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I want to work full-time in public affairs.

Potential job titles: policy, government affairs, government relations, regulatory affairs, political research, external relations, advocacy, corporate communications, community relations.

With 14+ years of experience in government, technology, and media, I have excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to explain complex information in a clear manner to lay audiences. A team player with a sense of humor and both personal and analytical skills, I want to apply my knowledge of social and civic systems and lend my passions and considerable energy.

I currently work part-time as an Information and Communication Specialist in Hamilton Town Hall and as an Adjunct Professor of “Digital Marketing and Brand Development” to MBA students at New England College. I'm also concluding my sixth year as an elected councilman. I hold a Master in Public Administration from Suffolk University and a B.S. in Sociology from Worcester State College.

"Public affairs work combines government relations, media communications, issue management, corporate and social responsibility, information dissemination, and strategic communications advice. Practitioners aim to influence public policy, build and maintain a strong reputation, and find common ground with stakeholders." [PubAffairs Ltd.]

✔ Master in Public Administration

✔ 9+ years managing state/local government programs for two governors and one mayor

✔ 5 years as an elected city councilor, and former candidate for State Rep

✔ Taught social media marketing courses to 50 MBA students and 100+ working adults

✔ Skilled in writing and editing, public speaking, digital marketing, community organizing, public affairs, and marketing communications

✔ Proven ability to explain complex concepts and gain consensus

✔ Self-motivated with zeal for researching, analyzing, and innovating policies and strategies to foster citizen engagement and enhance the use of internet tools to narrow the digital gap

✔ Blogged about digital media and marketing for 7+ years to a readership of 6,500 unique monthly visitors

2014 - present

Town of Hamilton

Information and Communication Specialist (part-time)

I’m managing the town’s first footprints in social media, assisting in sharing information to residents, elected officials, and the region.

2013 - present

New England College

Adjunct MBA Professor (part-time)

I teach a 7-week online course, “Digital Marketing and Brand Development.” After two sessions in 2013, I was asked to teach it again the spring of 2015.

2010 - present

Newburyport City Council

Elected City Councilman (assorted evenings)

Serving my third term, I’m chairman of the public utilities committee and sit on the neighborhoods and city services committee. I’m a liaison to the cable advisory commission.

2009 - 2014

Digital AH

Principal

I analyzed social media profiles for brands, auditing their digital footprints to determine alignment to missions, identifying opportunities for bolstering online community engagement, and managing online communities. Clients included UNO Pizzeria (restaurant); Osmium (clothing company); Flextronics (contract manufacturer); Social Media Today (internet news site); and Action for Boston Community Development, Long Way Home, and Doors to History (nonprofits).

I also taught digital marketing to 100+ students in Massachusetts as a MBA professor and adult education instructor, and to hundreds more as a corporate trainer and conference panelist.

Founder
North Shore Media Makers [link]

Co-Founder
North Shore Broadband Forum [link]

2014 Board Director
Massachusetts Municipal Association

2014 Second Vice President
Massachusetts Municipal Councilors Association

Master in Public Administration

Suffolk University, 2007

B.S. in Sociology

Worcester State College, 1999