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My digital life began at age 7 when I dialed-into America Online bulletin boards.

Self-employed the past five years in digital media marketing, I helped clients with online community management, content development, and e-marketing strategies. I also founded a professional development group to share best practices in social media.

Concurrent to my business, I ran for elected office as a city councilor; and I'm serving my third 2-year term. I have experience managing programs in state and local government.

I'm looking for a full-time opportunity that combines technology policy development with external relations. As I meet with people, I edit this draft job description.

✔ 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

Sep 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.

Jan 2010 - present

Newburyport City Council

Elected Councilor (evenings and weekends)

Serving my third term, I’m chairman of the public utilities committee and sit on the neighborhoods and city services committee. I’m a former member of the budget and finance committee.

Apr - Nov 2014

First Essex District

Candidate for State Representative

I was an Independent candidate for State Representative in the First Essex District of Massachusetts. With opponents in the Democratic and Republican parties, I ultimately received 10% of the voting electorate.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2014

Digital AH

Principal

During 5 years of self-employment as a digital media teacher and consultant:.

  • Analyzed social media profiles for many 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).
  • Taught digital marketing to 100+ students in Massachusetts as a MBA professor, adult education instructor, and corporate trainer.
  • Led national and regional conference panels on social marketing to the Advanced Learning Institute, Community Action Partnership, Combined Federal Campaign, Boston College, the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, Ignite Boston, and Pecha Kucha Boston.

Founder & President
Social Media Breakfast North Shore

Founder
North Shore Broadband Forum

Second Vice President
Massachusetts Municipal Councillors Association

Board of Directors
Massachusetts Municipal Association

Master in Public Administration

Suffolk University, 2007

B.S. in Sociology

Worcester State College, 1999