I have 15 years of experience in technology, media, and government, working and consulting for the City of Newburyport, Town of Hamilton, Action for Boston Community Development, Social Media Today, and the MA Executive Office of Economic Development, among other entities.
When the national recession arrived during a bout of unemployment, I launched a digital marketing consultancy and made a name for myself as a thought leader and management consultant. Over five years, I helped small business owners and government managers understand how to navigate social media and achieve positive ROI with the real-time web.
I have a strong background in community relations, coalition building, policy analysis, public speaking, and integrated marketing communications with a decade of public sector work holding senior management and elected roles in state and local government. Professional interests include civic technology and open government.
I'm a past president of the Boston chapter of Social Media Club, an ex-board director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and a former gubernatorial appointee to the Local Government Advisory Commission. In 2014, I founded networking groups for media professionals and broadband leaders.
I earned a Master in Public Administration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. I also hold a B.S. in Sociology from Worcester State College. I live in Newburyport and am serving a third term as an elected city councilman.