Analytical, solutions-oriented senior professional with highly diversified skill set covering law, policy, business management, finance, HR and communications.
Strong record equipping private, public and non-profit decisionmakers to tackle business and policy challenges.
Can deliver policy-relevant research, strategic assessment, systems organization, networking, events and multimedia.
Superior communicator, author and educator.
Renewable/ Alternative Energy
Indoor Air Pollution
Attorney / Advisor, WexlerESQ, LLC (Jun 2016 - present)
Legal, policy and management consulting
Since Jan 2019, advising businesses and non-profits operating in or seeking to enter the legal cannabis market and blogging about cannabis at www.chronictopics.com
Founder/CEO, executivePRN (Jan 2019 - present)
On demand/as needed C-suite-level support for start ups, entrepreneurs and non-profits
Hourly, contractual or project-based solutions across a range of business needs: legal, financial, compliance, HR, operations, development and communications
Formation & Registration | Investment & Partnership Agreements | Licensing and Compliance | Finance & Accounting | HR | Tax | Operations | Procurement | Project Management and Implementation | Outreach | Development | Special Projects
Chief Operating Officer, Climate Finance Advisors, Benefit LLC (Feb - Nov 2018)
Institutionalized operational backbone of a $4M annual gross start-up consulting firm focused on green investment and climate-smart financial services. Designed systems, onboarded software and drafted SOPs for: budgeting, A/P and A/R; Human Resources including the solicitation, hiring and management of employees, contractors and foreign workers; organization, storage and security of information records and workspaces; outreach and client development; and project management. Redesigned website; delivered Financial Policies and Procedures; Operations Manual; Employee and Contractor Handbooks; and a 401K Benefits Trust
Publicist, Gypsy Sally’s (Sep 2013 - May 2015)
Helped dear friends launch their new business, a live music venue in Georgetown. Developed advertising plans, pitched touring acts and partnered with local institutions to attract coverage. Ran the Twitter feed; mastered WordPress and Constant Contact
Independent Consultant, WexlerESQ, Washington DC (1996 - 2007)
Advocated client interests before United Nations bodies, the U.S. Congress and federal agencies; evaluated international legal agreements and supported policy implementation; designed multimedia to advance positions and promote solutions
Associate, The Cadmus Group (1997 - 2004)
Cultivated partnerships with professional and trade associations; issued guidance to federal agencies, K-12 school districts and universities on overcoming investment barriers; and devised outreach and communication strategies to improve public sector energy performance and promote a voluntary approach to emissions reduction