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Board of Directors

Maria Comella, Director

Maria Comella is the Global Head of Regional Public Affairs and Policy at WeWork, where she leads strategic communications, government relations, and policy management. Maria has over 15 years of public affairs experience, providing strategic counsel to leaders and executives in both the private and public sectors. She has directed and implemented comprehensive issue and brand campaigns, conducted crisis communications and reputational positioning in state government, on U.S. presidential and statewide campaigns, as well as on Capitol Hill.

Maria has worked with both democratic and republican elected officials at the highest levels of state government. Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo and previously worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategic Planning for the Office of Governor Chris Christie from 2010-2015.

Maria sits on the Board of Directors for Cities of Service and is also a Visiting Associate at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.