AdvanceCTFormerly the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) +1 (860) 571-7136

Staff

AdvanceCT’s greatest value lies in our accomplished, professional staff who have a commitment to customer service, which has earned AdvanceCT a reputation for excellence in Connecticut.


David Campbell »

Vice President of Business Development

David leads AdvanceCT’s transformational efforts to recruit new businesses to Connecticut to deliver on specific job and revenue growth targets for the state.


Sadie Colcord »

Municipal Services Associate

Sadie provides support to municipalities and regions with business attraction, expansion, retention, and creation by working alongside local officials and staff in the engagement of the business community and by helping communities statewide determine the most effective strategies for maximizing their existing resources to have the most significant impact on local economic development.


Maryann Cruz »

Business Associate

Maryann supports nearly all facets of AdvanceCT's day to day operations: research, business development, business engagement and partnership teams.


Elliot Cyr »

Director of Information Technology

Elliot manages the organization's hardware and software needs, internet applications and electronic communication systems.


Alissa DeJonge »

Vice President of Research

Alissa is responsible for the company’s business and economic research services, and performs extensive research and analysis concerning state and regional issues.


Peter Denious »

President & CEO

Peter leads the organization in fostering business development in Connecticut.


Rachel Gretencord »

Financial & Research Analyst

Rachel supports AdvanceCT’s research clients, with a focus on financial modeling, market analyses, and feasibility studies.


Courtney Hendricson »

Vice President of Partnerships

Courtney develops and implements partnerships with individuals and organizations that help lead to business retention and recruitment in the State -- all partners will have a specific role in helping to achieve economic development growth for the State of Connecticut.


Jessica Jackson »

Research Analyst

As a Research Analyst, Jessica works on demographic and economic trend analyses, benchmarking, and survey trends.


Patricia McLaughlin »

Director of Administration

Patricia provides corporate administration, governance, member relations, human resources, legal and research assistance for AdvanceCT.


Natalie Rosenbaum »

Administrative Assistant

Natalie provides overall administrative support for the AdvanceCT organization.


Erron Smith »

Associate Director of Business Development

Erron is responsible for developing and implementing various initiatives that support business recruitment, retention, and expansion in Connecticut.


Kristiana Sullivan »

Vice President of Marketing

Kristi provides strategic direction to AdvanceCT and its marketing department and services for AdvanceCT’s state, municipal and nonprofit clients.


Elizabeth Wallace »

Director of Business Services

Beth assists new, expanding and relocating businesses with navigating through the business resources and the state’s licensing and registration process.


Paul Ward »

Vice President of Finance

Paul is responsible for AdvanceCT’s accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and financial planning.