GovernorState of Connecticut
Edward Miner “Ned” Lamont, Jr. was sworn into office on January 9, 2019 as the 89th governor of Connecticut. He got involved in public service shortly after college, founding a weekly newspaper in a town hit by the loss of its largest employer. Covering town meetings and the Board of Selectmen, he helped to bring voice and transparency to a community working to recover from job losses and reinvent itself. Later, as a member of both the Greenwich Board of Selectmen and the Board of Estimate and Taxation, Lamont worked in a bipartisan effort to safeguard a multimillion-dollar budget and deliver results for constituents. For four years, he also served as chairman of the State Investment Advisory Council, overseeing a multibillion-dollar state pension fund. Governor Lamont started his own company, which grew to serve over 400 of America's largest college campuses and 1 million college students across the nation. Governor Lamont is on the faculty of Central Connecticut State University as an adjunct professor of political science and philosophy, where he also helped to found a popular business start-up competition. He has fought for the issues in which he believes, serving on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group, nonprofits that seek to make a difference in the humanitarian and renewable energy fields, respectively. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management.