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2021 Virtual Business Hall of Fame

Event Completed!

When: Thursday, April 08, 2021
Where: Virtual
Time: 7:00 PM ET
ALERT: If you or your company/organization is supporting this year’s JA Business Hall of Fame event and sent in your check/pledge information but have not heard from us, please be sure to email Jackie Lombardi at to confirm that we have received your paperwork. We have been experiencing issues with mail delivery so if you mailed your check/pledge in the month of March, we may have not received it. Thank you for your support.

Due to the current health crisis and keeping the health and safety of our staff and constituents as our number one priority, this year, we will be combining our Business Hall of Fame event in Hartford and our Business Hall of Fame event in New Haven to bring you the first-ever Virtual Business Hall of Fame!

JA honors Hall of Fame recipients for their leadership, success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies, who have achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.

At our Virtual Business Hall of Fame, we look forward to honoring SEVEN remarkable leaders in business - three from the Hartford region and four from the New Haven region who have made a significant impact. We look forward to recognizing these individuals and sharing their stories with you.

With celebrity emcee, Bill Griffeth, and special performances by the Yale Whiffenpoofs and Broadway stars!

2021 Virtual Business Hall of Fame Honorees

Image of Greg Barats

Greg Barats

President And Chief Executive Officer, Hartford Steam Boiler Laureate
Image of Donna Lecky

Donna Lecky JD

CFO & Co-Founder HealthVenture
Image of Yvette Melendez

Yvette Melendez

President, YMR Consulting Laureate
Image of Sri Muthu

Sri Muthu

CEO and Managing Founder, HealthVenture Entrepreneur Award
Image of Anthony Scillia

Anthony Scillia

Regional Managing Partner, New England, Marcum LLP Laureate
Image of Don Shaw

Don Shaw Jr.

Retired Associate Partner, Accenture; Director Emeritus, Hartford Habitat For Humanity Spirit of Hope Award
Image of Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

CEO, Cornell Scott - Hill Health Corporation Community Leadership Award

2021 Virtual Business Hall of Fame!


Presenting Sponsor

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Premier Sponsor

Logo for HCL America Inc.

Virtual Dinner Sponsor

Logo for Stanley Black and Decker

Diamond Sponsors

Logo for Eversource
Logo for Travelers
Logo for Webster Bank

Platinum Sponsors

Logo for CTPublic
Logo for Goldman Sachs
Logo for LTI
Logo for Prime Materials Recovery
Logo for Saint Francis Hospital
Logo for The Hartford

Gold Sponsors

Logo for Matrix Private Capital Group
Logo for Voya Financial

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