Dave Garvey has championed the value of experience for more than a decade, as Encore!Connecticut co-lead. The program connects older adults interested in public sector jobs with the nonprofits that need their work and life experience, leveraging his role in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy and extensive network. Encore!Connecticut received national media attention for this innovative program. Dave played a key role in developing the Encore Talent Works toolkit, the first website to help public sector organizations understand and engage mature talent.