First Selectman Jim Marpe has named Dewey Loselle to the new position of operations director for the town of Westport. Loselle’s current post in the Marpe administration is chair of the Downtown Steering Committee.
A bipartisan search committee made the recommendation.The group was led by Pete Wolgast, former executive assistant to First Selectman Doug Wood. Wolgast said, “the high quality of applicants for this opening was amazing. As it turned out, Dewey has all of the experience and ability to be an outstanding success in his new role. I am certain that he will be a huge benefit to the First Selectman in his goal of improving the operations of Westport’s town government.”
Search committee member and former Board of Education chair Don O’Day added, “I was very impressed with all of the candidates and the decision on whom to recommend was not easy … We chose Dewey based on his very impressive resume, his considerable knowledge of Westport’s governing structure, and his recent work leading the Downtown Steering Committee. He has shown he can get things done while reaching out to as many people as possible.”
Loselle has over 30 years of experience in local and state government, including division chief for the New York City comptroller evaluating programs and agencies, NYC assistant commissioner for budget and finance in NYC, a government consulting principal/partner, and on the Westport RTM. He has conducted over 100 consulting engagements with state and local governments helping improve performance and functionality.
Loselle has served as a consultant for the state of Connecticut, and municipalities such as Greenwich and Stamford. He was a member of Governor William O’Neill’s Thomas Commission, which studied ways to make state government more effective and efficient.
Loselle’s educational background includes a BA in government (magna cum laude) from Boston University, and a masters in public administration from New York University (with concentrations in public policy and finance).