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Former Bridgeport Communications Director Takes Similar Post in Hartford

Brett Broesder, former Bridgeport communications director, has taken a similar post for the City of Hartford.
Brett Broesder, former Bridgeport communications director, has taken a similar post for the City of Hartford. Photo Credit: Facebook

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has announced that Brett Broesder, former communications director for the City of Bridgeport, has been named director of communications and new media for the City of Hartford.

Broesder, who is replacing Samaia Hernandez, will now serve as the primary media contact and spokesman for Connecticut's capital city.

“I’m thrilled to have Brett on our team,” said Bronin. “With his wide-ranging experience in communications and policy, he is sure to be an asset to Hartford as we right our fiscal ship and move the city toward a more prosperous future.”

Broesder joins the City of Hartford with more than a decade of communications experience: before his tenure in Bridgeport, he served as direct mail consultant for The Baughman Company, communications director for the Montana Democratic Party and media relations specialist for global communications firm Hill & Knowlton.

Broesder was also policy and legislative director for Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, as well as campaign manager for Kilmartin’s successful campaign for the post in 2010.

Broesder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rhode Island College.

“I’m honored to join Mayor Bronin and his team,” he said. “It’s an exciting time in the state’s capital city. I look forward to working with folks across the city to share Hartford’s story.”

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