Paul Potamianos

Adjunct Professor & Executive Budget Officer, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Department of Public Policy


B.A., The University of Connecticut, Political Science, 1988
M.P.A., The University of Connecticut, 1990

Professional Experience

Executive Budget Officer, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy
Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Chief Fiscal Officer, Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Budget Director, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Budget Analyst, Office of Fiscal Analysis, Connecticut General Assembly
Budget Analyst, Army Budget Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management), U.S. Department of the Army

Teaching and Research Interests

Public Finance and Budgeting

Mr. Paul Potamianos  

Paul Potamianos has almost three decades of professional experience as a public administrator, and has held budgeting roles at the federal and state levels and in both the executive and legislative branches of government. Since November 2009, he has served as the Executive Budget Officer for the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, directing and managing the professional staff who perform budget and fiscal policy analysis on behalf of the Office of the Governor. Prior to that, he directed the OPM budget section that has fiscal and program policy oversight for the state’s health and human services agencies. He has also served as a state agency chief fiscal officer and budget director as well as a budget analyst for the Connecticut legislature. He began his professional career as a Presidential Management Intern with the U.S. Department of the Army and had developmental assignments at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as well as with the U.S. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Budget Officers, and also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy teaching a graduate-level course in public budgeting and finance. In addition to his budgeting roles, Mr. Potamianos’ public service includes military experience as an enlisted infantryman and a commissioned infantry officer, and he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Potamianos received a B.A. and an M.P.A. from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Government Financial Manager through the Association of Government Accountants.

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