Administrative Group

Thomas Hyde

Interim Director
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7283

James Nealon

Chief Financial Officer
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7279

JoAnn Genovese

Finance & Administrative Specialist
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7276
JoAnn Genovese specializes in working closely with the Department of Economic and Community Development in financial matters relevant to various projects managed by Waterbury Development Corporation. She processes loan activity for funds such as the Regional Business Investment Fund, Downtown Development Funds and the State Small Business Express Fund. JoAnn is also the Finance and Administrative Specialist for the Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation and Brass Center Limited. She is the point person for the WDC Board of Directors and Loan Committee meetings. JoAnn is a graduate of Mattatuck Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She is an avid UCONN Husky fan and resides in Wolcott. A proud mom of four children and four grandchildren, JoAnn enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Brenda Richard

Administrative Assistant
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7284
Brenda is a graduate of Mattatuck Community College with an Associate Degree in Executive Assistance. Brenda lives in Prospect with her Husband, Anthony, who is a Substation District Maintenance Electrician in Cheshire. Brenda is a proud mom of two sons, Anthony & Joseph and her daughter-in-law, Shea. She worked as a Food Service Manager at Long River Middle School for twenty years and a Building Technician for five years before moving on to WDC as an Administrative Assistant. Brenda enjoys spending time with family, the beach, and snowmobiling.

Danielle Goewey

Senior Grants Writer
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7280
Danielle Goewey has been with Waterbury Development Corporation since October 2019. Danielle received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she graduated summa cum laude. After working in affordable housing in Western Massachusetts, Danielle found her calling in economic and community development. As a result, Danielle pursued a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Haven and took special interest in the City of Waterbury’s economic growth and development. Danielle considers herself a life-long learner and is most excited when she is jet-setting to a new travel destination.

Project Management Group

Ronald Cassella

Vice President of Operations & Construction
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7277

Zachary Keith

Urban Historian, Project Manager
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7287

Zachary Keith received his dual Bachelor's Degree in History and in Urban and Community Studies from the University of Connecticut. He received his Master's Degree in Public History from Central Connecticut State University. Besides Project Management, Zachary also serves as the Enterprise Zone Coordinator for the City of Waterbury. He is a board member of the Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National and has been a member of the club since 2011. Zachary volunteers with the Main Street Waterbury Economic Vitality Committee and joined their Board of Directors in 2017, he is currently the secretary. He also volunteers with Connecticut Community Foundation Sponsorship Committee. Zachary graduated from Leadership Greater Waterbury in 2019. Zachary lives in Terryville with his wife Ashley who is a clinical therapist at Hopbrook Counseling Center in Southington and their two fur children Frank and Bella.

Kenneth Russo, CPE

Senior Project Manager
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7286
Kenneth Russo has been a senior project manager with Waterbury Development Corporation since June 2019. Kenneth has 52 years of experience in the Construction Industry, with an Architectural Engineering degree. He is also a certified professional estimator. Kenneth lives in Middlebury with his wife Maryanna of 53 years; he is a proud father of two kids and four grandchildren. Kenneth enjoys playing golf, shooting pool, and coaching baseball.

Mansi Doshi

Civil and Environmental Engineer, Project Manager
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7285
Mansi Doshi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and her Master's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from India. She received her second Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the City University of New York. She serves as a Civil and Environmental Engineer. Prior to joining Waterbury Development Corporation, Mansi worked with environmental consulting firms. She has experience in brownfield remediation projects and their eventual redevelopment. She also has a great understanding of US-EPA regulations, data interpretation of environmental results & reports.

Thomas Favazzo

Project Manager
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7275

Re-Investment & Fair Housing Group

Michael Gilmore

Re-Investment Manager & Logistics Specialist
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7278
Michael Gilmore is a lifelong resident of Waterbury. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and Mattatuck Community College. Mike began working for the City of Waterbury in 1991 as a Community Liaison under Mayor Edward Bergin. He then moved to the Office of Community Development as a Community Development Specialist. Mike currently works as a Re-Investment Manager Fair Housing Officer at the Waterbury Development Corporation. In that role he is responsible for the securing or demolition of unsafe structures, enforcement of the city's Anti-Blight Ordinance, and relocation of displaced tenants. As the city's Fair Housing Officer, Mike organizes and implements public programs and distributes informational material pertaining to fair housing laws and rights. He is also a member of the City's Tax Auction Committee and Property Reuse Committee. Mike is currently a member of the City of Waterbury Blight Task Force. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Waterbury. He is also an affiliate and supporter of the Greater Waterbury YMCA and former member of the Board of Directors. Mike resides in the Bunker Hill neighborhood with his wife Jackie and their three daughters, Taylor, Jordan, and Hayley.

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