Gov. Dannel Malloy’s senior adviser Roy Occhiogrosso will be stepping down from his job at the end of the year, Malloy said on Monday.
Malloy has worked with Occhiogrosso on a daily basis for about six years and his most recent role has been to oversee the governor’s communications office and provide strategic and tactical counsel to the governor on communications, media relations, political matters and policy formulation. He also has managed special projects as assigned by the governor.
“He will be greatly missed,” Malloy said.
When Occhiogrosso joined the Malloy administration in his current capacity, the agreement was that he would fill the post for a year, Malloy said.
Occhiogrosso helped found the communications division of Global Strategy Group.
He also worked for the Connecticut House Democratic Caucus, according to the announcement about becoming Malloy’s senior adviser. In 1992, Occhiogrosso was the deputy information director at President Bill Clinton’s convention.