Scott D. Jackson was appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor in February 2016 by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
A graduate of Cornell University, Commissioner Jackson was a member of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s staff in Hartford from 1993 to 2004, with a two-year gap in service where he acted as Project Manager and Technical Director for the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council, an entrepreneurial non-profit dedicated to improving the delivery of government services. In 2004 he was appointed to manage the Town of Hamden's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Hamden. Scott Jackson himself was elected Mayor of Hamden in 2009, leaving the office in 2015 to become Connecticut’s Undersecretary for Intergovernmental Policy at the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management.
In 2012 he was appointed by Governor Malloy to serve on – and was chairman of – the Governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission following prior service on statewide panels relating to storm response and proposed changes to the State’s technical high school system.