(I)NTERVIEW: Oz Griebel

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(I)NTERVIEW: Oz Griebel
Oz Griebel
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R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel has been the President and CEO of MetroHartford Allliance, the region's chamber of commerce and economic development leader, since April 2001 and joined the election race for Connecticut Governor in 2010. 
Griebel significantly contributed to improving the State's transportation system by consulting to then Governor, John Rowland, and the Connecticut Legislature on the establishment of Connecticut's transportation strategy board and served as the Board's Chairman. From 1999-2000, Griebel served as Director, President and Chief Operating Officer at MacDermid, Inc., an international specialty chemicals company in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1976, Griebel began his career with the then BankBoston Corporation where he worked in finance, legal, marketing and operations positions of over 22 years, concluding his service as President of the Bank's businesses in Connecticut and Western Massachusettes in 1999.
Griebel received his B.A from Darmouth College in 1971 and his J.D from Suffolk University School of Law in 1977. Among Griebel's many acknowledgements of his services in the public and business sectors, are included the Hartford Courant Business Leader of the Year Award in 19995, the Capitol Regional Council of Governments Regional Leadership Award in 1996, the Distinguished Citizen Award of the Connecticut Council Boy Scouts of America in 1999 and the Hartford Business Journal Business Leader of the Year in 2001.
Griebel and his wife, Kirsten; who is the founder and Chair of Simsbury Citizens First and as a board member of  Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; reside in Simsbury, Connecticut.  
-Courtesy of Chris Griebel