It is with great pleasure to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Farmington Marriott. Vanessa Williams is the Founder and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, a global executive coaching firm with offices in CT and FL. Vanessa is an Executive Leadership Developer. Corporate Team Builder. Thinking Partner. Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Join us for networking, breakfast and learn how to navigate change. Vanessa’s presentation: “Change is the ultimate driver of our ability to compete in the new economy, boardroom and community in the 21st century”. Proceeds from this event will help transform students from classroom to career. We invite you to purchase your tickets, sponsorships or make a donation to support the students and programs at Tunxis Community College. https://tunxisfoundation-navigatingchangew-vanessawilliams.eventbrite.com
Vanessa has an International background and vast experience in Executive Coaching, Women and Diversity Leadership Coaching, Leadership Advancement, Operations Leadership, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Strategic Business Planning, Management and Financial Reporting, and Change Management. Vanessa uses a holistic approach with her clients from identifying success roadblocks and creating metric driven action plans and goal setting. She also works with executives, business owners and c-suites to identify strategic goals and to build and engage high performing collaborative teams. In her corporate career, Vanessa was a Managing Director for Horton International, a retained global boutique executive search firm headquartered in West Hartford, CT. She also held senior level and C-suite positions leading high-powered executive global teams for Sun Life, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Aetna, and UConn Health. Vanessa holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia State University, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Leading Edge Consulting, LLC holds national certifications as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), and Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). She sits on the Board of Trustees for Easter Seals, The New England Air Museum, and Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Reginald F. Lewis College Business Alumni at Virginia State University.
Her strategic business partner is John Madigan, CEO of Executive Talent Services of Farmington, CT. Executive Talent Services provides executive coaching, talent management consulting, outplacement services for companies, executive search and Career Concierge® services for individual executives and emerging leaders.
Rene DiNino of iHeartRadio interviewed Helen G. Sneed, Executive Director of the Tunxis Foundation along with Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director about the community impact of participating in Birdies for Charity throughout the state of Connecticut.
Please enjoy the podcast:
If you would like to donate to the Tunxis Foundation through Birdies for Charity, please use the link below by Friday, 6/23/2017. Thank you in advance for your warm generosity to the community and our students! $13.00 buys a meal for a student on campus.
Join us at 8:00am for networking and registration.
Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).
Key issue areas for Stewart have included business taxes, labor and employment, healthcare and liability. Stewart serves, and has served, on numerous task forces, councils and boards studying such matters as property taxes, medical privacy, numerous labor and employment law matters, and non-compete agreements.
Before joining CBIA in 1988, Stewart worked for the office of the Connecticut Attorney General. She received her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire and her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Connecticut.
“Compete Connecticut”: Live, work or learn; your role in a more competitive community!
Kathryn Plourde, pictured with John Gallant, Tunxis Foundation Board Member
Our student speaker, Kathryn Plourde is a motivator and a mentor in many aspects of her life. Kathryn works full time for Filomeno & Company, P.C. as the supervisor of an administrative team of four. She leads the Firm’s “50 Acts of Kindness” campaign as the Director of Culture. In June, she earned the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship. As a student at Tunxis Community College, one of the most significant lessons she has learned is the balance between school, work, and the most important person in her life, her 11-year-old son, Ryan.
8:00am – Networking and Registration
8:15am – Breakfast and Coffee Bar
8:40am – Opening Remarks
8:50am – Student Speaker: Kathryn Plourde, TCC student
9:05am – Keynote Speaker: Bonnie Stewart, CBIA
10:15am – Closing Remarks
Photos from our 33rd Annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 on campus and under the tents
Each year, our objective is to bring you exciting speakers whose experiences and stories will help you become more successful in dealing with the day-to-day challenges in your professional and personal lives. This year, we’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).
Please join us for an exciting morning of impact and networking! Whether you are an employer, employee, student or new to Connecticut you will learn how to compete in your community ….in Connecticut.
On November 12, the Tunxis Foundation held its annual Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast at the Farmington Marriott. Keynote speaker George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, addressed an audience of about 190 on “ESPN’s Strategic Advantage: Mission, Brand and Culture.” Tunxis student and veteran Nelson Algarin Jr. spoke about personal leadership and how Tunxis changed his life.
Close to $78,000 was raised which will fund student scholarships and provide emergency services and textbooks for students in need at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Major sponsors of the event included ESPN, Stanley Black & Decker, DeLoitte, Webster Bank, Barnes Group, D’Amato Construction Company, Follett Bookstore, TRUMPF Inc., and 29 other community partners and individuals.
On November 12, Tunxis Community College Foundation will hold its annual Economic Conference at the Farmington Marriott. This breakfast, our major fundraiser, features a prominent speaker on business-related topics. We’re pleased to announce that our speaker this year is George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, Inc.
- Networking and registration starts at 7:30am at the Farmington Marriott
- Student Speaker Nelson Algarin – 2015 Foundation Scholarship Recipient and Veteran from the Afghanistan War
- Check out Sponsorship Opportunities and learn more on how you can support our students
- Register for this event today!