Thomas Leonardi

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Thomas Leonardi
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Connecticut Commissioner of Insurance
In office
March 1, 2011 - Present
Years in position 3
Base salary$143,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 4, 2011
Appointed byGovernor Dan Malloy
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBoston University (1976)
J.D.University Of Connecticut School of Law (1979)
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Thomas Leonardi is the Connecticut Commissioner of Insurance. He was appointed to the position by Governor Dan Malloy on February 4, 2011 and took office on March 1.[1]


For 22 years prior to his appointment as commissioner, Leonardi was chairman and CEO of Northington Partners, Inc., an insurance specialty venture capital and investment banking firm.[1] Prior to founding Northington, he was the head of M&A and Venture Capital at Conning & Company.[1] Prior to that, he was the president and vice chairman of the Beneficial Corporation’s insurance subsidiaries.[1]


  • Boston University, Bachelor’s degree with distinction in history, 1976
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor with honors, 1979[1]

Political career

Commissioner of Insurance (2011-Present)

Leonardi was appointed as Connecticut Commissioner of Insurance by Governor Dan Malloy on February 4, 2011 and assumed office on March 1.[1]



Leonardi was appointed as Connecticut Commissioner of Insurance by Governor Dan Malloy on February 4, 2011. Malloy stated, "I’m confident that Tom’s membership on several boards, providing management and financial guidance, coupled with his commitment to giving back to his community through time spent working to secure coverage for the employees of a number of small, not-for-profit organizations will be a benefit to our state. In addition, Tom has significant business development experience, and I’ll be looking to him to help find new and innovative ways in which we can grow the insurance sector in our state.”[2]

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