Meet Governor Lamont’s Agency Heads

Governor Ned Lamont announced that he will reappoint the following commissioners and agency heads to continue serving in their respective positions upon the start of his second term in office. Lamont will receive the oath of office on Wednesday, the start of legislative session.

Bridgeport will add three new members to its delegation: Herron Gaston, the city’s assistant chief administrative officer, will join the State Senate and City Councilman Marcus Brown and head of the city’s minority business office Fred Gee will enter the State House.

Agency leaders:
Department of Administrative Services: Michelle Gilman
Department of Aging and Disability Services: Amy Porter
Department of Agriculture: Bryan P. Hurlburt
Department of Banking: Jorge Perez
Department of Children and Families: Vannessa Dorantes
Department of Correction: Angel Quiros
Department of Developmental Services: Jordan A. Scheff
Office of Early Childhood: Beth Bye
Department of Education: Charlene M. Russell-Tucker
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection: James C. Rovella
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection: Katie Dykes
Office of Higher Education: Timothy D. Larson
Department of Housing: Seila Mosquera-Bruno
Insurance Department: Andrew N. Mais
Department of Labor: Danté Bartolomeo
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Nancy Navarretta
Office of Military Affairs: Robert T. Ross
Office of Policy and Management: Jeffrey R. Beckham
Department of Public Health: Manisha Juthani
Department of Revenue Services: Mark Boughton
Department of Veterans Affairs: Thomas J. Saadi
Office of Workforce Strategy: Kelli-Marie Vallieres

In addition to these reappointments, Major General Francis J. Evon, Jr. will continue serving as the head of the Military Department. Major General Evon was reappointed by Governor Lamont in May of 2022 to serve another four-year term as adjutant general of the Connecticut National Guard and his position does not require reappointment at this time.

“We have assembled a dynamic, diverse, and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to implementing the best and most effective policies on behalf of the people of Connecticut, and I am honored to renominate each of them to these roles,” Governor Lamont said.

Governor Lamont is set to receive the oath of office for his second term during a ceremony that will be held at noon on January 4, 2023, at the William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford. At that time, the renomination of these commissioners and agency heads will be forwarded to the General Assembly for its consideration.


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