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Business Development Corporate Social
Government Relations Issues Advocacy
Media Relations Philanthropic Advising Policy Analysis
Writing & Editing
Spanish and French
Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.
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,
State Bar of California,
providing pro bono
Former Board Memberships
The Resnick Foundation
California Center for Public
Streetsblog Los Angeles
Author of articles, opinions pieces and a book.
Education Law & Policy,
Boston College Graduate
School of Education
Super Steward, New York
City Parks Department
Award-winning communications and campaign strategist, foundation director, corporate philanthropy leader,
startup chief of staff.
Communications Strategy | New York & Los Angeles | 2003 — 2005, 2009 — Present
Corporate communications and campaign advising for Galooli, HNTB, Latham & Watkins, Los Angeles Metro,
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Outfront/JCDecaux, UCLA, the ULI Los Angeles and others; writing, social media
Chief of Staff for a failing startup which offered solar powered pods during the pandemic for restaurants.
Chief Talent Officer for Bliss Lawyers (acquired by Axiom).
Advisor to The Annenberg Foundation, Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), Lynda.com and others on
philanthropic giving, operations, entrepreneurship and employee engagement.
Partnership development, outreach, communications and campaign strategist for L.A. Metro’s Measures M and J,
and in support of improved transportation and economic development in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
Crisis communications advising on criticism about the export of bottled water from Fiji to North America, Europe
and Asia and animal testing of a company product.
Vetted political candidates; speech writing for C suite executives.
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.