May 8, 2017

CT Mirror:
Next Teachers’ Union Leader Is Former State Senate Leader

“Donald E. Williams Jr. has been named the next leader of the state’s largest teachers union, the Connecticut Education Association, a political powerhouse with an annual budget of about $20 million and rainy day fund of $13 million. Williams, 59, served as the leader of the Senate for 10 years before stepping down and landing a job at the CEA as deputy director of professional policy, practice, research, and reform in November 2014. He takes over the top job from Mark Waxenberg, whose compensation totaled $321,500 in 2014, the most recent tax filing publicly available for the non-profit. The union declined to disclose Williams’ salary…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.