He will be the new director of communications for the office of state treasurer, Denise Nappier.
“This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to working with Denise Nappier and her team,” he said on his Facebook page. “Corporate responsibility and shareholder activism are on her agenda, goals that I share.”
Barrett, a former editor and vice president at the Hartford Courant, is also president of the West End Civic Association.
His last day at the seminary is March 4.