MPA (Fellows), 2020
Interim Director, MyCTSavings
Jessica Muirhead (MPA ’20) is the Interim Director of MyCTSavings, a state-facilitated retirement savings program for employees who lack access to a retirement benefit through their workplace. The program was created by state legislation in 2016 to help employees easily and automatically save for a dignified retirement. Jessica joined the effort in 2020 through the Office of the State Comptroller and oversaw the execution of the program from establishing its operational structure and business contracts, outreach and marketing, a pilot phase in 2021, through to full launch state-wide in March 2022. A Connecticut and Hartford County native, Jessica has found fulfillment in a career of public and non-profit service at the Brown University, the University of Connecticut, the Capitol Region Council of Governments, and now at the Connecticut Office of the State Comptroller. Jessica is also a UConn alumna twice; prior to the MPA Executive Track program, they also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (’09) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.