On October 23, 2018, Ms. Carberry, a recent member of the Town’s Economic Development Commission, assumed the position previously held by Tom Dubrosky who retired last August.
Ms. Carberry brings over 20 years of executive corporate experience for multiple, industry-leading companies spanning pharmaceutical, entertainment, and media. She has expertise in strategic planning, risk and opportunity assessment, and in uncovering innovative insights that identify business opportunities for market share, economic growth and new revenue streams. A results-driven manager and consensus builder, Ms. Carberry has built and led successful, high-performance corporate teams and departments with responsibility for large-scale project management, operational efficiency, contracting, forecasting and budgeting.
Ms. Carberry was Vice President of Global Insights and Analytics at WWE in Stamford. As a key advisor to Executive Management, she led all functions of the research department, assisted in early commercial development of the subscription-based Network, and worked with key partners NBC, Mattel, and Walmart to create cross-functional value for WWE.
Prior to coming to Connecticut, Ms. Carberry worked at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles as Vice President of Global Research and Analytics. She was responsible for identifying consumer entertainment trends, pinpointing studio market opportunities and threats, evaluating content release windows, and advocating and quantifying the ROI of her departmental spend and investment. She worked on several iconic WB brands including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and DC Comics, and on WB content release on DVD/Blu-ray, TV, Gaming/Apps, and Digital platforms.
Ms. Carberry has also served as Director of Market Research at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania, aiding in the forecasting and commercial viability assessment of early stage in-line and pipeline product opportunities, and the global commercial launch – including branding, targeting and campaign development – of several therapeutic blockbuster products.
Ms. Carberry has a BSBA, and earned an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University at the Haub School of Business in Philadelphia. She has participated in the Yale School of Management Executive Education Program with a special interest in Behavioral Economics, studying the effect of psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individual and institutions, and the consequences for market prices, returns, and resource allocation.
Outside of work, Ms. Carberry lives in Fairfield with her husband, Dr. Loren Laine, and their four dogs and two cats. She is an avid animal lover and animal welfare advocate. She is also actively involved in the Fairfield community volunteering for a variety of local causes.
Ms. Carberry stated, “I’m very excited to join the First Selectman’s Office in the Chief of Staff role. I look forward to serving the Town of Fairfield and its citizens in this new opportunity.”
First Selectman Tetreau said, “The Chief of Staff plays an instrumental role in the First
Selectman’s Office and contributes to the success of our Town. I look forward to Ms. Carberry helping us continue to provide quality service to our residents. Her impressive background in strategic planning, budgeting, and best practices will serve our town well.”