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Doug Harrison
Chairman

Doug Harrison built and sold a top global market research and consulting company working with 100’s of the greatest brands in the world. His company built the leading source of insights of wealth and affluence globally and guided the go-to-market strategies for many firms in and outside of that space.  Harrison Group was Vendor of the Year at Coca-Cola, and was a finalist at Microsoft.

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Ty Bongiovanni
Treasurer

Ty is an owner and partner in his family’s insurance & financial firm in Meriden, CT. He holds a license in
several states for health, accident and life insurance as well as securities licenses Series 7 and Series 65.

He has also been certified as an Investment Advisor Representative and Chartered Tax Professional.
Ty is also very active in his community having been the President of the Meriden Rotary club as well as
serving on the boards of the local United Way, Rotary club, chamber of commerce and several other
organizations.

He currently lives in Rocky Hill with his wife Andrea, daughter Mia and son Jack.

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Dan Anderson

Dan is a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He is a Darien, CT native where he lives with his wife and three children.

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Colleen Haines

Colleen spearheads networking efforts for the Choose Love Movement. Spreading the Movement everywhere she goes, Colleen is a natural connector and has introduced the Choose Love Enrichment Program to schools in her community and beyond.

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Robert Haines

Robert is Director of Partnership Development for Mastercard Advisors in North America, he is responsible for cultivating strategic relationships that allow both Mastercard and their partners to bring data products and capabilities to market. He has been involved and instrumental in several fundraising efforts over the years including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The Children’s Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.

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Dr. Christopher Kukk

Dr. Kukk is Professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation. He is the HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever. He is also co-founder and CEO of InnovOwl LLC, a research and consulting firm that solves micro and macro problems through innovative education.

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Nick Ortner
CEO of “The Tapping Solution,”

Nicolas Ortner is the CEO of “The Tapping Solution,” and Creator and Executive Producer of the breakthrough documentary, “The Tapping Solution,” which explores EFT or “tapping”, a healing tool based on ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

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Michael Lawrence

Michael works in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley.