NFOIC board member recommended to lead Conn. accountability agency

From the Hartford Courant:

Mitchell W. Pearlman, former longtime executive director of the state Freedom of Information Commission would be an ideal choice to fill the top staff job at the new Office of Governmental Accountability.

Mr. Pearlman is one of three finalists recommended to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by the heads of the agencies now incorporated under the "governmental accountability" umbrella. He has the experience and understanding of the unique missions and needs of each division that's required to help each one function effectively in its new environment.

Mr. Malloy is faced with a Sept. 1 deadline to appoint an OGA executive director who will oversee business and administrative functions of the watchdog agencies. He should name Mr. Pearlman, subject to confirmation by the legislature.

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editor's note: Mr. Pearlman is a member of the board of directors of NFOIC.