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Kate Donaghey 2019-12-03T17:22:18+00:00

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Kate DonagheySenior Vice President and Director of Government Relations
Kate Donaghey, a longtime senior legislative aide and government relations specialist, has joined Melwood Global as Senior Vice President and Director of Government Relations.

Donaghey comes to Melwood from the Massachusetts Teachers Association, where she was a Government Relations Specialist the last six years, helping lead some of the most impactful and important policy debates on public education in decades. Prior to that, she was a senior advisor to the Hunt Alternatives Fund led by former U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt and, for the previous seven years, she worked in leadership roles in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate – for former Senators Richard T. Moore and Joan M. Menard as well as Representative Patricia A. Haddad.

A recent transplant to Winthrop with her husband, Kate grew up on the SouthCoast and earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been a leader with the University of Massachusetts Women Into Leadership (UWiL) program and with the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s New Frontier Network.

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