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Work experience

January 2018Present

Director of Communications

City of Boston Health and Human Services
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of cabinet's media strategy, serving as its spokesperson and first Communication's Director in over 20 years
  • Manage a team of Public Information Officers throughout 10 departments and advise Chief of Health and Human Services on public relations and communications strategies
  • Lead monthly staff meetings, finalize city-wide press releases, media advisories, and public awareness campaigns such as the City's $75,000 marijuana public awareness campaign
  • Restructure the hiring process to for Public Information Officers in the Mayor's Office of Veterans Services leading and inspiring a change in the Mayor's communications office
April 2016January 2018

Director of External Affairs

Office of Assistant Vice Chair Liz Malia
  • Developed and implemented office task management system
  • Advise the Chairwoman on legislative initiatives pending before the General Court
  • Develop and execute strategies to advance legislative priorities relative to issues of information technology, workforce development, clean energy, and behavioral health
  • Monitor priority budget line items throughout fiscal cycles to analyze levels of appropriations from the House, Senate, and Executive Branch
  • Write and distribute press releases, statements, and op-ed columns
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to craft legislation
  • Liaise with city, state, and federal officials
February 2015August 2015

Director of External Affairs

Office of Councillor Tito Jackson
  • Managed all relationships with press
  • Crafted and disseminated media advisories, quotes, talking points, speeches, and press releases
  • Planned and executed press conferences
  • Prepared briefing materials for all interviews and television appearances
  • Managed Councilor’s social media accounts
February 2014November 2014    

Deputy Constituency Director

Martha Coakley for Governor
  • Created and managed a statewide organizing network of eight team leaders that each oversaw at least ten volunteers
  • Created and implemented campaign's statewide engagement and outreach strategy to engage immigrant and communities of color
  • Prepared briefs to advise the candidate and campaign staff on issues relative immigrant communities and communities of color
  • Collaborated constituents from across the state to formulate campaign policy recommendations.
  • Led logistics for 1,000 person televised rally
  • Liaised with city, state, and federal officials
January 2010February 2014    

Program Coordinator

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Developed and administered the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program. Led the expansion of this program from a $300,000 summer initiative to a $1,500,000 year round on-the-job training program for college students
  • Managed department during hiring of new division director
  • Managed thirteen workforce development grants totaling over $3,000,000
  • Reviewed grantee progress reports and provided recommendations to the division director
  • Managed the selection process of competitive grant applications, contracting process with agency and grantee legal teams, and oversaw the implementation of projects
  • Researched and tracked industry trends for the formulation of new workforce development grants
  • Organized intern resume workshops and intern resume review roundtables with large, mid sized, and startup clean tech companies
February 2009January 2010    

Regional Field Coordinator

Massachusetts Democratic Party
  • Oversaw the process of revising State Party Platform for 2009 State Convention
  • Developed and managed fundraisers with Party subcommittee members, Democratic State Committee members, and local town/ward committees
  • Liaised with elected officials and local activists to build State Party base
  • Provided training and support for Party members and organizers on State Party online organizing platform
January 2008February 2009    

Constituent Services Aide

Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick
  • Managed the Governor’s Western Massachusetts office when Western Mass Director was away.
  • Designed and implemented reporting system to convey constituent opinions to Governor and senior staff
  • Formulated and executed initiatives to streamline correspondence processing
  • Solved constituent issues by working with executive agencies
  • Led members of the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council Application Review Committee in recommending applicants from Plymouth County to the Youth Council Working Group

Education

August 2003June 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

American International College

Skills

Spanish

Speak and read - fluent to moderate proficiency

Technology

Proficient in Intranet Quorum, A+, Microsoft Office suite and Dynamics CRM, Linux, Windows, OSX