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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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9/21/20 Digest

September 21st, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape The impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing reverberated through the weekend, from outside the Court and in Congress through the campaign trail at to the State House. With the Roe [...]

9/14/20 Digest

September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape The majority of the Commonwealth’s schools are back in session today, whether it’s in person, distance or a hybrid model. The reopening comes after months of meetings, guidance from the Department of Elementary [...]

8/20/20 Digest

August 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Programming Note: The Digest will be on vacation next week and will return to your inboxes on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for a special post-primary edition SAVE THE DATE: Join us Thursday, September 17th at [...]

8/3/20 Digest

August 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape With Congress failing to finish a pandemic relief package, state leaders who traditionally decamp from Beacon Hill each election year August remain on red alert for meaningful action on critical voter priorities. Six [...]

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 [...]