Christopher McCluskey

Senior Vice President

Christopher McCluskey serves as the Senior Vice President for the Community Renewal Team (CRT) in Hartford, CT, overseeing all of CRT’s Supportive Housing and Shelter programs; Veterans Affairs, Energy & Weatherization Services, Middlesex Services, Community Services, Housing Counseling, Financial Literacy & Asset Development programs; as well as Youth Services, and Employment & Training programs.  In this role, Mr. McCluskey also assists the President & CEO in leading special projects and provides support to the agencies’ administrative departments.  His commitment to CRT and the community as been demonstrated throughout his 27+ years with the agency.

Mr. McCluskey began his career as a direct line staff & Program Manager for an Alternative to Incarceration Center and has subsequently held several senior management positions.  He has developed and managed programs for court-involved youth, residential services for women & children and successfully launched a mentoring program for at risk youth.  He served as Director of Forensic Services & Veterans Affairs and the Vice President of Housing & Community Services before his promotion to Senior Vice President.  He has designed some of CRT’s most innovative programs, including the nationally award-winning Council of State Governments-Byrne Project for chronically homeless ex-offenders.

Mr. McCluskey has supported several CRT initiatives including the implementation of an agency-wide case management & data collection system (STEPS), case management quality assurance systems, and the development of many Veterans-related programs and services.  Mr. McCluskey also spearheaded CRT’s partnership with the Connecticut Department of Housing and the City of Hartford in designing & operationalizing The McKinney – an innovative model of emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness.  He has served on several executive advisory boards and was a recipient of the Partnership for Strong Communities Leadership Award for his contributions in ending Veterans homelessness in the state.  He currently serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Statewide Homeless Veteran Taskforce.