Roy Occhiogrosso is, first and foremost, the proud father of beautiful twin boys born in 2008. He talks about them all the time, so be prepared.
Based in GSG’s Hartford office, Roy partners with Tanya Meck and GSG’s Connecticut team to offer top-notch strategic communications and public affairs advice to clients. He’s also happy to talk fantasy football.
Roy returned to GSG – where he was a partner from 2003 to 2010 – in 2013, after serving for two years as senior adviser and chief strategist to Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy. Roy believes that, at some level, everything is about communications. And that if you communicate proactively and properly – using traditional and new media, and social media, internally and externally – you can win your fights and avoid problems. But when the you-know-what hits the fan, Roy’s the guy you want by your side. He’s been battle-tested – in tough campaigns, and at the highest levels of government – and knows how to make the right decisions when everything is on the line and you have minutes and hours, not days and weeks.
A native of Queens, NY, Roy is a long-suffering Jets fan. But after helping to elect Connecticut’s first Democratic governor in 24 years (in 2010), Roy is holding out hope that the Jets will win the Super Bowl while he’s still alive.