Commissioner Farrar Houël, was appointed in 2003 by Speaker of the House Moira Lyons. Farrar Houël is a Partner in the Sable Group Inc., a Connecticut-based consulting firm, heading the Public Service/Not-for-Profit Sector practice. In addition, she is Director of Research and Development for Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc. Ms. Farrar Houël formed the Fairfield County Housing Partnership, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that builds affordable housing in partnership with social service agencies. She is Executive Director of this corporation. Farrar Houël serves as Acting-Chair of the Board of Managers of Grow Bridgeport Fund, and serves on many Boards of Directors in Fairfield County. Ms. Farrar Houël is a graduate of Harvard Business School.