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December 30, 2022

Gov. Lamont announces new head of Connecticut State Contracting Standards Board


Gov. Ned Lamont, on Friday, announced his appointment of Greg Daniels – an attorney who has spent his career with Connecticut universities and government – as the next head of the Connecticut State Contracting Standards Board.

Daniels, currently the director of procurement, contracts and compliance for the University of Connecticut, will take on his new role for the state on Jan. 13, according to Lamont’s release. The statement also said the nomination will be forwarded to the General Assembly for consideration. Daniels’ starting annual salary is $165,000.


Daniels’ salary from UConn for fiscal 2022, which ended June 30, was $159,448. 

“The State Contracting Standards Board has an important responsibility of ensuring that government practices are handled in the most efficient and effective manner on behalf of the residents of our state,” Lamont said, according to the release. “Greg is a great fit to serve as the board’s executive director, having spent the last several years of his career overseeing all procurement on behalf of UConn, in addition to having begun his career as counsel for Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission in a role that required him to make sure government entities are responsibly following open government laws to the best of their abilities.”

Daniels has overseen all procurement contracting for UConn since 2018. He also supports the university’s academic, research and programmatic needs. He previously served as UConn’s interim associate vice president for university business services and chief procurement officer. He has also lectured at the university in the subjects of law and journalism.

Daniels was assistant counsel for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system between 2014 and 2018, and worked for the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission between 1998 and 2014. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Central Connecticut State University and a Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law.

“I am deeply honored and appreciative of Governor Lamont for the opportunity to serve as the next executive director of the State Contracting Standards Board,” Daniels said, according to the state release. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders to implement efficient and effective practices that will result in value-driven procurement outcomes that benefit Connecticut’s citizens.”

The State Contracting Standards Board consists of 14 voting members who are appointed by the governor and the leading state lawmakers. Appointed by the governor, the executive director serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member, in addition to their administrative functions.

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