About Cathy Malloy

Cathy Malloy, The Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Chief Executive Officer, is a seasoned non-profit administrator, business leader and passionate advocate of the arts. Born in Massachusetts, the youngest of six children, Cathy graduated from Boston College in 1977 and moved to Connecticut in 1983. Cathy worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for more than 20 years, opening 11 restaurants for a national chain, owning and operating her own neighborhood eatery and successful gourmet catering business.

Cathy caught the non-profit “bug” when she was hired as the Vice President of Development for the United Way of Greenwich and Stamford in 1996, and has remained steadfastly committed to the non-profit community ever since. For more than a decade, she served as the Executive Director of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education, an organization that provides counseling and support for victims of sexual abuse. In her role, Cathy has been tireless in her pursuit of raising funds and caring for victims and their families; through her outreach efforts, she nearly doubled the number of male clients served by The Center, made education a critical component of the organization’s counseling services and raised awareness for vulnerable and under-served populations at risk for assault. For her work on behalf of victims’ rights, Cathy received the National Sexual Resource Center’s 2012 Visionary Voice Award, a prestigious honor given annually to 20 individuals across the country whose work to prevent sexual violence has made an impact in their communities. 

Cathy Malloy is also a passionate advocate for the arts and has served as the chair of the Stamford Arts in Education initiative and on the boards of the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra, the Stamford Center for the Arts and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. At the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Cathy serves as the outspoken leader and dedicated advocate for the arts community of Greater Hartford. She brings with her years of fundraising expertise and a desire to redefine the services the Arts Council provides to the arts, heritage and cultural organizations it represents—focusing on, in her words, the “value-add”: professional and technical assistance, umbrella marketing and community-building initiatives that go above and beyond grant funding.

In 1999, Cathy was named one of four “Superwomen” by Fairfield County Magazine and one of Hartford’s "Most Influential People” by Hartford Magazine in 2012. Cathy and her husband, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, have three sons: Dannel, Ben and Sam. The Malloys currently reside in Hartford.

Contact Cathy: call 860-525-8629, ext. 223 or email

See photos of Cathy in her role as CEO of the Arts Council>



Brett Thompson
(ext. 222)
Chief Operating Officer 

Joan Dumaine (ext. 221)

Barry Adams (ext. 228)
Director of Finance

Marketing & Development

Kate McOmber (ext. 249)
Vice President of Communications & Donor Relations

Diane Taha (ext. 235)
Creative Marketing Strategist 

Paul Stigliano (ext. 229)
Director of Workplace Partnerships

Heather Martin (ext. 228)
Development Associate

Stephen Morelli (ext. 237)
Workplace Campaign Manager

Sierra Vazquez (ext. 236)
Development Coordinator 

Community Services

Amanda Roy (ext. 252)
Community Programs Manager

Catherine Valenza (ext. 245)
Manager of Granting Programs

Contact Us

The Greater Hartford Arts Council

100 Pearl Street, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

100 Pearl Street, 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06103



For General Inquiries, please email

Member Login

Forgotten password

Search Our Site

Copyright © 2018, Greater Hartford Arts Council. All rights reserved