New Board Appointments, Executive Committee Realignment Highlight Busy Start to 2021 Year of Service
Hamden, CT., March 10, 2021 – House of Heroes Connecticut has begun its 2021 year of service to veterans in need with some organizational housekeeping, appointing five new members to its board of directors and realigning assignments within its executive committee.
Joining the non-profit veterans service organization’s board of directors are Christopher Daigle of North Haven; Attorney Patrick Frazier of Hamden; Kathy Hoyt of Hamden; Jackie Lovett of Marlborough; and Christopher Robinson
of Sandy Hook. Also, the organization has announced that Chairman Carol May and Executive Director Dennis Buden will be realigning their areas of focus, with May assuming the duties of executive director while Buden, executive director since 2017, will assume the role of senior consultant, focusing on marketing, corporate/community relations and fundraising while continuing to manage his own consulting firm, Dennis Buden Public Relations, LLC.
“We are thrilled to enjoy the privilege of having so many committed professionals wanting to be a part of our mission,” said HOHCT President Steve Cavanaugh. “Our board and executive committee are strong and prepared to lead our organization on a path of continued service and growth.” House of Heroes Connecticut’s 2021 project season gets underway with two weekends of project work in April. A complete 2021 project calendar will be announced soon.
Pictured from left to right, Chris Daigle, Patrick Frazier, Kathy Hoyt, Jackie Lovett, and Chris Robinson.
Daigle has been a senior project manager with North Haven-based HB Communications since 2012 and is a former firefighter with the North Haven Fire Department. A graduate of Xavier High School, Middletown and the Connecticut Fire Academy, Daigle is a licensed electrician in both Connecticut and Rhode Island and has been an invaluable volunteer with HOHCT for many years.
Attorney Frazier has maintained The Law Offices of Patrick W. Frazier in Hamden since 1997. A native of Cheshire, Attorney Frazier is a cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University and earned his law degree from the University of Bridgeport. A member of the Westport, New Haven County and Connecticut Bar Associations, Attorney Frazier’s
practice focuses on general law including real estate; civil litigation; personal injury; worker’s compensation; foreclosures; and zoning, construction and condominium law.
Hoyt, a lifelong resident of Hamden, is a former long-time educator and an active community volunteer who has been a licensed real estate agent in New Haven County for nearly 20 years. The proud daughter of a World War II veteran, she serves on the executive and governmental boards of the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and in 2020 was a candidate for state representative in Connecticut’s 88th District.
Lovett is also in real estate, having worked as a successful licensed agent serving Hartford, Middlesex and Tolland Counties for more than 30 years. A former purchasing agent in the manufacturing industry, former executive assistant with Hoffman Enterprises auto dealerships and former board of education member in Marlborough and with Regional School District 8, Lovett has a long history of volunteerism and fundraising for causes including the Arthritis Foundation, Veterans Administration and Fisher House.
Robinson is a native of Georgia and proud veteran of the U.S. Army, where he spent more than nine years as a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief. Robinson is an Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, having served more than two years as a crew chief supporting combat operations. He also spent one year in counter narcotic operations in Central and South America. A long-time HOHCT volunteer and the holder of two undergraduate degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Robinson is currently a Senior Aviation Safety Officer with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.