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Gennaro Bizzarro named to Hartford Business Journal's 40 under 40.

Gennaro Bizzarro

  • Class Of: 2006 (View More 2006 Winners)
  • Age: 31
  • Job Title: Partner and Founding Member
  • Company: Sheehan, Rembish, LaSaracina & Bizzarro (New Britain)
  • Residence: New Britain

Biography

Career highlights

I am a partner and founding member of Sheehan, Rembish, LaSaracina & Bizzarro, and I also serve as Corporation Counsel for the City of New Britain. I graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from Fordham University, and magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where I was editor-in-chief of the school's Law Review.

Following law school, I was a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Dominic J. Squatrito and practiced law at one of New York City's largest law firms. In 2003, my partners and I established our law firm, now one of the City's largest.

Community involvement

I am a member of the board of directors of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, and EMS, a member of the New Britain Republican Town Committee, the Lions Club, the Generale Ameglio Civic Association, the St. Jean Baptiste Club, the Sons of Italy, and the Elks. I have also been a corroborator for the YMCA and New Britain General Hospital, and a volunteer for the Warm the Children program. I served as chairman of the New Britain Board of Finance and Taxation, and was recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Corporate Achiever for outstanding contributions to the Greater Connecticut area.

Biggest success

To be appointed Corporation Counsel for the City of New Britain at age 30 serves as an enormous point of pride for me and is one of the highlights of my professional career. It is my honor and privilege to serve my hometown in this capacity.

Dream job

I truly enjoy what I am doing right now and wouldn't change anything about it. Things are hectic sometimes, but that's what keeps me going.

Businessperson they most admire and why

I admire the business owner who commits to a struggling community that is trying to turn itself around. Many successful businesspeople are perceptive enough to identify hot markets and capitalize on an area's revitalization, but very few possess the foresight and the resolve necessary to help engender an urban renaissance. I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for those individuals.

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