Kathleen Totten ’18

Kathleen Totten ’18 was named senior vice president and regional strategic growth and sales manager at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance for offices in Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Totten is responsible for business growth through strategic relationship-building in the industry and throughout WRRE’s eight-state footprint, which includes agent recruitment, coaching, and mentoring to build their individual businesses and develop marketing initiatives.

Christine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA

christine gagnonChristine D. Gagnon ‘99, ‘02 MSA, ‘04 MBA, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in the Equipment Finance industry for 2021 by Monitor Daily. Gagnon, CFO of Africa Asset Finance Company, was nominated based on her industry engagement and unique contributions in finance and leasing. Previously, Gagnon held leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Kelli-Marie Vallieres ‘92, ‘05 MA, ‘08 Ph.D.

Kelli-Marie Vallieres ‘92, ‘05 MA, ‘08 Ph.D., was appointed by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to lead a new state office, the Connecticut Workforce Unit, designed to collaborate with the Department of Economic and Community Development and Department of Labor to advise state officials on workforce strategies and initiatives. Vallieres was also recently named among the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50.

Eric Galvin ‘96

eric galvinEric Galvin ‘96, CFO of ConnectiCare, was recently named among the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Power 50 for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Galvin significantly expanded ConnectiCare’s telemedicine coverage and quickly mobilized resources ensuring the successful transition of the company’s 700 to remote work.

Rodney A. Butler ‘99

Rodney A. Butler ‘99, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, parent to Foxwoods Resort Casino, recently stepped in as interim CEO for Foxwoods. Mr. Butler will serve as one of the lead negotiators on gambling legislation, with regard to the future of gambling in Connecticut.