Our Team

Glendowlyn L.H. Thames

Glen manages CTNext’s full array of strategic economic development programs focused on fostering entrepreneurship, startup and growth-stage businesses while cultivating a robust innovation ecosystem on behalf of the State of Connecticut.

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Jessica Dodge

Jessica is responsible for managing grant and non-financial initiatives targeted at supporting entrepreneurial growth in the State of Connecticut. She oversees all CTNext programs, shaping the direction and impact of current and new initiatives, as well as developing and managing organizational strategy, budgeting, compliance, and administration to name a few.

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Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley is responsible for planning, management and implementation of integrated marketing for CTNext. This includes articulating and managing its brand identity, overseeing its web and social media presence, engaging Connecticut’s entrepreneurs and innovators with all available support and resources, and developing a public information strategy to educate all the organization’s constituencies, in and outside the state, about the growing impact of innovation on our economy.

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Rachel Ferreira

As a program associate at CTNext, Rachel is responsible for the management and administration of several funding, networking, and partnership programs for Connecticut entrepreneurs and innovators.

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