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Madeline O'Connor

Madeline O'Connor

Account Executive

Hellerman Baretz Communications

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Hellerman Baretz Communications

Account Executive

Hellerman Baretz Communications (hellermanbaretz.com) is an award-winning corporate communications agency specializing in thought leadership and branded content development, reputation management, and revenue growth for the world’s leading law, consulting, healthcare, and financial services firms. Recently, the firm was named as the “Best Crisis Management Firm” and “Best Social Media Consultant” nationally by the National Law Journal; “Best Law Firm PR Firm” in the National Law Journal’s “Best Of Chicago;” “Best Boutique Specialty PR Agency of the Year” by Bulldog Reporter; and “Top Five Boutique PR Agency of the Year” by PRWeek.

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Global Vision International

Volunteer Teacher

Completed Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language course. Now serve as a volunteer teacher at a large primary school in the slum of Bombolulu.

*Teach English, Writing, Reading, Creative Arts and P.E. to a class of 40 children
*Teach English to adult class
*Help to arrange and orchestrate field trips, inter-school sports matches and extracurricular activities
*Assist in the training and orientation of new volunteers
*Write blog posts for the GVI Mombasa website

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Russ Reid Company

Senior Legislative Fellow

Supported team including a Vice President and two Legislative Assistants in a firm specializing in government relations and lobbying for non-profit organizations, hospitals, universities and municipalities.
*Scheduled Capitol Hill meetings, federal agency visits, team travel and client visits to Washington
*Composed and prepared materials for client briefings, Capitol Hill meetings, inter-office distribution and distribution to elected officials and government representatives
*Arranged client fly-in for consortiums of 20+ individuals for lobbying and profile raising activities around Washington
*Engaged in extensive research about client projects, the federal budget, appropriations, regulatory issues, federal grants and other topics
*Promoted to Senior Legislative Fellow in September 2011 after showing initiative following the departure of Legislative Assistants

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Jacobin Magazine

Copy Editor

Proofed articles for critically acclaimed print and online magazine published by a fellow GW alumnus.

*Worked under strict deadlines to edit pieces for content and style
*Offered design and layout consulting
*www.jacobinmag.com

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Office of Senator Joseph Biden

Public Relations and Legislative Affairs Intern

Worked as a Fall semester intern for Senator Biden, specializing in constituent relations and media affairs.

*Conducted research and composed memos for congressional staff
*Compiled, transcribed and fact checked press mentions for daily report to the Communications Director
*Replied to constituent issues and comments through mailings and phone casework
*Served as a Capitol Hill tour guide to Delaware constituents visiting D.C.
*Completed Congressional Research Services course
*Represented the Senator's office at various Congressional hearings and summarized the proceedings for members of staff

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The Law Offices of Eugene Maurer and Associates

Summer Legal Intern

Completed three consecutive summer internships for Delaware's top criminal defense attorney.

*Performed extensive legal research using national and state databases
*Created a digital database of over thirty years of hard copy files in order to streamline resources
*Attended various court proceedings and mediations
*Interacted with both current and potential clients
*Provided administrative assistance to the office manager

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The George Washington University

The Elliott School of International Affairs B.A., International Affiars, Concentration: Conflict and Security Studies, Minor: Political Science

American University of Paris

Study Abroad, French, International Law, Political Economy, Political Philosophy

Archmere Academy

High School Diploma