CCT: Tourism Advisory Council Members

Tourism Advisory Council Members


Anne L. Elvgren  {Photo of Anne Elvgren}
Anne Elvgren of Farmington is president of Elvgren Associates LLC, a marketing and public relations firm. Working primarily with law firms, accounting firms and nonprofits, she provides a full range of business development consulting services. She is an active member of the Hartford regionís business community, with involvement in the CBIA and MetroHartford Alliance. In addition to her service with the Connecticut Culture and Tourism Advisory Committee, she is a trustee and executive committee member of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford and member of the marketing committee for The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.





Steve Coan

{Photo of Dr. Stephen Coan} Dr. Stephen M. Coan is president and chief executive officer of Sea Research Foundation, Inc., the parent organization of Mystic Aquarium, Ocean Exploration Center and JASON Learning.

Mystic Aquarium is recognized as one of Americaís top aquatic animal facilities, and is the 4th largest tourism attraction in New England, with the largest attendance of any cultural institution outside of Boston.  JASON Learning reaches an additional two million students globally on an annual basis.  The Ocean Exploration Center supports and actively engages the public in the work of acclaimed explorer Dr. Robert D. Ballard and the Exploration Vessel Nautilus.

Mitchell Etess

{Photo of Mitchell Etess} Born into a family of hoteliers, Mitchell Grossinger Etess brings literally a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.  Etess joined Mohegan Sun as a member of the casinoís pre-opening team in 1996 as Senior Vice President of Marketing.  Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing.  In August 2004, he was elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer to oversee the overall management and operation of Mohegan Sun, the Northeastís premier entertainment destination.

A graduate of New York Cityís Columbia University, Etess resides in East Lyme, Connecticut with his wife Karen.



Matt Fleury

{Photo of Matt Fleury} Matt Fleury has led the Connecticut Science Center since its opening to the public in 2009, after serving as the Centerís Executive Vice President and COO during the Centerís development since 2003. A leading regional science learning destination for schools and families, the Science Center serves visitors from throughout Connecticut and every state in the nation, engaging its audience in thought-provoking interactive learning experiences to ignite a new generation of achievers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Science Center has served an average of 300,000 people annually with science learning activities, enabled teachers to increase student achievement, helped to re-energize Connecticutís capital city and become the public vanguard for science and innovation in the state.  

Mr. Fleury was born in Manhattan, and spent much of his youth in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. He and his wife, television news anchor Irene OíConnor, reside in Hartford with their twin boys, Quilty and Robert.


Dan Hincks

{Photo Dan Hincks} Dan grew up up in Farmington Connecticut and received his BA from the University of Hartford in 1979.  After working for two years in the commercial printing field he joined his father's specialty product printing business, Data Management, Inc..  He became president of DMI in 1991.  In 2001 Dan completed Harvard Business School's program for Owner President Managers (OPM).  He founded Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk CT in 2007, and is adding a second venue in Hartford CT.  He serves on the Board of Directors of several not for profit organizations. Dan is married to Sarah and is the father of two daughters, Morgan and Birch.  CEO Data Management, Inc. Farmington, CT; CEO Infinity Music Hall & Bistro  --  Norfolk and Hartford, CT; Harvard Business School OPM 2001; President Farmington Chamber of Commerce 1985; BA English University of Hartford 1979.

Larry McHugh

{Photo of Larry McHugh} Lawrence McHugh currently serves as President of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce since 1983.  Under his skillful leadership, the membership of the chamber increased from 282 to 2,450 active members that employ over 50,000 people in various industry sectors across Connecticut.   Appointed to the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees in 1983, he has been reappointed by five Governors and most recently Governor Dannel Malloy who reappointed him Chairman of the UConn Board of Trustees. 

 He serves as a member on the Department of Economic and Community Developmentís Culture and Tourism Advisory Board, and other boards and commissions in both the public and private sector.

The chamber has been recognized and received numerous prestigious awards from national organizations and associations, including the Presidentís White House Citation for Private Sector Initiatives. 

He lives in Middletown with his wife Patricia.  He has three (3) sons Ė Larry Jr., Sean, Michael, and two (2) precious granddaughters Chelsea and Riley.


Michael P. Price
{Photo of Michael Price} Michael Price is now in his 44th year as Executive Director of Goodspeed Musicals.  Under the direction of Michael Price since 1968, Goodspeed Musicals is internationally recognized for its dedication to the advancement and preservation of the American musical.  For Goodspeed, Mr. Price has produced over 200 classic and forgotten musicals, 75 new musicals, and transferred 19 shows to Broadway (including Man of La Mancha, Annie, and Shenandoah).  Goodspeed productions have garnered 13 Tony Awards, 33 Tony nominations and Goodspeed itself was honored with 2 special Tony Awards.  Mr. Price is the founder of the League of Historic American Theatres, founding member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, vice president of the American Theatre Wing and is a member of the Tony Awards Management Committee.  Mr. Price is the recipient of honorary doctorates in fine arts, honoris causa, from Connecticut College and the University of Hartford.  He is also a recipient of the State of Connecticut Arts Award for service to the arts, and serves as the chairman of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Michael is a graduate of Michigan State University, received a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Yale School of Drama.  He is married to Jo-Ann Nevas and they are the proud parents of Rebecca, Daniel and his wife Lisa Rudikoff as well as proud grandparents of Daniel and Lisaís son Ezra.








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