Rocky Hill, CT – The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) has elected Bruce Carlson, President and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, to Honorary Membership. CASE will present the award at its 40th Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 19th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.
The CASE Governing Council created the category of Honorary Membership in 2009 to recognize an individual not otherwise eligible for membership. The council nominates, and selects by vote, the recipients of this honor. Carlson is recognized for leadership and contributions throughout his career that support the Academy’s vision to “foster an environment where scientific and technological creativity can thrive and contribute to Connecticut becoming a leading place in the country to live, work and produce for all its citizens …”
As president and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council, Carlson is responsible for public policy issues, business development and media relations for the state’s largest broad-based technology industry association, representing over 2500 technology companies in Connecticut.
Carlson has served as an associate project director for two CASE studies: Broadband Access and Availability (2011) and Workforce Development (2012). He was also Chief of Staff at the UConn Health Center when CASE conducted a study entitled, A Needs-Based Analysis of the UConn Health Center Facilities Plan (2008).
Currently, Carlson also serves as Chairman of The IP Factory, and Managing Partner of Jigsaw Ventures, a strategic planning consultancy. During his tenure as the UConn Health Center’s Chief of Staff, Carlson also established the university’s tech transfer program and held the position of Managing Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Prior to UConn Health Center, Carlson served as Policy Development Director with the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management for two decades. During that time, he served four governors from three political parties, with a primary focus on economic development and budget-related issues. He holds a BA in History from UConn.