, expand the scope of industry networking and professional development, and celebrate industry achievements in the state. The CTC seeks to serve Connecticut’s technology ecosystem by providing leadership, support, mentoring, and advocacy to companies across every industry and at every stage of growth. For more information, visit http://www.ct.org.

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