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Country: United States City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota ZIP: 55442

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Quinwood Ln. N., , Plymouth, MN 

Phone: – Email:  

Extensive professional network in the government, business, and nonprofit communities; strong relationships with government and elected officials; career with the New York State Legislature and with several Chambers of Commerce

Consensus Builder… Polished Community and Business Leader… Business Relationship Specialist  

A politicallysavvy GOVERNMENT/COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPECIALIST offering + years of experience in government relations and extensive interactions with elected local, state, and national government officials. Provide an exceptional understanding of government and legislative processes gained through a career with the New York State Legislature. Recognized, as a dynamic government relations specialist who has worked extensively within the complex legislative system and achieved desired results.  

An influential government relations expert who understands the needs of corporations and constituents. Capable of assisting businesses and nonprofits, influencing government leaders, and helping drive legislative and regulatory changes. Thrive on the opportunity to work with grassroots groups, build coalitions, sponsor new issues and causes, and make a significant difference. Involved in several nonprofit organizations; held roles including Board of Directors. Areas of Expertise: 

Government Official Relationships

Business Development

Local/State/Federal Issue Monitoring

Government/Business Meetings

Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

Community Relations

Media Spokesperson 

Grassroots Advocacy Programs

Fundraising Events

Advocacy and Educational Strategies

Operations/General Management

Profit & Loss Management

Board of Director Relationships

Project Management

Letters of Request, Funding Support



  • Member of team that wrote and passed legislation and a new state constitutional amendment that facilitated the expansion of an airport runway within the Adirondack Park.
  • Actively involved in a grassroots program in Florida that supported a ballot amendment to increase percentage of votes required to modify the Florida State Constitution. Help gain extensive press coverage; interviewed by local TV reporters.
  • Driving force in securing grants and private donations to sponsor a community railstotrails project that had been suspended several years. Project received vast media coverage and was one of the first of its kind in upstate New York.
  • Principal spokesperson for the Chamber Alliance of New York, which lobbied for legislation to provide affordable health insurance for New York entrepreneurs. Catalyst in the development, lobbying, and final passage of a bill signed by Former Governor Pataki; involved in garnering press coverage for new legislation.

          CAREER HISTORY  

    PARKS & TRAILS COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA – Exec. Director St. Paul, MN…………….………………… to /

        Hired to improve management and internal operations of organization.  Revamp budgeting and overall financial

        reporting for organization.  Improve coordination of operations with the MN Department of Natural Resources. 

  • Established needed internal controls, operations and procedures.
  • Strengthened and streamlined relationships and operations with the MN DNR
  • Worked together with contract lobbyist to prioritize and influence the Legislature on the use of funding for the Parks and Trails portion of the Amendment Legacy fund.


    Hired to enhance relationships with local and state government officials, accelerate communications among Chamber members, and conduct a review of the organization’s financial status. Executive leadership role includes Profit and Loss management, revenue and cost saving strategies, general business management, operations, media relations, community relationships, and multimillion dollar budget management. Represent the Chamber and its Board of Directors at public hearings, press conferences, and business meetings.  

  • Founded and lead a new Political Action Committee. Highly involved in a grassroots campaign designed to persuade city residents to pass a referendum allowing the construction of boat slips at the city’s waterfront. Committee was successful in achieving goals as this issue had been declined three times in the past.
  • Drastically enhanced relationships with officials employed by local, state, and federal government agencies.
  • Recognized as a principal supporter of all Chamber of Commerce organizations in Pinellas County that worked diligently to promote tourism. Helped secure $, in funding from the County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Collaborated with leaders to identify need to sell office building, as it no longer met the needs of the organization. Instrumental in selling building for $. million and producing $ million in profit.
  • Reduced operational expenses by $, in , improved the financial standing, and propelled operational efficiencies.


    Championed and supervised the constructions of a new office, cultivate relationships with local government officials, and negotiate contract with the county to operate a minor league baseball stadium. Led all operational aspects of organization. 

  • Represented Chamber across New York by serving as the Chairperson of the Chamber Alliance of New York State; conducted scores of presentations focused on health insurance issues, grassroots advocacy efforts, and other subjects.
  • Championed a new government relations advocacy program in concert with the Business Council of New York State, which enabled businesses to participate and have a voice in important legislative issues.
  • Formed a c organization to support new educational, economic development, and arts program, and generate revenue to support programs.
  • Acted as a key person during a campaign that raised $, to help fund the construction of a new office.
  • Received a Star accreditation rating from the US Chamber of Commerce – one of two Chambers in New York to achieve that rating in .


    Leveraged previous legislative experience to establish a new Legislative Program and cultivate relationships with local, state, and government officials. Initially secured funding to support various tourism programs vital to economic growth, improve membership programs, and lead all organizational functions. 

  • Directed a campaign that secured a $, grant from ISTEA to build a new visitors center.
  • Led fundraising initiatives that delivered $, in days to support a community railstotrails program.
  • Founded a “First Night GloversvilleJohnstown” event that included venues and volunteers; first event was attended by , citizens. Event generated $, in profit during the second year.


    Committee Analyst, Senator Michael Tully – to

    Legislative Aide, Assemblyman Anthony J. Casale – to

    Legislative Assistant, Assemblyman John G.A. O’Neil – to

  • Gained rich experience in drafting, promoting, and implementing legislation from concept to final delivery to the Governor of New York for approval.
  • Monitored legislative issues and communicated votes to constituents via direct mail. Partnered with constituents to understand and resolve their issues with state and federal agencies.
  • Conducted comprehensive due diligence on legislative issues regarding water resources and bottled water licensing; presented information to the Senators Task Force for their consideration and action.
  • Worked with elected officials to draft and pass a state constitutional amendment, and garner support from the public, which encouraged ratification.


    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Organizational Management – Texaco Management Institute 

    US Chamber of Commerce Member of Committee of

    Florida Chamber Federation Advisory Board – Work Net Pinellas Board of Directors

    Clearwater Downtown Development Board – Business Council of New York State Past Member, Statewide Steering Committee – Chamber Alliance of New York State Former Chairman 


    Cancer Society, Member of Advisory Committee – Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Committee Chair

    Community Action Agency, Former Board Member

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