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Derek Slap Named Vice President for Advancement at The Village

Derek Slap. Photo credit: Cara Pauik (we-ha.com file photo)

Derek Slap of West Hartford, a state senator representing the 5th District, will take on the top marketing, communication, and development role for the local nonprofit. 

By Ronni Newton

The Village for Families & Children announced Wednesday that Derek Slap of West Hartford has been hired as Vice President for Advancement, and will be responsible for overseeing the nonprofit’s communications, marketing, and development.

“I am excited to join the team at the Village,” Slap told We-Ha.com. “They do amazing work helping children and families cope with challenges and trauma. I look forward to helping advance their mission.”

Slap, a Democratic State Senator representing the 5th District, brings a wealth of experience to the role.

He was most recently president and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) – a role from which he resigned last week.

Slap previously served as Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the UConn Foundation, responsible for helping transform its digital fundraising operations and internal communications strategy. He also has a decade of experience in journalism, including six years as a news anchor and reporter for NBC Connecticut. 

He also teaches political science at Yale University & Sacred Heart University, and prior to being elected to the State Senate served as a State Representative in the 19th District.

Slap lives in West Hartford with his wife and three children. He earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in business administration from UConn.

About The Village: For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a continuum of behavioral health treatment and support services for children and adults, including parenting education classes, a nationally accredited preschool, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, intensive residential treatment, and foster care and adoption.  For more information, visit www.thevillage.org or call 860-236-4511.

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