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Matthew Nemerson to take leave from Connecticut Technology Council as its President and CEO to run f

Matthew Nemerson, a leader in Connecticut’s technology industry and economic development will continue at the Council on a part-time basis as he runs for Mayor of New Haven.  Nemerson will continue to supervise the management of the CTC, with day-to-day responsibilities for running the organization left to senior staff.

He will continue to be actively involved in advising the other organizations under CTC’s management, Crossroads Venture Group and CTNext, the State’s initiative to support entrepreneurship. Nemerson explained “As the Council, our community and our region move forward, I will continue to be an advocate on behalf of the Council. The Council is a strong organization with an effective, empowered board of directors who will continue the mission of the organization. “

CTC Board Chair Chuck Pagano, CTO of ESPN, emphasized that the initiatives spearheaded under Nemerson’s will continue.  Mr. Pagano says, “Matthew has been an invaluable force for focusing on growing the innovation eco-system and supporting our members and technology community needs, and for the foreseeable future his invaluable advice will be available to the Council.” The Council will still go forward on the following key efforts:

  1. Building a connected community of the over 2000 technology companies in the state

  2. Nurturing strong relationships with other technology and economic development organizations

  3. Leading the tech advocacy program, providing education to the legislature, public and industry leadership

  4. Providing resources and mentoring to entrepreneurs through CTNEXT.

  5. Remaining active in the national association of technology councils, TECNA, which is the prime resource for TBED best practices for tech councils across the continent.

The Connecticut Technology Council board of directors will re-evaluate the status of Mr. Nemerson’s leave at the end of May.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Paige Rasid Chief Operating Officer Connecticut Technology Council 860-289-0878, x335 Http://

ABOUT THE CONNECTICUT TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL The Connecticut Technology Council ( is Connecticut’s industry association for the technology sector. CTC’s mission is to connect people, ideas and opportunities to the global technology and innovation community. CTC provides members with business assistance and specialized programs, in addition to promoting and supporting public policies that globally position Connecticut’s “culture of innovation” that helps attract great ideas and entrepreneurs to develop new jobs and wealth for the state.

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