2009 Women in Leadership Conference

West Haven Chamber of Commerce Presents

Women in Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

(For General Audience - Ladies & Gentlemen)

Please join us for Breakfast and a Panel consisting of Highly Influential Women in various Leadership roles in our State and beyond.


Lynn R. Fusco, President & CEO of The Fusco Corporation and The Fusco Management Company - One of the leading construction and property management companies in New England. Ms. Fusco oversees the operations of the company founded by her grandfather in 1924. Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, the Fusco Corporation is a third-generation family-owned business. Lynn works in various levels of the spheres of construction, development and management companies and she has full responsiblilty for overseeing the operation of the Fusco Group.


Maureen Murphy, Attorney at Law, Murphy, Murphy & Nugent, LLC, New Haven, CT -

Maureen M. Murphy earned her B.A. from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana; M.S. Southern Connecticut State University - Special Education; J.D. Quinnipiac School of Law; and LLM, New York University Law School.  Ms. Murphy is a partner in the firm of Murphy, Murphy, and Nugent, LLC.  She currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, civil rights and family law. Attorney Murphy brought the first in the nation peer to peer sexual harassment case under Title IX in 1992.  As a result of that case and its successful resolution, school districts around the state began implementing and enforcing sexual harassment policies.  With co-counsel, Kristen Galles of Virginia, Attorney Murphy also pursued a number of successful Title IX  athletic equality cases. She is frequently appointed by the family court as Guardian ad Litem for children in custody disputes and she is co-founder of the New Haven Academy for Child Advocacy.

In addition, Attorney Murphy has represented numerous lesbian and gay plaintiffs in family and civil rights matters and is a frequent guest speaker on issues that impact same sex couples, particularly on the issue of Civil Unions and marriage for same sex-couples.  She authored “Connecticut’s Civil Union Law:  A Look Forward”, which appeared in the October 2005 issue of Connecticut Lawyer Magazine and is a frequent speaker at educational forums, CLEs and bar association meetings. Attorney Murphy was cooperating attorney with GLAD in Kerrigan v. State of Connecticut, the Connecticut same sex marriage equality case, which resulted in Connecticut being the second state in the country to afford full equality to same sex couples.  She was the founder and co-chair of the Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Law Association, former counsel to the Connecticut Coalition for LGBT Civil Rights and she is currently a member of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) Law And Public Policy Committee, President of Liberty Community Services (formerly C.A.R.P.), and the former Vice President of and current legal advisor to Love Makes a Family.  Maureen was the 2005 recipient of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization for Women Harriet Tubman award for social justice, the 2006 recipient of the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center Dorothy Award, and the 2007 Maria Miller Stewart Award from the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF).



Jodi Latina, Award-winning Reporter Channel 8 News, New Haven, CT - Ms. Latina's journalistic talents have earned her numerous awards in her field. She has received multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists including the Spot News Award, the Associated Press' Investigative Enterprise Story of the Year, and the Mark Twain Award for Station Excellence.


Kristin Mastromarino, Founder, The Organized Lifestyle  The first store in Connecticut to feature organizing products and professional organizing services in a store front—in 2003. Ms. Mastromarino, as well, writes a bi-weekly column called "Ask the Organizer," featured in the Shore Publishing newspapers. She also teaches others basic organizing principles through lectures and seminars. In addition to her retail business, Kristin also owns Livable Solutions, a professional organizing service.


Carol E. Brown, President, West Haven Black Coalition


Savin Rock Conference Center

6 Rock St. West Haven, CT 06516

Pre-Register & Reserve Your Seat Today!

Name Sales End Price
West Haven Chamber Members   Ended $10
Special Pre-Registration Discount for Non-Members   Ended $15
"Sponsor a Student" $10.00 per Seat   Ended $10
$25.00 Silver Sponsorship   Ended $25
$50.00 Gold Sponsorship   Ended $50
$100.00 Platinum Sponsorship   Ended $100

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