Joan Maloney Appointed  Executive Director of CTLA The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association has promoted Chief Financial Officer Joan D. Maloney to executive director of the 1,300-member fellowship.

“We are thrilled that after an exhaustive, nationwide search, Joan has accepted the position of executive director,” said James Horwitz, president of CTLA.

“Everyone involved agreed that Joan clearly was the most qualified candidate. During the interview process it was clear that Joan has interesting ideas for the future of our organization—ideas we look forward to exploring in the months ahead,” Horwitz added.

Maloney has been CFO since 2008, having previously served in the same position for John J. Daly in Boston. The Milton, Massachusetts, native now lives in Manchester with her husband and three children. She is a graduate of Boston College.

“I’m extremely excited and humbled to be named executive director of CTLA and am looking forward to taking the association to the next level,” Maloney said. “Our members already access a wide array of resources to help them share expertise and information, and we always are working toward expanding our resources, for our membership and for the public.”

The CTLA’s mission is to preserve individual rights within the justice system.

Rich Brown of Saxe, Doernberger & Vita

Brown Named Partner At Saxe Connecticut Saxe Doernberger & Vita has promoted insurance coverage attorney Richard William Brown to partner, working out of the firm’s Connecticut office.

“We’re pleased to welcome Rich to the partnership,” said managing partner Tracy Alan Saxe. “Rich is a natural leader. SDV associates consistently seek his mentorship and guidance in creating outstanding results for our policyholder clients. He’s also an integral part of the firm’s expanding power and energy insurance coverage practice. Rich will be an asset to us as SDV continues to grow.”

“Rich is a talented attorney who brings an energy and enthusiasm to everything he does,” added partner Jeffrey Vita. “And we’re happy to have him take a leadership position in the firm.”

Brown is a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.