Mr Calkins has had over 20 years experience in negotiating employee benefits through collective bargaining agreements in the municipal and private sector. Prior to joining the firm, John spent over 10 years working in the Connecticut General Assembly as the research policy director of the Office of Senate Republicans. For the Past six years he has been elected to the board of directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters and serves as the co-chairmen of the Legislative Affairs Committee.
Mr. Calkins has been active in advising the State of Connecticut's Access Health CT. He currently sits on the Brokers and Navigators Advisory Committee as well as other sub-committees advising the Exchange. In addition he is licensed exchange broker. John is a lifelong Torrington Resident and has been an active member of the community serving on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Youth; He has served on the on the Republican Town Committee since 1978 and has served one term on the City Council.