April 24, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:06 pm

Ex-Webster exec Art House eyes PURA seat

Former Webster Bank executive Arthur H. House is the governor's nominee for a board seat at the state's utility overseer.

House, of Simsbury, would serve as a director of the state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday.

House will fill the vacant seat left by Anna M. Ficeto, recently sworn in as a state judge.

"Throughout his career, Art has routinely exhibited strong leadership qualities and an independent voice, in addition to possessing valuable public service experience that will serve well in this role," Malloy said in a statement. "He is passionate about his work and will provide a dynamic voice to carry out PURA's mission."

House most recently was chief of the communications group for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, an arm of the Pentagon.

He also once was Webster's senior vice president of public affairs.

House said in the same statement that he is excited about working with PURA "on the critical challenges that lie ahead."

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