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Asikainen to lead TEEG
THOMPSON — The TEEG Board of Directors announced June 26 that Carl Asikainen will replace Anne Miller as executive director when she retires in November of 2024.
Asikainen worked for End Hunger CT! conducting outreach for feeding programs in Eastern Connecticut from 2003 to 2011.He began his work at TEEG in 2011, and worked to create equity in the food that people could access through TEEG and other local pantries.
He left the agency in 2016 to work with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.  While there, he worked at the state level to address youth homelessness by training network partners, coordinating resources, and advocating for those who faced unstable housing or homelessness.  He returned to TEEG in 2021, stepping in to manage what are now three TEEG Markets, overseeing food rescue, distribution, and acquisition.  
He has a strong passion for the work TEEG does, a vision for TEEG’s future and a knowledge of local resources.  Miller said that she is delighted with the choice, and she looks forward to working with Asikainen in the coming months to create a shared vision and understanding of the work ahead.  
He said “I’m thrilled to continue to work in our region in this new capacity as executive director.  TEEG is as important a resource for local residents as it has ever been and with a dedicated staff and board I’m prepared to help continue this tradition of service.”


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