Board Of Commissioners

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Board Of Commissioners
Jeffrey Stewart -Chair
Bio- PhotoJeffrey Stewart is a public servant, retiring in 2019, after 35 years of continuous employment at various levels of government.
Jeffrey’s service at the federal, state and municipal levels has given him unparalleled insight into the role of government and the significant role it plays in community development.
He is equally committed to the community and has broad and deep community engagement in Hartford. He has served as board director, board officer and member, in several public and non-profit organizations. Some of them, past and present, include:
Member of Clay Arsenal NRZ; Commission Member of Housing Authority of City of Hartford; Board Member, Hartford NEXT;  Board Treasurer, Friends of Keney Park, Inc.; former Vice Chair, Blue Hills NRZ: former Hartford Democratic Town Committee Member; former Commission Member, City of Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals; former Board Member of Hartford Public Library; former Board Member of Charter Oak Health Center; and former Vice Chair, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission
He is a graduate of Weaver High School and Amherst College with BA in History.
Paddi LeShane- Treasurer
Paddi LeShane 5x7 (1)Paddi LeShane

Treasurer, Hartford Housing Authority
As co-founder and CEO of the two Sullivan & LeShane companies, Paddi is a seasoned business owner/leader and communications strategist with expertise in local and state government relations, strategic media relations, reputation management, crisis communications, market entry strategies and finding solutions to client problems and needs. With a diversified background, she provides tailored solutions to client challenges and opportunities with creative problem-solving, deep knowledge and experience in state and local governments and a keen sense of the surrounding political environment.

Paddi serves as a member and secretary of the Board of Trustees at the University of Saint Joseph, as well as on the Executive Committee, and is the past chair of the Women’s Leadership Center there. Appointed by former Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the steering committee of the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service. Paddi is active in the Greater Harford community, serving as a volunteer for organizations that focus on developing and empowering women and emerging leaders to serve as change agents within their communities. She served for 11 years as an appointed Commissioner of the Hartford Parking Authority and as chair for six years.

Paddi holds a Master’s in Healthcare Finance from The Rensselaer Lally School of Business in Troy, NY, and a BS in Community Leadership and Development from Springfield College in Springfield, MA.
Kevin Henry- Commissioner
Kevin HenryAttorney Kevin Henry is a Senior Advisor for Parkville Management, LLC a Real Estate Development company for the past five (5) years in addition to his legal practice.  Since entering private practice, Attorney Henry has handled complex litigation matters in state courts, practiced in criminal defense, product liability, insurance litigation and commercial and residential real estate transactions. He was the Chair of the Sports Management Group of an Amlaw 200 firm. He was a certified player’s agent for the Women's National Basketball Players Association as well as a National Football League certified contract advisor.

Attorney Kevin Henry served as Vice President of the Hartford Partnership for the Metro Hartford Alliance Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing economic development strategies for the Office of the Mayor for the City of Hartford and the Hartford Chamber Board of Directors.

In this capacity, he managed the $1 million "Streetscape II" revitalization project and managed all aspects of Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (1000 members) a networking initiative aimed at the retention, recruitment, and optimal utilization of young professionals in the Hartford Region.

Relevant Project Experience Includes the Following:

Co-development of:

1400 Park Street, Hartford, CT

Parkville Market, CT’s first food hall

19 unique restaurants, pop up shops, weekly entertainment, indoor and outdoor dining, private event spaces

30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT

70 new apartments added for a total of 119 units, 98% Occupied.

In development: Boiler House to be used for Internet Café, Amenity and Event Space

Currently in development:

237 Hamilton Street, Hartford, CT

189 Apartments, & 80,000 sf of Ground Floor Commercial

Gym, Beer Garden, Community Kitchen, Dog Spa
James Woulfe- Vice Chair
James Woulfe is an Assistant Vice President at the Travelers Institute, the public policy division of Travelers. James leads the Institute's cybersecurity initiative, managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, and liaising with federal government agencies including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration. He also leads the Institute's engagement on sustainability issues, and is a contributor to the economic, public policy, and leadership programming the Institute produces. 

James is an attorney and is actively engaged in civic matters in the Hartford, Connecticut region. Prior to joining Travelers, he was a partner at a Connecticut-based government relations firm. 
Luz Calderon- Tenant Commissioner