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Program Director /Public Policy Specialist with extensive experience working closely with the leaders of Metro Detroit's business, political and non-profit community to develop and implement numerous program and policy initiatives designed to improve the City of Detroit. Campaign Strategist working to successfully pass ballot initiatives and elect candidates to public office through the use of effective voter targeting, message development and constituent relations.

Work experience

May 2008Dec 2008

Internal Communications Coordinator - Labor '08

Michigan AFL-CIO
I• Worked closely with AFL-CIO affiliated unions to build buy in for the AFL-CIO 2008 political program • Produced videos, weekly newsletters, email blast and web content reinforcing the AFL-CIO 2008 political program message. • Created campaign materials in support of candidates and legislation on behalf of the Michigan AFL-CIO. • Conducted seminars to inform AFL-CIO affiliated unions on how to effectively participate in the labor 2008 political program. • Maintained a database of local union campaign activities and volunteers supporting the AFL-CIO political program
Jan 2001Feb 2008

Senior Associate, Economic Equity

New Detroit
• Provided strategic direction and planning for New Detroit's Economic Equity focus area. • Worked closely with New Detroit's Board of Directors to develop policies and programs designed to reduce economic disparity and strengthen small businesses in S.E. Michigan. • Actively engaged Metro Detroit's corporate and political leadership to facilitate increased commercial and residential investment in Detroit. • Researched and analyzed local, state and federal legislation and developed policy positions and opposition/advocacy strategies for New Detroit's Board of Directors • Organized advocacy groups, community organizations and foundations to create projects designed to improve the quality of life in Detroit's neighborhoods. • Assisted in the development and implementation of the New Detroit Emerging Leaders program. • Skillfully represented my employer in public appearances including college lectures, panel discussions and media appearances.
Oct 1997Dec 2000

Case Manager

Ser-Metro Detroit
• Assessed the educational and job skills needs of individuals transitioning from welfare to work. • Aided Detroit Workforce Development program participants in developing a long-term career plan, creating a resume and preparing for job interviews. • Helped welfare to work program participants secure additional education and skills training. • Monitored the employment status of program participants and reported those findings to the State of Michigan




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