Our friends at the Connecticut Marine Trades Association are thrilled to announce the appointment of Jen Kawecki to the position of Managing Director. Kawecki began with the CMTA in May 2021 as office assistant. A lifelong boater and mother of six, she’s returning to her roots after taking time off to raise her family.

Kawecki spent ten years in corporate retail, most recently in Human Resources Leadership at a major department store operator before stepping away. Jen remained very active in the community while raising her family, organizing fundraisers and leading countless community activities. She returns to a role supporting one of her passions, boating. “I grew up summering at Harbor One Marina in Old Saybrook and remember those days fondly,” she says. “Boating is a part of my upbringing and who I am today. I’m excited to be back supporting this wonderful community and industry in Connecticut.”

Kawecki’s plan with the CMTA is to continue to grow the organization’s membership. “I believe my Human Resources background gives me a unique view of what the CMTA membership is made up of. It takes all the various types of members to support the Connecticut Marine Trades Association.” 

“We at the CMTA believe that Jen’s corporate retail and Human Resources management will be a strong asset in supporting the Hartford Boat Show!” said Tasha Cusson, President of CMTA. “As an HR professional, I regularly had to manage complex programs across the organization, coordinating all of the different roles and functions in the company,” said Kawecki. “I am really excited to be able to apply that experience to running the Boat Show at Mohegan Sun this January.” To learn more about CMTA (and to become a member!), visit ctmarinetrades.org.

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