The American School for the Deaf is pleased to announce that Governor Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and West Hartford Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor to the school’s Board of Directors.
Lt. Governor Wyman began her service in government more than 30 years ago when she successfully ran for a seat on her local school board so she could have a say in the education of her two young daughters. She served four terms as State Representative from the 53rd District and in 1994 was the first woman ever to be elected Connecticut State Comptroller, an office she held for 16 years.
Since being elected Connecticut’s 108th Lieutenant Governor in 2010, she has been a true partner to Governor Malloy as they work to help Connecticut recover from the economic downturn and build a foundation for long-term stability and prosperity.
Lt. Governor Wyman and her husband Michael live in Tolland, along with their two daughters and their husbands and five grandchildren.
Shari Cantor is the Deputy Mayor of West Hartford and has been a member of the West Hartford Town Council since 2004. She chairs the Finance and Budget Committee, is the former Chair of the Community Planning Committee, and currently sits on the Education Liaison Committee, the Government Liaison Committee and the Human Services Committee. A UConn-educated CPA, Ms. Cantor started at Coopers and Lybrand in public accounting and then joined Cigna Corporation working in investments and underwriting. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of UConn’s Hillel Chapter, Chair of the American Heart Association of North Central Connecticut and on the Board of Community Trustees for the Jewish Federal of Greater Hartford and member of the West Hartford Rotary. She lives in West Hartford with her husband, Michael, and their four sons.