Board Member Highlight: Wes Alexander

When Wes Anderson connected with Mark Argosh in 2023 on the Governor’s Workforce Council, he shared, “I didn’t know if I had time for [Social Impact Partners] until I realized that it continues to meet my ultimate goal, which is trying to serve the people right around where I work.” Wes was drawn to Social Impact Partners’ vision of systematic change and impact on the marginalized populations across Connecticut, sharing he “had to support this mission, because it’s too valuable.”

Today, Wes is the Vice President of Workforce Solutions at Travelers and has focused his career on ensuring all people have the opportunity to feel seen, feel heard and bring their full selves and potential to work. At Traveler’s, Wes shared, “We take care of our customers, take care of each other and importantly, take care of the communities in which we serve.” Through employee listening groups and a courageous conversation framework, Wes has helped encourage employees to speak openly and honestly, leading to what he believes as more “connected, engaged and happier employees who feel respected and valued by their employer.”

In addition to joining the Board of Directors at Social Impact Partners in 2023 where he is also Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, Wes is a proud member of the Governor’s Workforce Council and the Urban League of Greater Hartford, a nonprofit that provides programs and services in youth development, workforce development, economic empowerment, and health and wellness to the Hartford community.

While you can find Wes playing golf, poker, cards or perfecting his R&B playlist, his greatest passion is being a good father to his two boys, August and Hudson, helping them grow to be the best young men they can be. Wes shared that he wants to be their coach but also “their truth teller and confidante.”

Wes received his undergraduate degree in Communications and Rhetorical Process from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from the College of William and Mary. He currently resides in West Hartford, CT with his wife and two boys.