Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, has been appointed by Senator Looney to serve on the newly formed Connecticut Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board was created by the state legislature during the 2018 session, with a mission to advise the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government and municipalities regarding data policy, including the use of data to grow the economy.

The Board has the authority to request information and assistance from the state’s executive branch, provide advice to the state legislature to enhance their data capabilities, and request agency data officers or agency heads to appear before them. The Board, which may publish reports and issue recommendations, held its inaugural meeting on July 31.

Riordan-Nold, a Glastonbury resident, has been Executive Director of the Connecticut Data Collaborative since 2014. Previously, she served in a research capacity for the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.