For the fifth consecutive year, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney is included on the Hartford Business Journal’s annual “Power 50” list of the most influential people in Connecticut. Berger-Sweeney has made the HBJ’s “Power 50” list every year since its inception in 2020.

HBJ says that its 2024 collection of 50 power players “highlights private- and public-sector, nonprofit, higher education, real estate, and healthcare officials in Connecticut who are not only top leaders within their organizations, but also the broader business community.” The list was chosen and ranked by the news team for the publication, which has 38,000 readers in print and 145,000 unique visitors per month to its website.

Convocation and Matriculation 2023
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney offers a lemonade toast to the Class of 2027 and to Trinity College.

This year marks a decade of Berger-Sweeney’s leadership at Trinity and in Hartford, where she continues to build her influence, according to her profile on the “Power 50” list. Last June, Berger-Sweeney, a neuroscientist, was appointed board chair of Hartford HealthCare, the second-largest healthcare system in the state. HBJ adds, “She is also a board member of the Capital Region Development Authority, a quasi-public agency that has helped finance thousands of new apartments in downtown Hartford.”

At Trinity, Berger-Sweeney helped to launch a pilot exploration program on the use of artificial intelligence across academic disciplines and is overseeing a $30 million, 37,000-square-foot addition to Trinity’s George M. Ferris Athletic Center, the profile notes.

The HBJ also highlights other accomplishments under Berger-Sweeney’s leadership, including the expansion of Trinity’s campus footprint into downtown Hartford by establishing its Innovation Center and Liberal Arts Action Lab, and the launch an exclusive liberal arts partnership with global technology firm Infosys.

Read the full profile in the Hartford Business Journal here.