O’Neill and Associates Expands Government Affairs Capabilities in Connecticut

March 13, 2019

Contact: Hugh Drummond

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O’Neill and Associates Expands Government Affairs Capabilities in Connecticut

Hartford-based Daniel Arsenault named Senior Director in Government Relations Practice  

Boston – Today, O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading full-service government affairs and public relations firm, announced the expansion of its government relations capabilities in Connecticut with the hiring of Daniel Arsenault as Senior Director. Mr. Arsenault will be based in Hartford. In this role, Mr. Arsenault will provide legislative, policy, communications and public affairs support to clients drawing on his expertise in Connecticut state government, political campaigns, media relations and reputation management.

“We are honored to welcome Dan to the team as we expand our capabilities in Connecticut,” says CEO Thomas P. O’Neill III. “Dan’s extensive background in state government affairs and media relations in Connecticut make him an asset to our growing business in the state.”

Prior to joining O’Neill and Associates, Mr. Arsenault worked in the gubernatorial administrations of Connecticut Governors Dannel P. Malloy and Ned Lamont.  Most recently he served as the legislative program manager and public information officer for the Connecticut Department of Housing.  In this capacity he advised the administration on matters involving housing policy, especially multifamily development, land use, and zoning law.  Mr. Arsenault worked closely with state legislators to enact complex housing policy, in line with the administration’s goals.  He also developed media availabilities and created high profile public events attended by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Arsenault also served in the executive office of Governor Malloy, where he worked closely with members of the senior staff and helped coordinate the operations of a fast paced and constantly changing environment.  An active volunteer within the greater Hartford community, he serves as a Board Advisor for the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford.  He is also a Board Director for Hands on Hartford, a local social service organization.

Mr. Arsenault received his Bachelor of Arts in both Psychology and Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Hartford. A Massachusetts native, Mr. Arsenault grew up in Gardner, MA before attending school and moving to Connecticut.

In Connecticut, O’Neill and Associates has worked with a variety of clients to advance their business, government relations and communications goals. O’Neill and Associates has a successful track record on behalf of a wide range of clients in the private sector, labor unions, and political committees. O’Neill and Associates’ senior professionals develop advocacy and public affairs strategies based on subject matter expertise and long-standing relationships throughout Connecticut.. O’Neill and Associates’ network extends to executive level and legislative bodies and agencies of state government, including legislators and leadership, committee chairs and committee staff, executive agency heads and administrators, and independent authorities, municipal officials and agencies including mayors, city councilors, town managers, conservation commission members, environmental authorities, and other officials.

About O’Neill and Associates

O’Neill and Associates, led by former Massachusetts Lt. Governor Thomas P. O’Neill III, offers a breadth of services, combining government relations and communications to develop a comprehensive action plan specifically tailored to address each client’s needs. The firm employs senior level professionals to help clients define the right messages and communicate those messages to target audiences, including government officials, the media, community leaders and consumers. With offices in Washington, DC and Boston, MA, O’Neill and Associates serves clients in diverse industries, including real estate development, financial services, transportation, health care, nonprofits, and energy. To learn more about O’Neill and Associates, visit www.oneillandassoc.com.


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