In Memoriam: Liam McGee (1954-2015)

02/13/2015 |


It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Liam McGee, who had been CEO of The Hartford from October 1, 2009 through July 1, 2014.  Mr. McGee arrived at The Hartford during a transitional period in that company's history, but as he worked to transform the company he continued -- and deepened -- The Hartford's commitment to Asylum Hill.  On November 16, 2010, just over a year after he took over at The Hartford, he pledged $7 million to the neighborhood, including funding to acquire and demolish the Capitol West Building on Myrtle Street.

NINA was honored to work with Mr. McGee during his tenure at The Hartford.  His support for our efforts in Asylum Hill helped us to complete the rehabilitation and restoration of nine homes, all of which are now occupied by homeowners.  The Hartford also committed significant funding to our mixed-use project at the Zunner Building and to our two new construction projects at 33 Sargeant Street and 54 Huntington Street.
We wish to offer our condolences to Liam's family and to his colleagues at The Hartford, and we also wish to express our gratitude for his commitment to our work and his belief in the impact it has on the Asylum Hill neighborhood.

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