Shawn T. Wooden

Partner at Day Pitney LLP

Shawn T. Wooden

Shawn T. Wooden

Partner at Day Pitney LLP

Biography

Shawn T. Wooden was elected state treasurer on November 6, 2018, following a successful 21-year career as an investment attorney specializing in public pension plans. He was sworn in as Connecticut’s 83rd state treasurer on January 9, 2019. Most recently, Wooden was a partner in a major law firm, where he led its public pension plan investment practice and was a member of the Investment Section of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.

Early in his legal career, he worked in the AFL-CIO’s Office of Investment in Washington, DC. From 2011 to 2015, Wooden served as president of the Hartford City Council. He also was a member of the Connecticut Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, which interprets and enforces the state’s ethics laws and oversees the Connecticut Office of State Ethics.

Wooden earned a four-year academic scholarship to Trinity College in Hartford, where he now serves as a member of its board of trustees. Upon college graduation, Wooden worked for the mayor of Hartford and then as Connecticut director of Project Vote, a national voter registration and education program. He also served as a key aide for the Connecticut Commissioner of Social Services. He later attended New York University School of Law before beginning his career at Day Pitney. Super Lawyers magazine designated him a Connecticut Super Lawyer for Securities and Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate. Pensions and Investments named him one of the “Twenty-Five Investment Professionals to Watch.” Savoy magazine named him as one of the most influential black lawyers in the country.

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President at Trinity College

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Associate Provost at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Co-Chairman at Day Pitney LLP

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Co-Chairman at Day Pitney LLP

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Partner at Day Pitney LLP

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Partner at Day Pitney LLP

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Former Vice Chairman at Connecticut Legal Service, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at IAT Reinsurance Co. Ltd.

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Former Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corp.

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Co-Founder at TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.

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Partner at Day Pitney LLP
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Day Pitney LLP provides legal services. The firm serves regional, national, and international clients in a variety of practice areas, including business transactions, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation. The company's clients include Centerpoint Energy, Prudential Financial, and Southern Connecticut Bancorp. It was founded in 2007 and is located in Hartford, CT.

Advisor, Office of Investment
Prior

American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Org operates labor unions. The main purpose of the AFL-CIO is to bring fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social and economic equity. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$250
2014

Former Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

$250
2013

Representative from Connecticut's 1st Congressional District

$250
2013

Representative from Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District

Political Donations Received
$100
2014
$100
2014
$100
2014
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