Tom Dudchik's professional career has been a mix of politics, technology and environmental policy. For the past 25 year, Tom has been a political insider at all levels of Connecticut politics and government.
Tom represented the lower Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia and Derby in the state legislature in the early '80's, serving as part of the last Republican legislative majority. We was a prominent member of the Judiciary and Appropriations committee.
Under the state's first independent Governor Lowell Weicker, Tom served as Deputy Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Environmental protection where he managed the natural resources of the State of Connecticut and the waters of Long Island Sound. As deputy chief of Staff to Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker, Tom helped to manage the affairs of the state and served as Chief Technology advisor to Governor Weicker.
Following Tom's public service, he helped grow Information Architects, a Charlotte, North Carolina application integration company from zero revenues to 27 million, grew employees from ten to 330 and brought the company to the NASDAQ National Market.
Most recently Tom worked for Dr. Robert Ballard and the Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration. Tom was involved with helping to bring Dr. Ballard's expeditions, including expeditions to Titanic, Black Sea and the Greek island of Thera, to the Intenet2 community. Tom also helped to begin an ambitious project to connect our 13 National Marine Sanctuaries to the Internet2 as part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's telepresence initiative.
Tom's a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut.
Currently, Tom is founder and editor of Capitol Watch, a daily website devoted to covering Connecticut politics.