Gregory M. Gagne
Halloran & Sage LLP
An accomplished trial attorney, Greg Gagne is a partner in Halloran and Sage’s Litigation, Insurance and Military Defense Practice Groups. His practice encompasses a broad range of areas, including civil and criminal litigation, personal injury and dram shop law. He resolves disputed matters for clients both pursuing or defending a wide variety of claims. Greg has tried over 200 cases to verdict in state and federal courts and has handled numerous federal administrative proceedings. In addition to handling trial work, he regularly handles military appeals. Greg has also defended military pilots and medical personnel in hearings related to their professional credentials.
As a former member of the JAG Corps and through his affiliations with Gagne, Scherer & Associates, Greg represents military members from all branches of the armed forces in various actions ranging from felony-level court martial trials to nonjudicial punishment and administrative actions. He has represented clients throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Asia and the Middle East. During his time as a member of the Air Force JAG Corps, Greg received the highest accolades from his clients and his superiors. He was selected to serve as one of two supervisory prosecutors with responsibility for Europe and the Middle East, but chose instead to return to civilian life and continue to defend military members who were accused of military offenses.
A Connecticut resident, Greg is fully engaged and invested in initiatives that strengthen our region. He received his BA from Trinity College in 1998, where he was co-captain of the Bantams Football team, and his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He serves on the board of the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, and resides in Greater Waterbury.
Deep Hollow Farm
Brian Hughes is the managing director of Deep Hollow Farm, producing organic fruits and vegetables in Chester, Connecticut. A former Sergeant in the US Army, Brian served in the Ranger Regiment on three deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Connecticut School of Law.
CT Comm. on Child Protection
John Kelley is the Executive Director of Children in Placement and has served on state committees focused on child protection and justice. He has served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve since 1990. In that time he has served on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Washington. He has been awarded the Bronze Star as well as other decorations. John holds two masters degrees as well as a Juris Doctorate.
Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
Kevin Lenehan is the current Chair of CVLC’s Board of Directors. He is the Senior Counsel- Litigation at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. Kevin manages and directs most litigation at Sikorsky, including all products liability matters, contracts and insurance-related litigation. Kevin has been at Sikorsky in that role since 2008. Prior to joining Sikorsky, Kevin was a litigation associate at LeBoeuf Lamb/Dewey LeBoeuf in Hartford. Kevin retired from the US Navy as a Commander (O-5) after 22+ years. During that time we was, among other things, a helicopter pilot with experience flying the H-53D/E, the UH-60, the TH-57 and the T-34. Kevin lives in Connecticut with his wife Mary and has three children, Kathryn (Katy), Kevin Jr. and Patrick. Kevin has been active in veterans causes since his retirement and during his time at Sikorsky he has taken a leadership role in the Sikorsky Homerun for Heroes (HFH) fundraiser which raises money and awareness for CVLC, Harkness House and the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. This year, HFH will also support the Madaras House, a community-based transitional home for homeless female Veterans in Connecticut.
Robinson & Cole
Mr. O’Hanlan is a veteran and a current partner at Robinson & Cole. In over 30 years of trial practice, Mr. O’Hanlan has successfully represented clients before forums ranging from municipal land use and wetlands agencies to NASD arbitrations to jury and bench trials in state and federal courts to appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court. He is a retired Navy captain (JAG) after 25 years of active and reserve service.
Alison O’Shea is a director and legal counsel at Point72, L.P. having worked with Point72 and its predecessors for over ten years. Prior to Point72, Alison worked in the Stamford offices of Day, Berry & Howard / Day, Pitney LLP as a corporate associate. Alison holds a BS and MBA from Fairfield University, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut.
William J. Pieper
Pentegra Retirement Services
Bill Pieper is a Vice President with Pentegra Retirement Services, which is a leading provider of retirement plan and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to organizations nationwide. Since joining Pentegra in 2008, he has been the senior trust officer responsible for its trust company and the president of its broker dealer. He has over 30 years of experience in trust administration and investments to include providing fiduciary services to retirement plans, foundations, endowment funds, and other charitable organizations. Bill currently serves as a member of the Board of Finance for the Town of North Haven. He also is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 23 years of military service while on active duty and in the National Guard and the Army Reserve.
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Brian Pierne is a financial executive with Deloitte & Touche LLP focused on financial planning, operations improvements, and controller activities. Brian has led projects ranging from due diligence on acquisitions to financial transformations during his 25+ years at Deloitte. Brian holds a BS from the University of Connecticut and a MS from Fairfield University.
Kathleen (Kathi) Tourjee has served as head of Human Resources of WebMD since September 2011. She joined WebMD in December 2010 as Sr. Director, Total Rewards. Prior to joining WebMD, Ms. Tourjee was Sr. Director, Global Compensation at Pfizer, Inc. Her career at Pfizer spanned 29 years and several divisions, beginning in 1981 as a chemical process engineer and progressing through increasing levels of responsibility during 12 years in pharmaceutical manufacturing and 17 years in Human Resources.
Kathi earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
She lives in Norwalk with her husband and has two grown children. Her previous volunteer work has included many years of youth coaching as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Family Service of Southeastern Connecticut. She is delighted to be joining the CVLC Board, at least in part, as a tribute to her late father, who did a tour of duty with the Marines. His service, although brief, helped define his own values and those of his children.
Donald P. Tutson, Jr.
The Law Office of Donald P. Tutson
For the last 19 years, Don has been running his Stamford based law practice, The Law Office of Donald P. Tutson, Jr., representing a variety of clients in a wide range of transactional matters including contractual and employment issues, real estate conveyance, estate planning and land use. With his passion for supporting sports industry businesses and clients in Connecticut, he acts as outside general counsel to the Eastern College Athletic Conference and serves as Chair of the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Walden Macht & Haran LLP
Jeffrey Udell is a partner at Walden Macht & Haran LLP. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal and regulatory defense, corporate monitorships and internal investigations, frequently handling matters investigated or brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement authorities. From 1999-2005, Jeff served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (Criminal Division) in the Southern District of New York. Jeff chaired the New York City Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee from 2008-2011, where he supervised the issuance of reports, commentary and proposals regarding New York’s legal ethics rules. Jeff is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia College and he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York.
National Diaper Bank Network
Alison M. Weir is the Policy Advocate and a Staff Attorney at Greater Hartford Legal Aid. She advocates at the state and federal level in support of policies that strengthen Medicaid and other public benefit programs that serve legal services clients. Prior to joining GHLA, she was the General Counsel and Director of Policy at the National Diaper Bank Network. She was in private practice as a litigation attorney, and clerked for Judge José Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to her legal career, she was an active-duty Air Force officer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) after 20 years. During her Air Force career, she was an engineering project manager for several national security space systems, an English instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, a speechwriter for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and a Supreme Court Fellow with duty at the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She retired from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she was the Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director of Intelligence for Collection.
Alison is a native of Connecticut and currently lives in New Haven. She holds bachelor degrees from Cornell University, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), a J.D. from Georgetown University, and an LLM from the University of Connecticut.