Philip Church ’05 MA (PA) elected to N.Y. State Association of Counties

alum-news-buttonPhilip_ChurchPhilip Church was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The mission of the NYSAC is to represent, educate and advocate for 57 member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials in Albany, N.Y. and Washington. Previously, Church worked as a purchasing director, executive assistant to the county administrator and public information coordinator for the county of Oswego, N.Y. For more information about his recent posting, click here.

Vanessa Colón ’11 MPA/IR manages U.S.-India relations at the U.S. Department of State

alum-news-buttonVanessa_ColonVanessa Colón is an environment, science, technology, and health officer for the U.S. Department of State. Her duties include managing and drafting policy on space, IT, renewable energy, and climate change relations. She also advances the Secretary’s economic agenda by drafting policy guidance and briefing senior officials on U.S.-India economic relations.

Jason Yaley ’05 BA (IR/PSc)/’06 MPA joins board of Syracuse University Alumni Association

alum-news-buttonYaley110PXJason Yaley was selected to serve on the board of directors for the University’s Alumni Association. Yaley is assistant vice president of Aerospace Industries Association. He created the project, Orange Around the World, which sends care packages to alumni serving in the armed services. In 2016 he won the Generation Orange Award from Syracuse. To read more about his achievement, click here.

Kate Sinner ’04 MPA named associate vice president at Oregon Institute of Technology

alum-news-buttonKate_SinnerKate Sinner was selected as the associate vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships. Previously Sinner was the deputy legislative director to Oregon State Governor Kate Brown. Sinner also brings expertise she gained while serving as director of federal relations for Oregon State University from 2007 to 2014. To read more about her achievement, click here.

Rosemary O’Leary ’88 PhD (PA) picks up three lifetime achievement awards, completes set of five

alum-news-buttonrosemary-olearyRosemary O’Leary won three awards for lifetime achievement in public administration this past summer, including the Routledge Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Management Research from the International Research Society for Public Management, the Frederickson Award from the Public Management Research Association, and the Keith C. Provan Award from the Academy of Management. With these three awards, O’Leary has won five out of the available five lifetime achievement awards in her field. In 2014 she was awarded the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration and in 2016 she won the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association. To see more about her achievements, click here.

Katie Lichtig ’84 MPA is assistant city manager and COO for Santa Monica, Calif.

alum-news-buttonmaxresdefaultKatie Lichtig is now assistant city manager and chief operating officer for the City of Santa Monica, Calif.  After leaving her career in the federal government, Lichtig began working for the municipal government of Santa Monica in 1992. Previously Lichtig was the city manager for San Luis Obispo, Calif. For more information about Lichtig, and her role at Santa Monica, click here.

Helen Beaudreau ’09 MPA/IR now director of scholarship fund

alum-news-buttonHelen BeaudreauHelen Beaudreau was made director of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program at the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The Gates Millennium Scholars program is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and the APIASF is the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Previously Beaudreau was senior policy advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives where she spearheaded initiatives to end human trafficking. For more information about APIASF and their mission, click here.