Attorney General Promotes Two Lawyers As Dannehy Departs
Attorney General George Jepsen has named a West Hartford lawyer to be deputy attorney general, succeeding Nora Dannehey who is leaving the office for a job in the private sector.
Perry Zinn Rowthorn, the current associate attorney general for litigation, was selected to succeed Dannehy, who will leave later this month. Dannehy previously served as an acting and assistant U.S. Attorney before becoming deputy attorney general when Jepsen took office in 2011.
Dannehy announced last month she is taking a global position with United Technologies Corp. in Hartford. Moving over to take Rowthorn's current job on Jepsen's senior team will be Margaret Q. Chapple of Granby. She is currently an associate attorney general for administration and management.
In announcing the promotions of Zinn Rowthorn and Chapple, Jepsen said both have provided dedicated public service for many years.
"As Associate for Litigation, Perry has brought critical and thoughtful oversight to the office's litigation practice," Jepsen said. "Time and again, Peggy Chapple has proved herself a capable and intelligent litigator and an effective leader. I have every confidence in their abilities, and I'm pleased to name them to these new roles in my administration
Both will begin their new roles on October 18.