Bernard Kavaler

Bernard Kavaler

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Recently elected to a 3-year term on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Main Street Center.


Bringing three decades of senior level executive experience in communications strategy, policy development and program management with state government organizations focusing on finance, law, business, civic involvement and higher education, Bernard Kavaler is Founding Principal of Express Strategies, a strategic communications and public policy consulting business.


A well-respected and accomplished communications and policy professional, his responsibilities have included communications policy development and implementation, strategic and crisis planning, public and media relations, marketing, speech writing, publication and web content development and outreach to strategic partners and major constituencies.

Prior to founding Express Strategies, he served as a key member of the executive staff of four of Connecticut’s constitutional officers and the state’s university system, developing expertise in high profile project management in a public context. His leadership positions included service with the Offices of Attorney General, Secretary of the State and State Treasurer. Most recently, he was Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs for the Connecticut State University System.

In addition to operating Express Strategies, he compiles the news web site Connecticut by the Numbers, and serves on the board of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, Connecticut Main Street Center, CT Humanities, Connecticut Foundation for Open Government, and the Connecticut Citizenship Fund.


  • Writing / Editing


  • research
  • planning
  • data analysis

Work Experience


He was principal author, researcher and editor for Connecticut’s Report on the State of Democracy, and was lead staff member on gubernatorial commissions including the High Technology Council, Task Force on Racial Harmony, and Task Force on Missing Children, and was the Lieutenant Governor’s liaison to the state legislature.

During a previous career in broadcasting and journalism, he was recognized by the Connecticut Associated Press for outstanding cooperation in news coverage, and was a general assignment reporter and producer for Hartford’s only all-news radio station. His freelance news and sports articles have appeared in numerous publications, and he has drafted opinion pieces, speeches and news articles on a broad range of subjects.


Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Hartford.

Artist's Statement

The objective is to help tell your story effectively so you can move closer to achieving your goals — whether in policy, programs, publicity, development, membership or mission. It starts with a conversation and continues every step of the way with integrity, respect and reliability.


Great projects for great people for great reasons achieving great results.
That's as good as it gets.

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Career Status

  • Ready to collaborate
  • Seeking freelance opportunities

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