Kevin Sullivan to speak at chambers’ AM Table Talk Nov. 6

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will holdits next AM Table Talk with Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. at Chippanee Golf Club, 6 Marsh Rd., Bristol. AM Table Talk breakfasts feature a continental breakfast with opportunities for guest speakers and Chamber members to discuss current topics of interest.

Sullivan’s presentation is titled “Not Your Father’s Tax Department” and covers “The New DRS” – Tax Policy, Compliance, and Taxpayer Services. Commissioner Sullivan will also address the current Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program, which runs till Nov. 15.

Sullivan was appointed by Governor Dannel Malloy in 2011 to serve as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Revenue Services. Commissioner Sullivan graduated in 1971 from TrinityCollege and the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 1982. As an attorney, his areas of focus included administrative, telecommunications and banking law in private practice and corporate practice.

Before becoming Commissioner of Revenue Services, he was president of The Children’s Museum, a science and nature education center. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Community and Institutional Relations at TrinityCollege in Hartford where his work included development of The Learning Corridor magnet school campus and community center. Other professional experience includes strategic public policy consulting, teaching media and public policy, and directing legislative relations for the Connecticut Commissioner of Education.

As Connecticut’s 106th lieutenant governor from 2004 to 2007, Sullivan regularly chaired the state’s Finance Advisory Committee and took on an active role in state policy. He was elected as a state senator in 1986 and led the state Senate as president pro tempore from 1997 to 2004.  He chaired the national Senate President’s Forum, was active in the National Legislative Leaders Foundation, participated in the University of Virginia’s Program for Emerging Political Leaders, and represented Connecticut on the Education Commission of the States and New England Board of Higher Education.

From 1981 through 1986, Kevin Sullivan served on the West Hartford Town Council and as mayor and deputy mayor. As mayor, he oversaw a major reorganization of town government.

Sullivan is currently 1st vice president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and has been recognized for his advocacy by the American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association.

To register for this event, please visit www.CentralCTChambers.org and click on New & Events – Chamber Calendar.

For more information, contact the Central CT Chambers of Commerce at Info@CentralCTChambers.org or (860) 584-4718.