From left, Jennifer Brown, Quinnipiac University’s interim executive vice president and provost, Fred McKinney, director of the People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac, and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz. Bysiewicz discussed the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to the state's economy to kick off the university’s spring speaker series Feb. 4. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University).
Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will be the first guest in a spring speaker series presented by the People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac University. (Photo provided by office of Susan Bysiewicz).
(l to r): Steve Bartlett, Program Director, Project Management Office – Medtronic; Anthony Medici, Senior Manufacturing Manager – Medtronic; Joe Brennan, CEO & President, Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA); Matt Cohen, Vice President of Research & Development – Medtronic (Surgical Solutions); Jeff Varesio, Senior Strategic Sourcing Director – Medtronic; State Senator President Pro-Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven); Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development (CTDECD) Commissioner David Lehman; Aryn Wadadli, Vice President, Legal – Medtronic; Kari Mull, Manager Technology Scouting – Medtronic; State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven); Dr. Paul Pescatello, Chair, Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA); and Carol Kennedy, Senior Human Resources Manager – Medtronic.