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Oz Griebel

R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel

R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel has served since April 2001 as president and chief executive officer of the MetroHartford Alliance, the region’s economic development leader and the city of Hartford’s Chamber of Commerce.

From February 1999 through June 2000, Griebel served as a director and president and chief operating officer of MacDermid, Inc., an international specialty chemicals company then headquartered in Waterbury, Conn., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to 1999, Griebel worked for over 22 years with the then BankBoston Corporation in various finance, legal, marketing, and operations positions, concluding his service as president of the bank’s businesses in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts from 1993 through 1999. Griebel also served as a director of Tallan, a Glastonbury based e-commerce company that was acquired by CMGI in 2000, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of World Business Capital, which provides financing to small businesses in international markets.

Griebel’s public sector involvement includes service from 2001 to 2006 as chairman of the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board, which developed a multi-modal, comprehensive, 10-year strategy for funding and implementing a modern transportation system for the state. Griebel also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bradley International Airport and has been involved in numerous organizations that focus on the economic vitality of Connecticut.

In 2010, he ran for the Republican Party nomination for governor of Connecticut.

Griebel received an AB from Dartmouth College (1971) and a JD from Suffolk University School of Law (1977). Prior to joining BankBoston in 1976, he had coaching and teaching assignments at the high school and collegiate levels.