Governor Names New Chief of Staff

Gov. Dannel Malloy has named a new chief of staff.

Brian Durand, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff, will replace Mark Ojakian as of Monday, Sept. 28.

Ojakian announced in July that he would leave the administration by the end of the year.

Durand has served as the governor’s deputy chief of staff since 2012 and previously worked at the Office of Policy and Management.

“Brian Durand has been a trusted friend and advisor since I first began working with him in 2004,” Malloy said in a statement.

“I have been honored and privileged to work with Governor Malloy for so many years,” Durand said.

Durand, a Connecticut native, was raised in Stamford and now lives in West Hartford with his wife and their two sons.

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