President & CEO
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Martin Gavin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He was appointed by the board of directors on May 11, 2006 after a national search. He had served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since January 6, 2006.
Mr. Gavin had previously served as a member of the board of directors of Connecticut Children’s and its predecessor, Newington Children’s Hospital from1989 to 2000. He was chairman of the board when Connecticut Children’s opened on April 2, 1996, and later served as chairman of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation.
An executive with more than 27 years of experience in the insurance and investment industries, he worked for 16 years at the Phoenix Companies, in Hartford, retiring in 2000. Prior to joining the Phoenix, he worked at CNA Insurance Companies, Chicago, Illinois. Marty began his career at CIGNA (formerly Connecticut General).
Throughout his career, Mr. Gavin has been very active in the community. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the MetroHartford Alliance and is Co-Chair of the Connecticut Health Council.
He is a 1972 graduate of the University of Connecticut and a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.