Deputy Secretary, Office of Policy Management
Susan Weisselberg is deputy secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), the governor’s staff agency. OPM plays a central role in state government, providing information and analysis used to formulate public policy for the State of Connecticut and assisting state agencies and municipalities in implementing policy decisions on the governor’s behalf. Weisselberg represents OPM on several boards, commissions, councils and task forces; is involved in budget decisions and negotiations; and works on legislative, planning and policy matters in the areas of budgeting, management, planning, intergovernmental policy, criminal and juvenile justice planning and program evaluation, and labor relations.
Prior to joining OPM, Weisselberg served as chief of wraparound services for New Haven Public Schools, chief legal counsel to the House Democrats at the Connecticut General Assembly, and coordinator of New Haven’s $1.5 billion-plus school construction program that resulted in nearly 40 new and renovated schools. She began her career as managing editor of the Connecticut Law Tribune and also served as assistant corporation counsel and director of intergovernmental relations for the City of New Haven, and as head of the Capitol office for OPM. She is also a trained mediator.
Weisselberg graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in American studies. She received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1982.