Home Newsmakers Paul Mounds replaces Ryan Drajewicz as governor’s chief of staff Premium ContentNewsmakers Paul Mounds replaces Ryan Drajewicz as governor’s chief of staff By Kevin Zimmerman - February 28, 2020 Mounds, the first African-American to hold the chief of staff post in state history, has previously worked with Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Rep. John Larson. This content is for Westfair Online members only. Please Sign in / Join to view this content. Become a member by Registering Here.