Charles “Chuck” Pagano, the Executive
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the
communications Bristol based giant ESPN is the new Chairman of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC). He was elected at the January CTC board meeting, the group’s President & CEO Matthew Nemerson announced. Joining Pagano on the group’s volunteer leadership team for 2013 to 2014 as CTC Vice Chairs will be CTO of the state’s largest medical device company, Paul Hermes of Covidien, serial entrepreneur Andy Greenawalt, founder of Perimeter eSecurity and currently CEO of Continuity Control and longtime board member Tony Allen, founder and Managing Partner of The Impact Group, a leading corporate strategic consulting firm. Allen has co-led the Council’s periodic planning and direction for ten years since Nemerson joined as CEO in 2003.
The Council also re-elected Joe Savage, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Webster Bank and Webster Financial Corporation as the Treasurer, Alan Mendelson, founder of Axiom Venture Partners and a longtime leader in the state’s venture community as Assistant Treasurer and Richard Harris, a partner in Day Pitney, LLPs where he chairs the firm’s technology practice, as the CTC board’s Corporate Secretary.
“Chuck Pagano exemplifies the spirit and best that Connecticut has to offer the world: he grew up here, went to school here and has been part of one the greatest business success stories in the world, without losing any of his passion and concern for his home state,” said Chris Kalish, former Executive Director of the GE Edge Lab and CTC’s chairman for the past four years, who is an IT consultant to the TJX Companies.
Pagano joined ESPN in 1979 and has been part of every expansion and addition to their giant Bristol campus. He has led the sports networks evolution into one of the leading video production businesses in the world and oversees billions of dollars of facilities and operations. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, Pagano received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in organizational psychology both from the University of Hartford and also studies astronomy in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University.
“I am excited about the opportunity to give back to my home state and to bring my experience into areas of economic development and public policy. This is going to be fun and rewarding,” Pagano said.
Tony Allen is a Managing Partner of The IMPACT Group, a consultancy that works with a diverse clientele of international organizations in the development and deployment of strategy and operational performance improvement. In this role he brings 25 years of global strategic and operational management experience to this collaboration of experienced senior executives from diverse industry backgrounds. IMPACT has conducted more than 100 projects with clients in 20 countries on six continents providing business transformation consulting to a wide variety of clientele from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. He was educated at the University of Maine and studied Business Management at the Swedish Institute of Management, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the Fuqua School at Duke University. He is also a graduate from the Center for Creative Leadership.
“No one has put his imprint on the Council in the way that Tony has – both by helping us plan, by helping us see the opportunities in front of us and by stressing the role of execution and follow through in everything we do,” added Nemerson.