Prudential Retirement Commends Its Employee In Accounting Who Became Miss USA

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Prudential Retirement on Monday commended its 25-year-old employee who worked as an accountant in the Hartford office until being crowned Miss USA.

Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, was chosen to be Miss USA on Sunday night in Las Vegas. She worked for about a year at the Prudential Retirement office in Hartford. She told her employer in advance that, if she won, she would leave her position to serve as the reigning Miss USA.

“We are proud of Erin and congratulate her on this accomplishment. We are glad to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented person and we wish her well as she embarks on this new and exciting chapter in her life,” Prudential Retirement’s vice president of Finance, Michael Brandt, said in a prepared statement.

For a complete story on Brady, click here.

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