August 20, 2016

HARTFORD COURANT:
QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS' ROLES IN THEIR CHILDREN'S HIRING

“It's generally against state ethics laws for a Connecticut official to use his authority to hire a son or daughter onto the government payroll. But that didn't prevent the children of two high-ranking information-technology officials in the state Department of Education from getting decent-paying temporary positions as computer support personnel in the past year…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.