Jorge L. Perez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962 and came to the United States in January 1971 with his family. After living in the Bronx, New York for approximately five years, the Perez family settled in New Haven in 1976. Jorge lived in the Hill Community for over forty years and continues to be an essential part of the New Haven community. He graduated from Richard C. Lee High School in 1981 and received a Cum Laude diploma from the University of New Haven in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting.
Appointed in March 2018, Garrett Sheehan currently serves as President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Regional Leadership Council, the region’s advocate for economic growth. Garrett also serves as President of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Greater New Haven Chamber.
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Ken Suzuki is the Secretary Treasure of the Local 34 Union and an eager supporter and Board Member of New Haven Works.
Bob was born in the Fair Haven section of New Haven, later Bob’s family moved to East Haven. Bob attended East Haven High School and Notre Dame then onto University of New Haven. While attending classes at UNH, Bob was accepted into a Trades Apprentice Program at Yale University. He went on to achieve his Heat & Cooling License and Plumbing License beginning his career as a tradesman. In 1990 Bob became an Executive Board Member of Local 35 Federation of University Employees. Three years later Bob was elected as their President, a title which he still presently holds.
David joins the New Haven Works Board of Directors as the Youth representative. Because David understands what it is like to be a youth in New Haven looking for opportunities, David has made a commitment to helping our city succeed and to ensuring that all of New Haven’s residents have opportunities, if they are willing to work for them.
Lauren Zucker is an Associate Vice President and Director of New Haven Affairs at Yale and Director of University Properties. In this role, she works to implement Yale’s strategic municipal and community relationships. Her responsibilities include managing interactions with all City departments and elected officials. Lauren also focuses on fostering economic development, strengthening neighborhoods, and leading the University’s support of the New Haven public school reform effort and University educational outreach initiatives.
Laurie Kennington is president of Local 34 UNITE HERE which won a contract advancing current workers and opening jobs at Yale for New Haven residents. She is in the forefront of the community/labor alliance that helped elect union members to the Board of Alders. She joined the staff of the clerical and technical workers’ union after graduating from Yale College, succeeding longtime leader Laura Smith.