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Carol Carson

Connecticut Office of State Ethics
Executive Director
Hartford, CT, USA


Carol Carson is the executive director of the Connecticut Office of State Ethics.  The Office of State Ethics is charged with enforcement of ethics provisions for state-wide elected officials, legislators, appointed public officials, state employees and lobbyists, issuing opinions to guide ethical conduct of the regulated community, and administering the lobbyist disclosure system and the financial disclosure system for public officials and state employees. 

Prior to joining the Connecticut Office of State Ethics, Ms. Carson served at the Massachusetts Ethics Commission, most recently as a member of senior management where she was responsible for the Commission’s communication functions through media relations, written publications, web site and educational programs.  She worked on that agency’s legislative team and served as liaison to professional organizations.  She previously worked as a reporter with the Bay State Newspaper Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Ms. Carson is a past president of the Council on Government Ethics Laws.  She previously served on the City of Hartford Civilian Police Review Board and on the editorial board of the Public Integrity Journal.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Family Life Education, Inc., a Hartford non-profit.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Master of Science in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts.

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