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

Contact Karissa

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

4/26/21 Digest

April 26th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape All eyes, ears and Zooms will be focused on Chairman Aaron Michlewitz as he leads the $47.65 billion dollar House Ways and Means fiscal year 2022 budget debate this week. In years past, [...]

4/12/21 Digest

April 12th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape All eyes will be on Senate President Karen Spilka Tuesday afternoon as she addresses the Government Affairs Forum of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The annual address is an opportunity legislative leaders [...]

4/5/2021 Digest

April 6th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape It’s back to school — in April. Today marks the deadline for most of the state’s elementary schools to return to full-time in-person learning. Last month, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education [...]

3/29/21 Digest

March 30th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape Speaker Ron Mariano’s House is flexing some bold name muscle by bringing Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti as the featured guest at Tuesday’s state House Committee on Federal Stimulus [...]

3/8/21 Digest

March 9th, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape The United States Senate narrowly passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” late Saturday night after a marathon, 25-hour session, 50-49 along party lines. Highlights of the bill include an economic stimulus [...]

2/22/21 Digest

February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape More than 6,500 bills were filed by the 40 state Senators and 160 state Representatives for consideration by the bill filing deadline last Friday. With the benchmark behind them, the work of the [...]