Advisor to Sandy Hook community has local ties
A woman who grew up in Glenville has been selected as an advisor to the Newtown, Conn., community on logistics and other issues related to the school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.
Anne M. Alzapiedi, a senior human resource leader at GE Capital in Stamford, Conn., met with town officials Monday night, when officials also discussed placing armed police officers in the schools, which could cost between $300,000 and $400,000 a year, according to the local newspaper, The Newtown Bee.
She and two other GE Capital staffers will be part of a support team helping the town with new responsibilities it faces since the Dec. 14 shooting, the newspaper reported.
Alzapiedi in particular will be working with the town on “after-crisis initiatives,” it said.
Alzapiedi has worked in various divisions of GE since 1997, getting her start that year at GE Silicones in Waterford, where she worked for almost two years as a human resource specialist, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Since then she has worked in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Alzapiedi is a 1986 graduate of Skidmore College with a business degree and got a master’s of public administration in 1988 at the University of Connecticut, according to the profile.
She graduated from Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Conn.
Alzapiedi is the daughter of the late Edward J. Alzapiedi, who was a manager for GE’s Schenectady plant.
He retired as labor relations manager in 1998 and died in 2004 in Connecticut, according to an online obituary.