UHart Represented in Hartford Business Journal's Power 50

February 23, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

The Hartford Business Journal has named University of Hartford President Greg Woodward and Board of Regents member and Stanley Black & Decker CEO Don Allan ’86 to its fourth annual Power 50 class.

The list ranks leaders from private and public sectors, nonprofits, higher education, real estate and health care in Greater Hartford who are influential in the region and state. They’re also considered to have an impact on the Connecticut business community. 

Woodward’s profile highlights UHart’s five-year strategic plan, the creation of the recently built Hursey Center, the athletics transition from DI to DIII, new majors in construction management, technology, and aerospace, and additional offerings for nursing and healthcare professions. 

As for Allan, he was named president and CEO of New Britain-based Stanley Black & Decker last year, having joined Stanley in 1999 and advancing throughout the years. He was also instrumental in launching the new Stanley Black & Deckers Scholar program at UHart, which is providing scholarships, mentoring programs, resume workshops, and more to Barney School of Business students.

Another business leader with ties to UHart also made the list. Melissa Ferrucci earned her master’s in accounting and taxation at UHart and is currently the office managing partner of CPA firm CohnReznick’s Hartford and Stamford locations.

Others on the HBJ Power 50 list include Gov. Ned Lamont, University of St. Joseph President Rhona Free, Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Bessette, and YWCA Hartford Region CEO Adrienne Cochrane.