External Relations, Dodd Human Rights Impact Programs
Lee Reynolds started her professional career on Capitol Hill working for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Senator Jim Sasser (D-TN). After moving to Connecticut, Lee served in Senator Dodd’s state office as Director of Community Affairs through his senate service. Lee then joined the staff of Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-05) as Outreach Director and remained with him through the transition to the Senate in 2013. After leaving Senate service in late 2015, Lee founded EMR Consulting, LLC, doing work for, among others, the campaigns of Senators Murphy and Blumenthal, The Campaign School at Yale, and the Connecticut Democratic Party. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Dodd Center since 2016, Lee spearheaded the launch of a very successful fundraising campaign to rededicate the Center to honor both Senator Thomas J. Dodd and his son, Senator Christopher J. Dodd. Since the rededication of The Dodd Center for Human Rights, Lee leads external relations for the Dodd Human Rights Impact Programs and works to cultivate relationships both internally and externally with the many partners that support human rights at UConn. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Lee lives in West Hartford, with her husband Kevin where they raised three children. Lee is in her second term as a Commissioner of the West Hartford Housing Authority.