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PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Welcomes New Trustees

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) Board of Trustees chair Sharon Alleman announces the appointment of seven new members to the Board. They are:

Kyle L. Ballou of New Haven

Executive Director, Community and Government Relations,Yale New Haven Health System

Debi J. Geyer of Coventry

Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility,Stanley Black & Decker

Jennifer Jackson of Madison

President and CEO, Connecticut Hospital Association and Affiliates

Melinda B. Kaufmann of West Hartford

Counsel, Pullman & Comley

Susan E. Sprano of Thomaston

Advertising Director, Republican-American Newspapers

Deborah Ullman of Litchfield

Retired CEO, YWCA of the Hartford Region

Abby M. Warren of Hartford

Associate, Robinson + Cole

“Our Trustees are the leaders among hundreds of volunteers and supporters whose dedication allows the Hall to flourish and grow,” says Alleman. “We are proud to welcome these women to our Board and are excited to have them on our team as we guide the Hall into its next 25 years.”

About the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

The mission of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, the CWHF is a provider of innovative educational programs and tools that inspire women and girls to believe in their unlimited potential. The CWHF’s 118 Inductees are role models for women of all ages, and their stories are proof of all that women can accomplish. Leveraging those powerful stories, the CWHF makes history relevant through programs for educators, multi-media presentations, and traveling exhibits offered free-of-charge. The CWHF’s work fosters the courage and confidence women need to overcome barriers and advocate on their own behalf. Each year through the CWHF’s initiatives, 65,000 women and girls see what’s possible and become empowered to take an active role in shaping their future. The CWHF website,, is a “Virtual Hall” where visitors can explore all that CWHF has to offer. To join CWHF via social media, find and like ctwomen on Facebook and follow @ctwomen on Twitter.

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