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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • MPA, Public Finance & Advanced Management Techniques, Columbia University, 1990-1992
  • AB, International Affairs, Princeton University, 1984-1988

Professional Experience

  • MPA, Public Finance & Advanced Management Techniques, Columbia University, 1990-1992
  • AB, International Affairs, Princeton University, 1984-1988
  • Executive Director, HousingWorks Rhode Island, 2008-2013
  • Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 2002-2006
  • Corporate Development Officer, Altamente.com, 2001
  • Economic Advisor, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1999-2000
  • Assistant to the President, Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, 1998-1999
  • Program Officer, The Rhode Island Foundation, 1996-1998
  • Associate, Fleet Securities, 1992-1995

Political Experience

  • MPA, Public Finance & Advanced Management Techniques, Columbia University, 1990-1992
  • AB, International Affairs, Princeton University, 1984-1988
  • Executive Director, HousingWorks Rhode Island, 2008-2013
  • Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 2002-2006
  • Corporate Development Officer, Altamente.com, 2001
  • Economic Advisor, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1999-2000
  • Assistant to the President, Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, 1998-1999
  • Program Officer, The Rhode Island Foundation, 1996-1998
  • Associate, Fleet Securities, 1992-1995
  • Secretary of State, State of Rhode Island, 2014-present
  • Candidate, Rhode Island Secretary of State, 2018

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • MPA, Public Finance & Advanced Management Techniques, Columbia University, 1990-1992
  • AB, International Affairs, Princeton University, 1984-1988
  • Executive Director, HousingWorks Rhode Island, 2008-2013
  • Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 2002-2006
  • Corporate Development Officer, Altamente.com, 2001
  • Economic Advisor, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1999-2000
  • Assistant to the President, Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, 1998-1999
  • Program Officer, The Rhode Island Foundation, 1996-1998
  • Associate, Fleet Securities, 1992-1995
  • Secretary of State, State of Rhode Island, 2014-present
  • Candidate, Rhode Island Secretary of State, 2018
  • Summer Fellow/Consultant, The Ford Foundation, 1991-present
  • Member, Access Democracy Advisory Board, present
  • Regional Vice President, National Association of Secretaries of State, present
  • Member, Salve Regina University Advisory Board, present
  • Co-Chair, Business Services Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State
  • Co-Chair, Voter Participation Committee, National Association of Secretaries of State
  • Vice Chair, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2016
  • Policy Specialist, Governor's Committee on Children's Services Planning, 1988-1990

Other Info

— Awards:

  • ** Women's Campaign Fund GAME CHANGER Award, 2014
  • ** Women's Campaign Fund Endorsed Candidate, 2014
  • ** EMILY's List endorsed candidate since 2013
  • ** 2013 César Estrada Chávez Award, RI
  • ** 2009 Providence Business News Award: Women to Watch--Social Services (Education, Nonprofits and Government)
  • ** 2006 Bill Richardson Award for Political Leadership, RI Latino Political Action Committee, August 2006

Events

2020

Mar. 3
Celebrate HerStory: Reception for Nellie Gorbea

Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant Warwick, RI

Jan. 8
Cocktails and Conversations: Uneven Path Research Release

Wed 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Rhode Island State House Providence, RI

Jun. 24
2019 Summer Kickoff

Mon 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Providence Fire Fighters Providence, RI