HARTFORD: The Connecticut News Project, publisher of The Connecticut Mirror and its sister websites TrendCT and CT Viewpoints, has named West Hartford resident and communications professional Bruce Putterman as its new chief executive officer and publisher. The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit online news publication covering state and federal government, public policy, and politics.
Ulysses B. Hammond CNP’s board president said. “To be accountable to our mission and audience, this means CNP needs to be agile and cutting edge. Our board was very impressed by Bruce’s leadership skills, record of innovation, business experience, collaborative style, and knowledge of Connecticut. His combination of skills is just what we need to advance our mission.”
Putterman succeeds Dave Daley a former editor for the online news site Salon, who had a short stint first taking the helm in July 2016, Daley moved on to be a senior fellow with FairVote, a Washington, D.C.-based voting rights organization.
For sixteen years Putterman has run a West Hartford-based consulting practice focused on providing strategic planning and marketing services to private companies as well as nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, and public agencies.
Putterman offered that his primary goal is to “make more information on more topics accessible to a growing number of people to promote greater engagement in democracy and public policy in Connecticut. The Connecticut Mirror has developed a stellar reputation for reporting by its outstanding journalists. I want to help build on that foundation.”
Putterman served as an elected member of the West Hartford Board of Education from 2003 through 2015, including three years as chair of the board (2011 to 2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts in history and an M.B.A. in marketing from Cornell University. He and his wife, Teri Bayer, live in West Hartford and have three children.