2023 Keynote Speaker: Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor

Photo of Keynote Speaker Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor

Sworn in on January 4, 2023, Susan Bysiewicz is serving her second term as Connecticuts 109th Lieutenant Governor. Lt. Gov. Bysiewiczs and Gov. Ned Lamonts first priority is to grow goodpaying jobs and investing in the states future.

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz is continuing her commitment to economic growth that made her a leading voice for Connecticut residents and small businesses while she served as Secretary of the State from 1999 to 2011. As Secretary of the State, she helped thousands of businesses grow, registered thousands of voters, cut bureaucratic red tape, honored veterans, and fought to keep elections fair.

As a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing the towns of Middletown, Middlefield, and Durham, Bysiewicz wrote legislation to ban dangerous drivethroughmastectomies and ensure that women being treated for breast cancer had proper care. She also fought political patronage and wrote the law to ban lobbyists from giving gifts to legislators.

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz graduated from Middletown High School, Yale University and Duke Law School. She is the author of Ella: A Biography of Ella Grasso, Connecticuts 83rd governor.