The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is honored to host Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont as he welcomes students back to campus for the Fall semester and discusses Connecticut’s COVID-19 efforts. Governor Lamont will be joined by a distinguished panel of guests including:
• Dr. Albert Ko, MD - YSPH Professor and Chair of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases; Co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group
• Indra Nooyi (Yale SOM ’80) - Co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group; Board co-chair of Advance CT; former CEO of PepsiCo
• Maritza Bond, MPH – Director of Health for the City of New Haven
YSPH Dean Sten H. Vermund will serve as moderator for this event.
Guests will also be greeted by President Peter Salovey and City of New Haven Mayor, Justin Elicker.
Governor Ned Lamont was sworn into office in 2019 as the 89th Governor of the State of Connecticut. An alumnus of the Yale School of Management (MBA ’80), Governor Lamont is the first Connecticut Governor in 80 years to get his start as a businessman and job creator. He is the founder of Lamont Digital Systems, a telecommunications company and began his political career as a member of the Greenwich, CT Board of Selectmen and Board of Estimation and Taxation. As Governor, he formed the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group consists of leaders from business and public health, working in partnership with the State of Connecticut to determine when and how to reopen the economy and education systems. To do so, they have had to balance the two pressing priorities of economic concerns with public health implications.