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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.e
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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2014Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/ThomasMartin.jpgAssistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Temple UniversityPh.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=110
2015M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Tizzy Lockman.jpgDirector, Parent Advocacy Council for Education, Christina Cultural Arts CenterM.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=109
2015B.A. and M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Burland_Elizabeth.jpgDoctoral Student, University of MichiganM.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=108
2016M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Kirsten Jones.jpgLeadership Fellow, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.ehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=107
2015M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Serita Porter.jpgPolicy Researcher, University of DelawareM.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=106
2015M.A. Urban Affairs & Public Policyhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Allison Becker.jpgResearch Assistant, Pew Research CenterB.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=105
2015Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Ryan Burke.jpgAssistant Professor, United States Air Force AcademyPh.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=104
1998MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Merritt Burke IV.JPGTown Manager, Town of Fenwick Island, DelawareMPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=97
2013B.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Matthew Garlipp.jpgAssociate, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLPB.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=96
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Scott Beale.pngCEO & Founder, Atlas CorpsMPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=95
2010MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Jissell Martinez.jpgBusiness Administrator, University of DelawareMPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultureshttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=94
2013M.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Zack Adinoff.jpgEmergency Planner, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Emergency Services DivisionM.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=93
2011B.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Megan Wakelee.pngMarketing Programs Manager, Bentley Systems, Inc.B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=92
2015M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Yuliya Brel.jpgPh.D. Student in Public Policy, School of Public Policy & AdministrationM.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=91
2004MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Tom DeWire.jpgEngagement and Operations Manager, Education Delivery Institute (EDI)MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=89
2011B.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Stephanie Ottino.jpgAssistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Widener UniversityB.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=88
2013B.A. and M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Paul Ruiz.jpgPolicy Associate, Securing America's Future EnergyB.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=86
2015B.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Paige Gugerty.jpgProject Engineer, athenahealthB.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=85
2011B.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Meredith Rubin.pngSenior Process Manager, Financial Services Customer Office, Capital OneB.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=81
2015B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mark Rucci.jpgFederal Analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLPB.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=78
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Lindsey Interlante.jpgExecutive Director, Colonial Academic Alliance MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=77
2014M.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Kelsey Edmond.jpgMPA Student, School of Public Policy & Administration M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=75
1986MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/John Carney.jpgGovernor, State of DelawareMPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delawarehttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=72
2014B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Jenna Bucsak.jpgProgram Officer, Rodel Foundation of DelawareB.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=71
2014Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/James Goetschius.jpgProgram Manager, Eastern United States, U.S. Army Health Facility Planning AgencyPh.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=70
2015Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Hsien-Ho Chang.jpgAssistant Professor, Oklahoma State UniversityPh.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=69
2015M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Hira Rashid.jpgDoctoral Candidate and CCRS Graduate AssistantM.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=68
2000Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Gwen Angalet.jpgSpecial Projects Coordinator, Health and Prevention ServicesPh.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=67
2013MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Cimone Philpotts.jpgProjects Coordinator, U.S. Senator Chris CoonsMPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=59
2014M.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Chunjing Liu.JPGChief of Staff, Department of Marine Forecast and Disaster Mitigation, State Oceanic Administration, ChinaM.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=58
2003MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Andrew Haines 2.jpgDeputy City Manager, City of Newark, DEMPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=53
2015M.S. and Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Alex Greer.jpgAssistant Professor, Oklahoma State UniversityM.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=51
1998M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Angela Gladwell.jpgDirector, Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=54
2009MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mark Stevens.jpgAdministrative Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=79
2012B.S.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Courtney Mogavero.jpgUniversity Programs Coordinator, GoogleB.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=60
2005B.A. and MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Melanie Ross Levin.jpgDirector of Outreach, National Women's Law CenterB.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=80
2005MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Dená Brummer.jpgPartner, Yellow Brick Creative StudioMPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=62
2003Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Eric Anthony Johnson.jpgExecutive Director, University Park AlliancePh.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=64
2003Ph.D.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/David Rudder.jpgAssociate Dean, Springfield College's School of Human ServicesPh.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=61
2006MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Erin Kennedy.jpgManaging Director, Performance Technologies, The Advisory Board CompanyMPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=66
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Tom Friedman.jpgDirector of Policy, Planning, and Analysis, State Health Plan for Teachers and State EmployeesMPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=90
1986MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mike Morton.jpgController General, State of DelawareMPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=83
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Jonathan Kirch.jpgGovernment Relations Director, Delaware and Philadelphia chapters of the American Heart Association/American Stroke AssociationMPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=73
2007MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Albert Shields.jpgDelaware Press & Policy Advisor, Governor John CarneyMPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=29
2004MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Kim Gomes.jpgVice President, The Byrd Group LLCMPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=76
2009M.A.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Erika Farris.jpgOak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyM.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=65
2002MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Mike Fortner.jpgPlanner, City of Newark, DEMPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=82
2002MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Emily Gonce.jpgCorporate Vice President, Office of Governmental Affairs, New York Life InsuranceMPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents. https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=63
2003MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Bill Clark.jpgSenior Consultant, Booz Allen HamiltonMPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=56
2006MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Barrett Edwards.jpgAttorney, Hudson, Jones, Jaywork and FisherMPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=55

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