Erik Clemons is the 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 arts-based educational environments for at-risk public school students and training programs for under and unemployed adults.
Erik has an extensive background in non-profit management and organizational leadership. Prior to joining ConnCAT, Erik served as Executive Director of Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), providing academic and social enrichment programs to children and youth between the ages of five and 23.
Erik is an Education Fellow at Aspen Institute. In addition to being the Board Chair of the Housing Authority of New Haven (HANH), he is a member of the Connecticut State Board of Education, Board of Directors at START Community Bank, Board of Directors at Elm City Market and Board Trustee at Yale-New Haven Hospital.