Carroll J. Hughes has a wealth of experience in government, having served in a variety of positions in state and municipal government as well as private industry, before founding Public Affairs Consulting, now named Hughes & Cronin Public Affairs Strategies, in 1974.
Carroll was the first Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection when the agency was created in the early 1970s. Prior to this time, he served in municipal government as the assistant to the mayors of the City of Milford and the City of Hartford.
Carroll is one of the most highly regarded lobbyists in Hartford, and is noted for his collegial relationships with governors, legislators, agency officials and staff alike. He is revered for his creative lobbying strategies and impassioned speaking abilities which play a key role in the victories he obtains for his clients.
Carroll retains membership in many civic and professional organizations and has served in a number of elected and appointed government positions. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bridgeport.
He is most proud of his recent induction as a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Newport, RI.