Mary Kay Fenton, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in New Haven, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the
Connecticut Business & Industry Association. She succeeds John Ciulla, president of Webster Financial Corp. and Webster Bank.
Leading Achillion’s financial and administrative departments since the company’s inception, Fenton is responsible for financial strategy and capital formation, financial reporting and compliance, and treasury and tax functions, as well as operating functions such as investor relations, risk management, facilities management, purchasing, and information technology.
The board also elected two vice chairs: Chris DiPentima, president of Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown, and Jennifer DelMonico, managing partner of Murtha Cullina LLP in New Haven.