Arthur House became Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut in October 2016 after four years as Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. His work includes cybersecurity strategy and action plans in the Black Sea and Balkan regions.
House has a background in national security, having served as Director of Communications in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. As a White House Fellow, he was Special Projects Officer at the National Security Council. He worked in Asia and Africa as an economist and loan officer for the World Bank and as a member of the Bank’s Policy Planning and Program Review staff. He was a Congressional Adviser to the United States Mission to the United Nations.
In the private sector, House held senior positions at Webster Bank and at Cigna, Aetna, and Tenneco. He is currently on the Board of Directors of American Superconductor Corporation.
In the United States Senate, House was Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd and Senator Abraham Ribicoff and Legislative Assistant to Senator Chris Dodd. Specific assignments included the Camp David Peace Agreement, the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, and the Tokyo Round Trade Negotiations.
House is a graduate of Tufts University and has a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He has published a book and several articles on international relations and held faculty positions at Fletcher, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University.
He was a member of the East Granby Volunteer Fire Department and currently serves on the boards of the Oceans Exploratory Trust, the Connecticut World Affairs Council, and the Simsbury Free Library.
House is married to Rita Jepsen. They live in Simsbury, Connecticut.