In 2011, Lynn Ferrari retired from a career in investment management, having served as Vice President of Performance Operations for Virtus Investment Management. Retirement allowed her more time to attend to her passion: history and architecture of Hartford.
Lynn has been actively involved in improving her beloved city since the mid-1980s, serving on the Board of the Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood organization. She served as president of the NRZ for eight years, focusing on the revitalization of the area; establishing the Colt industrial area into a National Park, championing the reuse of several old factory buildings into office space and another to market-rate housing.
Currently, Lynn serves on a variety of boards and commissions throughout the city;
iQuilt Corporator, connecting the cultural assets of the city: Vice Chair of Hartford’s Historic Preservation and Properties Commission; Trustee of the Ella Burr McManus Trust; and Coltsville Heritage Partnership, the friends group working with the National Park Service. In 2014, she co-established Hartford History Today, a collaboration of historical assets, seeking to more effectively promote and market these assets and improve their economic impact for the city. Lynn also established and runs the Facebook page Old Hartford, promoting Hartford’s beauty and sharing its glorious history, including a daily “On this Date in Hartford History.”