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June 15, 2009
Rell taps Mike Nicastro for state post
Press release from Gov. Jodi Rell's office:
Governor Rell Appoints Bristol Resident
To State Panel
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has appointed Michael Nicastro of Bristol as a member of the Board of State Academic Awards. The Board grants degrees through Charter Oak State College. As a nontraditional college, Charter Oak is designed to provide adults with an alternate means to earn degrees that are of equivalent quality and rigor to those earned at other accredited institutions of higher learning.
Nicastro is the president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce serving Bristol, Burlington,Farmington, Plainville, Plymouth and Wolcott.Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer forGlastonbury-based Open Solutions, Inc. Nicastro holds a bachelors degree from CentralConnecticutStateUniversity and a law degree from Western New England College School of Law.
“Mike’s business background and his passion for improving the quality of life in our state will make him an asset to the Board,” Governor Rell said.“I thank him for his willingness to serve the State of Connecticut.”
Nicastro will serve until the sixth Wednesday of the next regular session of the General Assembly, or until a successor has been appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer.
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