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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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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 [...]