Eric Clapprood named new YMCA Board chair

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Eric Clapprood

Eric Clapprood, long-time Granby resident and principal at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, is the new board chair for the YMCA Greater Hartford. The YMCA is excited to have Clapprood in this new role and look forward to the dynamic and innovative leadership he will bring to the organization. 

When asked about his new leadership role and the impact he hopes to make, Clapprood said, “Leading the YMCA of Greater Hartford is a tremendous honor. Our ecosystem—comprised of management, volunteers, members and corporate partners—is incredibly talented, passionate and committed to the Y’s focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Those pillars have never been more important than they are today, as our society looks to recover from historic challenges by maximizing wellness and safety for our entire community. I look forward to continuing to engage the service area our 13 facilities across northern Connecticut comprise. Our greatest impact will be increasing educational, health, camping and other services to those of all ages and income levels across the 50,000-plus customers we serve daily.”

Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford, said, “Eric has been an integral part of our Board of Directors for the past two years as the board chair-elect and for two years before that as a director, and was previously a vital presence as the chair of the Board of Advisors for the Farmington Valley YMCA. Eric has been a member of our YMCA family for more than a decade, and we look forward to his leadership as we enter a new decade at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.”

Clapprood grew up in Massachusetts and attended Brown University where he received a BS in aerospace engineering. Before becoming an actuary, he worked as a private investigator and firefighter.

Clapprood moved to Connecticut in 1993, and has lived in Granby since 2001 with his wife, Heidi, and his children, Jordan and Ashlyn. In his professional career, Clapprood has worked as an executive at several financial firms, including Cigna, Citigroup and The Hartford. He has been with Deloitte since 2009, where he leads the Capital Risk and Regulatory Practice for the United States. Clapprood is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries; a member of the American Academy of Actuaries; and a certified Enterprise Risk Analyst.

Clapprood’s term as board chair runs through 2022.