Erik M. Clemons
Executive Chairman, CT Community Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP)
Erik Clemons is founding Executive Chairman of ConnCORP, an economic development, and economic justice organization dedicated to community-building, as well as aggressively addressing the issues wrought from poverty in Black communities.
Before ConnCORP, Erik serves as founding CEO and President of the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT), a non-profit organization based on the model of Bill Strickland’s National Center for Arts and Technology, which is dedicated to creating empowering art-based educational environments for at-risk public school students and training programs for under and unemployed adults.
Erik has an extensive background in nonprofit management and organizational leadership. For more than 20 years, Erik has committed himself to serving the best interests of diverse and traditionally underserved communities.
Erik has serves as an Education Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Yale-New Haven Hospital trustee, member of the Connecticut State Board of Education, Board Chair of the Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH), Board of Directors at New Haven Bank, member of Boston Federal Reserve Community Council
Erik holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Arts in Theology and Ethics from the Hartford Seminary.
Erik is also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters; Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT.
Erik is a father of four daughters