Catherine Smith Appointed Chairperson of Connecticut Innovations


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Rocky Hill, Conn., May 2, 2011 – The Connecticut State Legislature recently approved Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s appointment of Catherine Smith, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, to serve as chairperson of Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state’s quasi-public authority responsible for technology investing and innovation development.

Smith, who also serves as chairperson of the Connecticut Development Authority and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, was formerly an executive with ING, having most recently served as chief executive officer of ING U.S. Retirement Services, where she had oversight of sales, marketing, operations, customer service, product development, risk management and finance. Other positions Smith held during her 10 years at ING included chief operating officer for ING U.S. Financial Services and chief financial officer of Retirement Services…

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To learn more about Catherine Smith visit the Department of Economic and Community Development

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