Maura Fitzgerald Downes has been named Senior Vice President of McDowell Jewett Communications. Downes has been involved in Connecticut public affairs as a public information officer, public relations consultant, and communications advisor to top elected officials for more than 20 years.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski gathered an influential and inspiring group of high-profile women in San Francisco for her 8th “Know Your Value” women’s event. The 700 in attendance were riveted while hearing from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, actress and activist Mira Sorvino, and new Time’s Up CEO Lisa Borders among others.
After months of preparation and planning, the Hartford Sports Group has officially announced the name of the United Soccer League team that will make its home in Hartford at Dillon Stadium.
Connecticut couple Ray and Barbara Dalio are on a mission to give. Ray Dalio is the founder of the successful hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and through the family’s foundation they support a variety of causes. Barbara Dalio has a special focus on public education here in Connecticut, including The CT Opportunity Project. A recent article, published in Inside Philanthropy, highlights Barbara’s humble and hands on approach to giving and her commitment to helping kids succeed and stay in school. Read the full article here.