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Thursday, November 2, 2017


Hartford's Chief Auditor H. Patrick Campbell is calling it quits.  Campbell apparently submitted his resignation yesterday, effective November 17th. Campbell is reportedly leaving for a position with the State of Connecticut.

From the City of Hartford website:

H. Patrick Campbell graduated with B.A. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from St. Michael’s College outside of Burlington, Vermont. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patrick is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner and passed the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 Exam. He is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors, the National and Southern New England chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Patrick started his career at the former Combustion Engineering, Inc. (CE) headquarted in Stamford, CT, in the Financial Staff Training Program spending a year in various scheduled assignments in accounting, auditing, systems, programming and corporate budgeting functions. After successfully completing the program he then took a full time position with the Internal Audit Department of the CE Power Systems Group in Windsor, CT where he progressed from a staff auditor to senior auditor while conducting financial, operational and system audits in a manufacturing environment.

Patrick then joined the Internal Audit Department of the CIGNA Corporation in Bloomfield, CT as a Senior Auditor. He progressed from a Senior Auditor to Director through assuming additional responsibilities while executing audits of CIGNA’s life insurance, health insurance, pension and investment business units and corporate functions. Upon promotion to the position of Director, Patrick took responsibility for directing all audit related activities for the CIGNA pension, reinsurance and individual insurance lines of business. In March 1995, Patrick was hired as, and currently holds the position of, Chief Auditor for the City of Hartford.

Deputy City Auditor Craig Trujillo is expected to be named interim Chief Auditor.

Campbell's resignation is just one of many high level positions that have left the Bronin Administration over the past year, although the Chief Auditor is an autonomous position and does not answer to the Mayor or Council.


Alyssa said...

Was really stunned by this news -- but I guess I'm not surprised. I'm not sure the last couple of administrations (Perez, Segarra, Bronin) have appreciated Pat Campbell's talent and no-nonsense approach. He would invite a member of the public into his office to better explain their concern, always responded to emails promptly, and shared reports and information openly.
Pat Campbell = transparency. It's never an easy feat to try to make the City of Hartford operate more effectively or more HONESTLY.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Mayor Bronion inherited a big mess. Best Wishes Patrick Campbell! You are one of a kind "excellent". Hartford will miss you.

Craig Trujillo - Deputy Chief said...

Pat Campbell is one of the most honorable man I know. His dedication to the Internal Audit profession and the City if Hartford is beyond reproach. I am honored to have worked with him for so many years. The City lost a good man.

Craig S. Trujillo Deputy Chief Auditor

Anonymous said...

Pat Campbell is a highly-skilled professional and an honorable man. What a loss for the City. The lackluster cabinet - those that are left -- are a weak and dizzy group.