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Mayor Segarra Announces Departure of Chief of Staff Jared Kupiec

(June 3, 2013) – Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that he has accepted the resignation of Jared Kupiec, his Chief of Staff since December 2010.

Kupiec stated, “It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the Capital City. This was a dream come true for me and I will be forever grateful to Mayor Segarra for allowing me this special opportunity. I’ve always said that government service is a privilege and not a career."

“Jared is a loyal and dedicated worker who always put Hartford first,” said Segarra. “But I truly respect his desire to tackle a new challenge. I sincerely thank him for all his work to my Administration and the critical projects that would not have come to fruition without him including the recruitment of UConn, implementing and refining our HartStat program, working with the Ripken, Sr. Foundation to build three large sports complexes to benefit Hartford’s youth and supporting the positive reform that has occurred within the Hartford Police Department.”

The Mayor also announced that he has asked Juan A. Figueroa to immediately join his administration as a Special Advisor and to oversee a transition to a new permanent Chief of Staff. Figueroa will assume the duties of Acting Chief of Staff upon Kupiec’s departure.

Figueroa, a former Hartford State Representative and the first Latino candidate for Governor in Connecticut brings over 30 years of government, management and legal service experience most recently as the former President of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

“As I look ahead to leading the City of Hartford, this change will give me an opportunity to re-calibrate my administration and put a new team in place,” said Mayor Segarra.

Kupiec will continue as Chief of Staff for the next several weeks during the transition.

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For Immediate Release: June 3, 2013
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