The 4Cs received over fifty applications for the Political Organizer position advertised in July. The field was narrowed to eight by the Search Committee. Following all eight interviews, four candidates were forwarded to President Bryan Bonina for a second interview. After a week of discussion, deliberation, and reference checks, Bryan offered Bob Fernandez the position, which he accepted. Please join us in congratulating and welcomingBob to the 4Cs team!
“Bob is clearly the best person for this position. I’m convinced his institutional knowledge, direct experience in the CSCU system, and political aptitude make him the best choice,” stated Bryan. “Bob is well known at the Legislative Office Building, throughout Connecticut, and within the labor movement, both locally and nationally. He knows our stakeholders and their needs extremely well. I’m looking forward to continuing our work with Bob to collectively represent the best interests of SEIU Local 1973 and its members.”
Bob worked for many years at Quinebaug Valley Community College in different roles, including Director of the Willimantic Center and Director of Financial Aid. Bob also has taught as an adjunct faculty member in American Government and History. Bob also worked at Capital Community College as the Director of the Center for Professional Advancement. During his tenure at the colleges, Bob served the 4Cs as its Legislative Director. He also has volunteered on behalf of numerous political campaigns and community groups, including serving on the Latino Puerto Rican Affair Commission (LPRAC) and the Board of Directors for the Windham United Way.
Thank you to the members of the 4Cs Political Organizer Search Committee for all your hard work: Seth Freeman (Capital), Merja Lehtinen (Asnuntuck), William Army (Quinebaug Valley), Lorraine Li (Gateway), Minati Roychoudhuri (Capital), and Ellen Benson (4Cs Staff).