Savage Joy Corporation
2 Cedar Lane
Oxford, CT 06478




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Profile: John M. Joy

Chief Technical Officer

John, the Chief Technical Officer of Savage Joy Corporation, is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

A computer science graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, John was also employed as a teaching assistant, and was elected to the Massachusetts Alpha chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, honor society of the computing sciences.  Also while at WPI, he was recognized for his research on computer and technological literacy education, earning a nomination for the Institute President’s Interactive Qualifying Project Award.

John has a long history of public service and community involvement.  He was instrumental in creating the Electronic Valley, for which he was recognized in 1997 with the Valley United Way Volunteer Action Center’s Community Hero Award.  The Electronic Valley was recognized by Connecticut magazine, in its April 2000 issue, as one of the top fifty Web sites in the state—and was one of only two regional sites to receive this honor. In 2004, the Electronic Valley organization, a 501(C)(3) non-profit, also received the Silver Medal Award of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.  John presently serves as the general manager and technical coordinator of the Electronic Valley.  In addition, he served the town of Oxford as a member of its Zoning Board of Appeals from 1997 to 1999 as well as two-term member of the town's Board of Ethics through 2004, and presently serves as a Justice of the Peace.

In the autumn of 1994, John was elected to the Board of Directors of the Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, serving a six-year term which ended December 2000.  He was elected Chapter chair in 1995, holding that position until August 1999.  On December 10, 1999, John was presented with the Chapter’s volunteer of the year recognition: the Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership.  He presently serves as the Chapter's information systems specialist, and is a local disaster services volunteer.  Beyond the Chapter, he served as a delegate to the Connecticut State Service Council, resigning in 1999.  On June 14, 1999, he received recognition by the SSC for his efforts on the Council.  As a member of the state’s Information Services Committee, he was instrumental in Connecticut’s rapid compliance with national IS requirements, which received regional recognition in 1998.  He also took a lead role in the development and implementation of the SSC’s statewide Internet and “extranet” Web sites, and, necessitated by the crises of the autumn of 2001, created ARCWELD, the innovative electronic disaster reporting system of the American Red Cross in Connecticut. 

Other past projects of John’s include: establishment of the highly-successful Web site of the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services; turnkey site development for the Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut, including Griffin subsidiaries Planetree, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and Integrative Medicine Center; creation of Cradle Views, Griffin’s innovative Web-based birth announcement service; and development of Griffin's Web-based employment opportunities system and a searchable database of Griffin physicians.  Present projects include: enhancements to the Electronic Valley, including development of an "Electronic Valley Mall" e-commerce venture for local merchants; enhancements to the invaluable Red Cross ARCWELD system; creation of LUAU, an Internet-enabled, unified land use and permitting database for local municipalities; and many commercial Web development and integration projects. In addition, John is an instructor with the Workforce Institute at Norwalk Community College, providing customized training for companies located in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

John is a lifelong resident of the town of Oxford, Connecticut, and a descendent of one of the town’s founding families.  He is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland, and carries both US and Irish (European Union) passports.  He is single, has no children but one dog (Maggie).  Personal interests include: culinary pursuits; oenology (including winemaking); electronic and computer based analysis and composition of music; mountain biking (he rides a Kona Dawg); and aviation (John is a student pilot).  He holds a Technician class amateur radio license (call sign KB1GBJ), and studies Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do and Kun Tao under Ron Kosakowski at his Practical Self Defense Training Center.  Past interests and activities have included: local emergency services, theatre and concert production work and motion picture projection, and the performing arts.


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