The Mark Twain House & Museum Board of Trustees

President - Joel Freedman, Attorney & Consultant; Retired Senior Vice President and Director of Government Affairs, The Hartford

Joel Freedman is an attorney and a public policy consultant and is a graduate of UCONN and UCONN Law School.   He retired in 2008 after a 25-year career at The Hartford.  Following a stint heading The Hartford’s Washington, DC office, he was Sr. VP and Associate General Counsel in charge of the company’s Government & Regulatory Affairs.  In 2009, he became a public policy consultant and was associated with Gephardt Government Affairs in Washington for five years.  He has served on the boards of many local non-profits.  His wife, Susie, and he live in South Glastonbury.

Vice President & Treasurer - Gregory Servodidio, Partner, Pullman & Comley, LLC

Secretary - Jeanmarie Shea, Attorney, Robinson & Cole, LLP


David Baldacci, Author

Tim Bannon, Attorney

Bethany Berger, Professor of Real Property Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

John J. Bermel, Consultant, Retired Aetna Executive

Doug Boains, Partner and Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Fairview Capital

Annette Bolt, Retired, and former President of the Friends of The Mark Twain House

Steven Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale

Garry Michael Cooper, BushCooper, Business Consultant, Business Legal Matters

John E. Curran, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

John De Laney, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs Director of International Publishing, ICM Partners

Paul H. Eddy, International Group General Counsel, Travelers

Anne Elvgren, President, Elvgren Associates LLC

Rohan Freeman, Founder and President of Freeman Companies

John N. Giamalis, John N. Giamalis Consulting

Ann B. Glover, Chief Marketing Officer, Voya Financial

J. David Haddox, D.D.S., M.D., Vice President, Risk Management and Health Policy, Purdue Pharma L.P.

Susan Herbst, President of the University of Connecticut

Harry E. Hosmer, Chairman, Royale Energy Inc.

Hugh Howard, Author

David Jimenez, Partner, Jackson Lewis, LLP

Alan J. Kreczko, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Andrew Lattimer, Tax Partner, Blum Shapiro

Karen Licht, President of The Friends of The Mark Twain House

Frank Lord, Assistant Vice President (retired), The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Maribel La Luz, Director of Communications, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Matthew Maclean, Managing Director, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust

James Mallozzi, CEO and Founder of Mindset Advisors, LLC

Jamie McDonald, Owner of Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

Duby McDowell, President, McDowell Jewitt Communications

Patricia McEvoy, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, The Hartford

R. Paul Mehlman, Partner, Landmark Partners

Roger L. Michel, Jr, Attorney, and Executive Director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology

John Moran, Director, Public Relations, United Technologies Corporation

Mark Nielsen, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Frontier Communications

Jeffrey Oller, Executive Director, Ernst & Young

Debra Palermino, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, MassMutual Financial Group

Allan Polak, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Prudential Financial

George Scurlock, College Admissions Consultant

Kathryn Sherer, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck Inc.

Edward B. Whittemore, Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP

Board of Trustees Advisory Council

Roy Blount, Jr.


Dayton Duncan

Garrison Keillor

Lewis H. Lapham

David McCullough

Frank Rich

Bob Schieffer

Calvin Trillin

Garry Trudeau

Board of Honorary Trustees

Dr. Michael D. Coe

Wilson Faude

Dr. Alan Gribben

Dr. Robert H. Hirst

Hal Holbrook

Dr. Sarah Bradford Landau


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