Year Inducted / Awarded: 2002
Member Award: Distinguished Service Award
Mr. Arthur Diedrick is Chairman of Development, Office of the Governor. He chairs the Board of Directors of Connecticut Innovations (CI), the Clean Energy Fund (a unit of CI), the Connecticut Development Authority (CDA), the Connecticut Brownfields Redevelopment Authority, (a subsidiary of the CDA), and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA). Through his foresight, Mr. Diedrick has brought together resources and individuals with innovative ideas to help Connecticut establish and maintain preeminence in a number of key technologies of the future. In addition, he has supported the University of Connecticut and the School of Engineering many times in recent years through seed and challenge funding in areas as diverse as fuel cell technology and environmental studies. The School of Engineering has benefited directly from his vision, most recently in developing the agreement between CI and the School of Engineering for establishment of the nascent Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center. Mr. Diedrick is a graduate of Yale University. During his service in the U.S. Air Force he was awarded the American Spirit of Honor Medal.