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Gov. Malloy Names Stamford's Brian Durand As Chief Of Staff

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Brian Durand,  at microphone,  will take over as chief of staff on Sept. 28.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Brian Durand, at microphone, will take over as chief of staff on Sept. 28. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that Brian Durand, who was raised in Stamford and currently serves as the governor's deputy chief of staff, will replace outgoing chief of staff Mark Ojakian beginning Monday, Sept. 28.

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

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

“He has excelled at every challenge and task he has been presented with, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role as chief of staff for my administration.”

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

“Whether it has been improving Connecticut’s economy, investing in transportation or reforming our criminal justice system, Governor Malloy has always put Connecticut’s interest first. He works hard and demands the same for those around him. I look forward to helping lead such a talented and hardworking staff.”

Durand is a Connecticut native, raised in Stamford. He currently lives in West Hartford with his wife and their two sons.

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