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Campaign Strategy

Crisis Communications

Business Development Corporate Social



Ghost Writing

Government Relations Issues Advocacy

Media Relations Philanthropic Advising Policy Analysis

Political Director

Public Affairs

Writing & Editing


Spanish and French



Benjamin N. Cardozo 

    School of Law, J.D.

University of Michigan, B.A.


Southern California  

    Journalism Awards,

    Los Angeles Press Club,

    Best Individual Blog

Streetsblog Los Angeles,

    Best Online Columnist

Housing Authority of the 

    City of Los Angeles,

    Award of Recognition 

City of Los Angeles,

    Certificate of


Board Memberships

The Resnick Foundation, 

    Former Board Member

California Center for Public 

    Health Advocacy,

    Former Board Member

Streetsblog Los Angeles, 

    Former Board Member


Author of articles, opinions pieces and a book.

Bar Admissions



Washington, DC


Education Law & Policy,

    Boston College Graduate

    School of Education


Community Involvement

Super Steward, New York

    City Parks Department

Johns Hopkins University,

    Covid-19 Contact Tracing

    Certificate, June 2020​​


Award-winning communications and campaign strategist and corporate social responsibility professional. Public

affairs, media relations, issues advocacy, business evangelist, writing.


Communications Strategy | New York & Los Angeles | 2003 — 2005, 2009 — Present


  • Consultant to HNTB, an infrastructure design firm known for its work on airports, bridges, tunnels, roadways

           and rail and transit systems across the United States and around the world.

           five cities’ (Cincinnati, Nashville,​​​ Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, DC) approaches to passing a local transit 

           infrastructure funding measure.​​

  • Hired by Los Angeles Metro to write How to Pass a Mega Transportation Measure - Los Angeles County's 

Lessons Learned, an oral history of the no sunset transportation sales tax. Published in 2018, the Measure M

report is a playbook for transportation agencies, cities and state legislatures interested in learning from Metro’s

successful campaign to secure funding for L.A. County’s transportation infrastructure. Metro Small Business 

Enterprise (SBE) 2016-Present.

  • Outreach, communications and campaign evangelist and manager for L.A. Metro's Measures M and J, and in

support of improved public transit in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere.

  • Corporate communications and campaign advising to promote business for Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, 

OUTFRONT/JCDecaux, UCLA, HNTB, Latham & Watkins, the ULI Los Angeles, Public Health Advocates, the Los

Angeles Department of Public Health and others; writing, social media, and PR.

  • Advisor to the Annenberg Foundation, Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), and others on

philanthropic giving, operations and employee engagement. Managing the Foundation's environmental 

portfolio, started an online and brick and mortar store for the Annenberg Space for Photography and advised

Foundation trustees on overhaul of Annenberg Learner.

  • Informed readers about employee engagement, transportation and business innovation in Asia, Europe, Latin 

America, the Middle East and North America through writing for HuffPost and other publications.​​​

  • Experience managing employees and consultants and in project management.

The Wonderful Company (Roll Global LLC) & The Resnick Foundation | Los Angeles | 2005 — 2009

Director of Charitable Giving & Political Director

  • Created and managed the operations of the employee and community engagement program at The Wonderful

Company and ran The Resnick Foundation. Helped raise corporate profile and achieve measurable results in

employee recruitment and retention for the $4B global holding company and its subsidiaries in agricultural and

consumer product goods.

  • Built and managed a unique, bilingual English/Spanish employee giving program serving 3,500 employees in

10 countries. Grew participation from zero to 98 percent and $2.4 M; directed distribution of $16M in grants;

administered the proceeds of a $25 M legal settlement to 15 international organizations and charities.

  • Set performance metrics, directed development of communications plans and counseled C-level executives

on meeting community investment objectives.

  • Vetted thousands of proposals in the education, health, arts, environmental and biomedical fields. Helped create​ a

company-founded college preparatory charter school in Delano, CA.

  • Furthered The Wonderful Company’s business goals by leveraging my professional relationship with

a Former Ambassador and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative to initiate discussions about the export

of California pistachios to Asia and the Middle East.

  • Vetted political candidates; ran a fundraising event targeting California growers to support the

campaign of Iowa Senator and farm bill author Tom Harkin.

  • Crisis communications advising on criticism from environmentalists about the export of bottled water from

Fiji to North America, Europe and Asia and animal testing of a company product.


Education Development Center, Inc. | Boston & Los Angeles | 1996 —2003

Director of Special Projects

  • Advised university attorneys, risk managers, college administrators, parents, students and others on legal and

policy matters and operations.

  • Crisis communications advising to colleges and universities.

  • Proposal writing and project management, business and partnership development.


Abt Associates Inc. | Cambridge, MA | 1992 — 1996


  • Directed research studies on best practices in social policy and environmental enforcement. Studied police

department and prosecutors office operations.

  • Coauthored monographs on health, housing and criminal justice policy for policy makers, prosecutors and law


  • Project management, proposal development.


1987 — 1992: Worked as an associate and practiced law in California and Massachusetts.