about us

 

Since 1975, HEDCO, Inc. has helped clients and their communities improve, achieve and succeed by supporting their growth and progress – expanding its community investment and small business services. The organization is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, a U.S. Small Business Administration Microloan lender, as well as an administrator of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program. 

In its 47-year history, HEDCO has the satisfaction of seeing people transform an idea, a dream, or a passion into a thriving business.

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Our Vision

Connecticut and its cities are anchored by thriving and sustainable small businesses and nonprofits that meet local needs and employ local residents.

HEDCO Team

Our Mission

HEDCO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in March 1975. The organization collaborates with federal, state, and municipal community economic development agencies, community non-profit organizations and others to help start, finance, retain, and recruit small businesses in Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns.

HEDCO provides its small business clientele with business support needs that would be otherwise un-met or underserved. HEDCO fosters the community relationships crucial to sustained and broad-based economic growth and to provide small businesses throughout the region with alternative financing. The organization hires, retains, and develops an experienced, professional staff, who individually understand client and local market needs and collectively provide successful development outcomes.

Our Mission

HEDCO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in March 1975. The organization collaborates with federal, state, and municipal community economic development agencies, community non-profit organizations and others to help start, finance, retain, and recruit small businesses in Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns.

HEDCO provides its small business clientele with business support needs that would be otherwise un-met or underserved. HEDCO fosters the community relationships crucial to sustained and broad-based economic growth and to provide small businesses throughout the region with alternative financing. The organization hires, retains, and develops an experienced, professional staff, who individually understand client and local market needs and collectively provide successful development outcomes.

Our Team

Kim B. Hawkins

President & Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Geronimo

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Sporbert

Administrative Manager

David Massey

Business Development Officer

MORGAN G. RANDOLPH

Business Development Officer

John E. Robinson

Business Development Officer

Daisy Butler

Administrative Assistant and Business Resource Center


  (860) 527-1301 x242

  daisyb@hedcoinc.com

Tony Rodriguez

IT Director

Itzel Martinez Garcia

Marketing/ Communications Specialist

duy do

Loan Administrative Specialist


  (860) 527-1301 x212

  duyd@hedcoinc.com

Ashley hoeger

Business Development Officer


  (860) 527-1301 x211

  ashleyh@hedcoinc.com

Candice wingate

Executive Assistant

  (860) 527-1301 x210

reception@hedcoinc.com

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Board Members

Barbara Randolph

Chairperson - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Company

Marianne Stowell

Treasurer - Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Berkshire Bank

Eric M. Bauer

Vice Chair - Business Market Executive, Bank of America

Wayne Benjamin

Assistant Treasurer - Principal, Georgetown Associates, LLC.

Edward J. Samorajczyk

Secretary - Partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP.

Julio Mendoza

Chair, Nominating Committee - Executive Director, Spanish American Merchants Association

Paul Perakos

Assistant Secretary - Vice President Credit Officer, TD Bank

Donald Chapman

Director, Community & Small Business Development, City of Hartford

Ana Alfaro

Director - Community Relations Specialist, Eversource Energy

Michael J. Casparino

President – North Division, People’s United Bank

Ana Alfaro

Director - Community Relations Specialist, Eversource Energy

Jeff Hubbard

Senior Vice President Regional Manager, Liberty Bank

Sheila S. Hummel

Fiscal Administrative Manager, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development

Andreas Kapetanopoulos

Regional President – CT, NBT Bank

David M. Cabezas

Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer, Patriot Bank, N.A.

Dante Fazzina

Vice President, Salisbury Bank and Trust Company

Alan Lazowski

Chairman, CEO, and Founder, LAZ Parking

Nicholas Seminara

Senior Vice President, Claim General Counsel, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Pauline Yoder

Special Projects Manager, Capital Region Council of Government