Michael Frame ’02 MPA is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Michael Frame is now vice president of external relations and chief of staff at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Previously, he served as director of federal relations for Florida State University, where he established Florida State University’s first Washington, D.C. based operation. He has also served as director of federal relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as director of federal relations for Binghamton University. Other positions he has held include director of special projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), executive director of the New York State Urban Council, and policy analyst for the California State University System. More details can be found at: http://www.sunycnse.com/AboutUs/FacultyStaff/ExecutiveStaff/MichaelFrame.aspx

Brooke Dickson-Knowles ’00 MPA is now Acting Director of Privacy Management and Compliance for Department of Energy’s Privacy Program

alum-news-button Brooke Dickson-Knowles is now Acting Director of Privacy Management and Compliance for Department of Energy’s Privacy Program (DOE). In her new role, Dickson-Knowles manages the Department’s implementation of and compliance with federal laws, regulations, policies, and practices that protect the privacy of individuals who share their personal information with the Department. This new role comes after over 10 years of experience in the public sector as an information management and privacy specialist. Before joining the DOE in 2015 as a senior privacy analyst,  she was a privacy analyst with Scitor Corporation. In this role, she supported the implementation of policy protections for the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of individuals during the sharing of homeland security and counterterrorism information between federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations.


Marc Schloss ’00 BA (PSc) joins Consumer Healthcare Products Association as senior director and head of federal government affairs


Marc Schloss is now the senior director and head of federal government affairs  at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). In his role with CHPA, he is responsible for developing and implementing federal lobbying strategies on behalf of CHPA and member companies. Schloss has over two decades of experience in federal government affairs. He began his career in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy as a legislative aide and later advanced to a series of positions at the Democratic National Committee, Senator Evan Bayh’s political action committee, Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc., the Center for American Progress, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Most recently, he served in a leadership role at Mylan on their congressional outreach efforts. More information on Schloss and his new position can be found at: http://www.chpa.org/MarcSchloss.aspx


Jason Yaley ’05 BA (IR/PSc)/’06 MPA is now assistant vice president of communications at Aerospace Industries Association

alum-news-buttonJason Yaley  is now assistant vice president of communications at Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), a trade association that represents the American aerospace and defense industry. In this role, he manages the communications function of AIA, driving all internal and external communications, integrated communication planning, branding and advocacy campaigns, strategic research, partnerships, media relations, and community outreach. He joined AIA following over a decade of work inside the Department of Defense, most recently as the Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff. In addition, he has developed and implemented major public-private partnerships across public and private stakeholders to garner support for veterans, wounded warriors, and military families. He is also the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, along with the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the Service’s highest civilian award.

Salvador del Solar ’03 MAIR appointed Minister of Culture for Peru


Salvador del Solar has been appointed as the Minister of Culture for Peru. He brings to the position years of experience as a successful television actor in Peru. During his time at the Maxwell School, he was a fellow of the Joan y John and Mabel deSardon-Glass Fellowship program. The deSardon-Glass Fellowship fully support nationals of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and other Andean-region countries who wish to pursue advanced professional degrees at Maxwell and return to public service careers in their home countries. More information on del Solar and his new position can be found at: http://paiaadmissions.syr.edu/former-maxwell-ma-ir-student-and-desardon-glass-fellow-appointed-minister-of-culture-for-peru/

Emily Newman ’06 MPA is named to City and State Magazine’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” award list

alum-news-buttonEmily Newman was named to City and State magazine’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” award list for her work as first deputy commissioner in the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services. The award recognizes exceptional individuals under the age of 40 who work in NYC government, advocacy, media, and other related fields. In her position, Newman works closely with the citywide administrative services commissioner to the lead the department while finding new ways to strengthen the services they provide to other city agencies. More information about Newman and the “40 under 40 Rising Stars” list can be found here: http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-city/the-40-under-40-rising-stars-of-new-york-city-2016.html#.WAd47ZgrJBw

Kerri Raissian ’08 MPA/’13 PhD (PA) wins Raymond Vernon Memorial Award

alum-news-buttonKerri Raissian won the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management’s (JPAM) Raymond Vernon Memorial Award for her paper, “Hold Your Fire: Did the 1996 Federal Gun Control Act Expansion Reduce Domestic Homicides?” The paper was first published in the Winter 2016 issue of JPAM. The Vernon Memorial Award, created by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 1985, seeks to annually recognize excellence in research through the selection of a paper published in the current volume of JPAM. Raissian’s paper provides the first empirical examination of the impact of the 1996 expansion of the federal Gun Control Act on domestic homicides. She is an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut.