Organizational Structure

Council of Chief Elected Officials

Hon. Thomas Sparkman (Chair)

First Selectman, Town of Lisbon


Hon. Ronald McDaniel (Vice-Chair)

Mayor, Town of Montville


Hon. Kenneth Beausoleil (Secretary/Treasurer)

First Selectman, Town of Thompson


Hon. Victor Funderburk (Member)

Mayor, Town of Windham


Hon. Christopher Lippke (Member)

First Selectman, Town of Canterbury



EWIB Board of Directors

Mr. Christopher R. Jewell (Chair)

Chief Financial Officer/Principal, Collins & Jewell Company


Mr. Thayne D. Hutchins, Jr. (Vice-Chair)

Treasurer, Mohegan Indian Tribe


Mr. James S. Butler (Secretary)

Executive Director, SE/CT Council of Governments


Mr. John Murphy (Treasurer)

Manufacturing Technologies Consultant, CT Technical High School System


Ms. Lisa Arends

Regional Director ~ Eastern CT, CT Department of Labor 


Mr. Jeffrey Beadle

Executive Director, Windham Regional Community Council


Mr. Thomas F. Burns

President, Workforce Development Solutions


Mr. Raymond Coombs, Jr.

President, Westminster Tool


Ms. Jessica Corneau

Director, Southern Region, CT Dept. of Rehab. Svcs./Bureau of Rehab. Svcs.


Dr. Carlee Drummer

President, Quinebaug Valley Community College


Ms. Karen Eichstaedt

Human Resources Vice President, United Community & Family Services


Ms. Lindy Lee Gold

Office of Strategy & Policy., CT Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Ms. Susan M. Hibbard

President, SM Hibbard Consulting


Ms. Cynthia Lamb

Director, AECOM


Ms. Deborah Monahan

Executive Director, Thames Valley Council for Community Action


Mr. Melvin Olsson

Representative, SE/CT Central Labor Council


Ms. Armelde Pitre

Director, Pfizer, Inc.


Ms. Marcy Reed

Educational Consultant, CT Department of Education

Mr. Patrick Reuss

Director of Human Resources, General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division


Ms. Darlene Serra

Manager of Payroll & Benefits/Corporate Officer, Dime Bank


Dr. Kelli Vallieres

President, Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA)


Mr. Jason Vlaun

Director, Yale New Haven Health ~ Northeast Medical Group


Ms. Donna Weisenberger

Human Resources Vice President, Plas Pak Industries, Inc.