Our Board of Directors

Kris Lorch

Chair and Treasurer

Kris Lorch is the President and CEO of Alloy Engineering Co., Inc. She is a Director, Treasurer and founding member of the Metal Manufacturers’ Education and Training Alliance. Mrs. Lorch is a member of the TTAC committees for Platt Tech, Emmitt O’Brien and Eli Whitney Technical High Schools. In addition, she is a member of Housatonic Community College’s Regional Advisory Council, a Director of New Haven Manufacturers Association and current Chair of NHMA Workforce Enhancement Committee, a Director of the Park City Green mattress deconstruction/recycling facility, a member of the CBIA Manufacturers Advisory Council and CCAT Manufacturing Council. She promotes the Dream It Do It activities within Connecticut for the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2015, Ms. Lorch was inducted into the Housatonic Community College Manufacturing Hall of Fame in recognition of her long-time support of technical education and her achievements as a well-established metal manufacturer. Kris Lorch has served as a GBCE Director since 2006.

Vincencia Adusei

Vincencia Adusei is the President of “VASE Construction LLC” and “VASE Management LLC” (VASE), a private, construction management organization based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Ms. Adusei serves on the board of the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust’s Continuum of Care Committee, a Bridgeport based supportive housing non-profit organization. She has been recognized by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, the Caribbean World Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Connecticut Against Violence, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: Southern CT Chapter, The Workplace’s Southern CT’s Regional Workforce Development Board, National Association for Women in Construction: CT Chapter, Heroes’ Villages, and the Matt Jones Foundation, for her strong community relations, business support, and advocacy. Ms. Adusei earned her Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Nathaniel Plotkin

Mr. Plotkin is a Tulane University and UCONN School of Law graduate. He has maintained a private law practice in the Bridgeport area for over 50 years and, early in his career, played a major role in developing The Urban Coalition as the Chief of Staff for Bridgeport Mayor Hugh C. Curran. Mr. Plotkin has served as the Vice President for the GBCE board and currently serves as President of The City Lights Art Gallery Board of Directors. He is active in the effort to preserve and enhance the historic Freeman Houses in Bridgeport.

Robert Wall

As the Director of Marketing and Outreach for the Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority, Connecticut’s Green Bank, Mr. Wall manages the overall marketing for the organization and leads campaigns intended to drive demand for clean energy in Connecticut. He has also worked on clean energy marketing and grass roots initiatives with nonprofits SmartPower and Clean Water Action. Mr. Wall practiced complex civil litigation for nearly two decades in which he concentrated on environmental and public health issues. Mr. Wall is a Wesleyan University and Fordham University School of Law graduate.