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Karissa Hand 2019-12-03T17:25:24+00:00

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Karissa HandAccount Executive
Karissa Hand joins Melwood Global with both political campaign and government communications experience. She began her career as Deputy Communications Director for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 2018 re-election campaign and, after his 17-point victory, worked as Communications Director for the Inaugural Committee. She most recently worked as Deputy Press Secretary for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Karissa graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communication and Public Service and a minor in Political Science. In her free time, she likes cooking, reading memoirs by strong women leaders, and hanging out with her cat Wally.

Fast Facts

  • B.A. University of Pennsylvania

  • Karissa is grateful to be back in New England sports territory after living in Philadelphia for the past five years.

  • But she maintains that Gritty is the greatest mascot ever.

  • Although nobody believes her because she’s only 5’2”, Karissa actually played varsity basketball at Attleboro High School.

The “30” Blog

6/22/2020 COVID-19 Update

July 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

This Week’s Landscape A slightly more normal business week ahead Beacon Hill as the House debates a $1 billion supplemental budget on Wednesday and the Senate takes up expansive health care bills Thursday. The Speaker’s [...]

6/8/20 COVID-19 Update

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape Week two of national unrest, peaceful marches and protests is prompting demands for action on systemic racism in every sector of government.   Today starts Phase Two of reopening. Non-essential retail businesses are [...]

6/1/20 COVID-19 Update

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

The Mood As protests engulf the nation and Boston, some turning violent, much of the focus early in the week will be on response and reaction. Attention will shift away from business re-openings, planned legislative [...]

5/29/20 COVID-19 Update

June 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Testimony deadline on emergency paid sick time bill is today at 5 p.m. Fiscal watchdog group warns economic recovery could take five years $50 billion childcare stabilization bill filed in Congress to save the industry [...]

5/28/20 COVID-19 Update

May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Identity theft scheme targets state unemployment benefits Massachusetts college presidents release four-phase plan for fall reopening, lack confidence about needed testing Massachusetts state Senate swears in two new Senators today Payroll Protection Program sees slowdown; [...]

5/27/20 COVID-19 Update

May 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Education chief working to have schools open this fall amid daunting issues Local health departments worried as they brace for reopening calls amid frequently changing guidelines and inadequate resources After two successful elections, vote-by-mail bills [...]