Michael Meotti, the former vice president of the state’s largest public college system, who resigned last October amid a pay-raise scandal, has opened his own consulting business.

“We can help you identify and carry out a strategy to better connect with the governmental, business, philanthropic and community leaders that matter to your organization,” reads the company’s website.

The paperwork filed with the Secretary of the State’s Office registering Gateway 2 Results as a company based out of West Hartford names Meotti as the president.

Before becoming the vice president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Meotti was commissioner of the Department of Higher Education and was also previously a state senator.

The company’s website lists two other staff members, Victoria Dougherty and Malia Sieve. Dougherty most recently has worked in the Philadelphia area doing consulting work. Sieve worked at the ConnSCU system, Meotti’s previous employer, until earlier this year.

State ethics laws restrict previous state employees from receiving compensation for one year from anyone who has/had business before the board or office they recently left.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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