Board of Directors

Board of Directors - Biographies

Biographies of the chapter's current board members follow.

Carol Pihiel



John Grella, CBAP

Treasurer and Vice President (VP) Member Services

John has 28 years experience in a number of different roles in information systems starting at The Travelers and currently at the Hartford Financial Services Group. Among his roles were developer, technical lead, project manager, business analyst and data modeler. Most recently he has served as a Senor Business Analyst on web based applications supporting property casualty online quoting and agency administration.
John holds a Masters degree in Insurance from the University of Hartford and received the Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) designation in November, 2007. He was reelected Treasurer of the Hartford, CT Chapter in March 2008 and led a study group resulting in the awarding of the CBAP designation to three individuals.


Brendan Griggs, CBAP

Vice President (VP) Education

Brendan has over 20 years' business analysis experience in both the private and public sector within large scale financial services/insurance organizations and governmental agencies.  Joining the IIBA in 2010, he appreciates all the resources available to stay current in Best Practices and especially enjoys performing the role of liaison between Business and Technology.  

Brendan holds a Bachelors in English and Cultural Anthropology from Fordham University and a Masters in Urban and Transportation Planning from Hunter College- City University of New York.  He received his CBAP designation in 2016.

Liz Labbe, CBAP

Vice President (VP) Marketing and Communications and Secretary

Liz is currently a Senior Business Analyst at United Health Group in Hartford. She has been with United Health Group for over 3 years and currently she provides support for a team that provides reporting to internal customers, external customers, and government reporting. Previously at UHG she worked as an enterprise Business Analyst on large scale projects. Prior roles included working as a Business Analyst in various insurance companies, but also at ABB/CE and General Electric.   Liz achieved her CBAP designation in December 2012  and has been a chapter member since 2011.