Thursday Lunch

Welcome to Hartford - Mayor Luke Bronin and Sara Bronin

During Thursday's networking lunch, Luke and Sara Bronin will welcome attendees and share what is new and exciting in Connecticut's capital city.

Mayor Luke Bronin is a husband, a father, a veteran, and an attorney, and he is committed to building a stronger Hartford for all of the city’s residents.  After taking office in 2016,

Mayor Bronin and his team navigated Hartford through fiscal crisis, while laying the foundation for economic revitalization.  Partnering with Connecticut’s largest employers, he has worked to position Hartford as a hub for innovation in insurance, advanced manufacturing, and medicine.

In 2013, he was appointed by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy to serve as General Counsel.  Prior to his role in Governor Malloy's office, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.  In that role, he helped lead the federal government's efforts to isolate and disrupt international terrorist groups, and advanced U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

He also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was a member of the military's anti-corruption task force during his deployment to Afghanistan from September 2010 to April 2011. 

Mayor Bronin earned his B.A and J.D. from Yale University and he studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Sara C. Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney and author whose scholarly research as a professor at UConn Law School focuses on property, land use, historic preservation, green building, and renewable energy law. As chair of the City of Hartford's Planning & Zoning Commission, she oversaw award-winning changes to the zoning, subdivision, and inland wetlands regulations. As chair of the Hartford Climate Stewardship Council, she led a collaborative effort to draft and adopt the city’s first Climate Action Plan. Professor Bronin also chairs the city's Energy Improvement District Board and chairs the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

Thank you to Thursday's lunch sponsor:  Nantucket Data Platform.