Mark Penney

MPA Fellows, Class of 2023

Director of Human Resources, City of Bristol, CT


Mark’s work experience includes almost 40 years of employment in federal, state, and municipal organizations. He has held senior leadership positions in both military and law enforcement agencies. Currently, he is the Director of Human Resources for the City of Bristol, CT and is responsible for all human resource initiatives, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations. Mark is a retired veteran from the US Air Force and a retired law enforcement officer.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College, a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

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