Cathy Malloy

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Cathy Malloy
Malloy in 2011
First Lady of Connecticut
In role
January 5, 2011 – January 9, 2019
Preceded byLou Rell (first gentlemen)
Succeeded byAnn Lamont
Personal details
Catherine Frances Lambert

(1955-04-01) April 1, 1955 (age 68)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
(m. 1982)
Residence(s)Essex, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materBoston College (BS)
  • Business executive

Catherine Frances Malloy known as Cathy Malloy (née Lambert; born April 1, 1955)[1] is an American executive and former First Lady of Connecticut between 2011 and 2019. She is the wife of former Governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy.

Early life and education[edit]

Malloy was born on April 1, 1955, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Matthew J. Lambert, Jr.[2] and Frances (née Nagle) Lambert.[3][4] Her father was a marketing executive and held several positions in the field. Most prominently he was an executive with the McDonalds Corporation and a close associate of founder Ray Kroc.[5] Malloy holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Boston University.[6]


Malloy primarily worked as an executive in the field of marketing, business development and campaign related work. Between 1996 and 1999, she was a vice president for Greenwich United Way in Greenwich, Connecticut.[7] Then she became a marketing director for The Taubman Company where she led the marketing of Stamford Town Center.[8] Between 2001 and 2011, Malloy was an executive director for The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education in Stamford. Since 2011, she has served as chief executive officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council. She resigned from this position in 2020.[9]

Personal life[edit]

On September 25, 1982, she married Dannel P. Malloy. They have three sons; Dannel, Ben and Sam.[10] The couple resides in Essex, Connecticut.[11]


  1. ^ United States Public Records, 1970-2009
  2. ^ King, Kate (2012-04-25). "Malloy's father-in-law dies at 95". StamfordAdvocate. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  3. ^ "Frances Lambert, Mother-In-Law Of Governor, Dies". Hartford Courant. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  4. ^ "Frances Lambert Obituary (2014) - West Hartford, CT - The Advocate". Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  5. ^ "Frances Lambert Obituary (2014) - West Hartford, CT - The Advocate". Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  6. ^ Correspondent, Ted Mann, Special (2011-12-09). "Cathy Malloy a powerful force in Dan's world". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2023-03-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Lockhart, Brian (2011-10-11). "Cathy Malloy named to arts post in Hartford". GreenwichTime. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  8. ^ Leininger, Tim. "Conversation with: Cathy Malloy". Journal Inquirer. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  9. ^ "Cathy Malloy stepping down as CEO of Greater Hartford Arts Council". Hartford Courant. 2020-09-03. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  10. ^ "Dannel P. Malloy, Chancellor - University of Maine System". Chancellor's Office. Retrieved 2023-03-28.
  11. ^ Haar, Dan (2019-01-09). "Malloy's last night in office is first night in new home". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 2023-03-28.