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I'm actively networking for a full-time position in community affairs.

Some organizations call this kind of work public relations, marketing, or otherwise marketing communications.

I want to help an organization build coalitions with community partners, convey consistent messages to key stakeholders, write content to tell product stories, and raise public awareness.

A team player and self-starter, I have a proven ability to influence, inspire, and motivate others to achieve objectives. I’m passionate about working for an organization that makes a positive difference in communities and people’s lives.

With 15 years of experience working and consulting in technology, media, and government, I have a strong background in relationship building, writing and editing, public speaking, media relations, and marketing communications with skills in explaining complex concepts in a clear and concise manner and using social media as a sales and business development tool.

Friends and colleagues say I’m open-minded, flexible, enthusiastic, and honest with intellectual curiosity and considerable energy.
✔ 9+ years of senior-level management experience in state and local government, including election to the Newburyport City Council, with a focus on launching and managing projects in economic development, civic technology, broadband, and energy

✔ 6 years as the founder of a digital marketing agency, producing new media content and promoting integrated marketing campaigns as a consultant, community manager, and corporate trainer to raise digital awareness and increase ROI in the public and private sectors

✔ Master’s degree in Public Administration and B.S. in Sociology
2010 - present

City of Newburyport

City Councilor

  • Re-elected to a third 2-year term representing 17,800 residents. Appointed chairman of public utilities committee and sponsored legislation promoting energy efficiency and fiscal savings.
  • Stimulate community conversations through blogging, social media, and an email newsletter, resulting in constituent Q&A and a knowledgeable electorate understanding city functions and operations.
2009 - 2015

Digital AH

Principal & Management Consultant

  • Managed online communities and wrote blog posts for B2B, B2C, nonprofit, and government clients, resulting in an emotional connection to brands, increase of fans, and boosted thought leadership.
  • Taught digital marketing to 500+ MBA students, small business and government managers, and adult learners; created syllabi in the subject for the first time at 4 colleges; and explained the benefits of social and mobile networking tools, crowdsourcing, and related topics.
2014 - 2015

Town of Hamilton

Information and Communication Specialist

  • Created and managed social media channels on Facebook and Twitter, assisting the town manager and boosting resident and media awareness, resulting in improved public affairs to and from Town Hall.

 

Co-Founder, North Shore Broadband Forum, 2014 – present

Founder, North Shore Media Makers, 2012 – present

Gubernatorial Appointee, Local Government Advisory Commission, 2014

2nd Vice President, Massachusetts Municipal Councilors Association, 2014

Board of Directors, Massachusetts Municipal Association, 2014

Global Board of Directors, Social Media Club, 2012 – 2014

President, Social Media Club Boston, 2012

Master in Public Administration

Suffolk University, 2007

B.S. in Sociology

Worcester State College, 1999