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Yankee Institute Announces New Board Chairman
Connecticut’s Free-Market Think Tank Thanks Rep. Rob Simmons
The Yankee Institute, Connecticut’s only independent free-market think tank, announced Thursday its board had elected Andrew R. Jones, of Westport, to serve as its new board chairman.
Jones brings years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and business executive. He succeeds former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who will continue to serve on the board.
“With a legislative committee proposing a $2.4 billion tax increase that could crush our state’s future, the need for the Yankee Institute has never been clearer. In this environment, we are especially grateful for Andy’s willingness to take on a larger role,” said Carol Platt Liebau, Yankee Institute president.
“Connecticut faces many well-documented challenges,” Jones said. “I’m excited to be part of the Yankee Institute, the organization that is advancing the free-market solutions that will bring opportunity back to our state.”
“Words can’t express the contribution Rob has made as Yankee’s chairman for the past three years,” Liebau said. “Thankfully, he is remaining on our board.”
“It has been an exciting three years with many accomplishments,” Simmons said, “but the time is right to pass the baton to another person – and Andrew is just the right one.”
The Yankee Institute for Public Policy is a Connecticut think tank that develops and advances policy solutions to promote smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity for all the people of our state.
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