Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications
If diversity is a virtue in today’s world, Marco is destined to be canonized. Ignoring his father’s frequent admonitions not to become “a jack of all trades, master of none,” he has managed a modicum of mastery in more than a few: journalist, political consultant, public official, labor advocate – you name it, he’s done it, including recently becoming a blogger for Huffington Post.
Prior to joining Tricom, Marco served as assistant to the international president of the United Steelworkers (USW), where he headed modernization of the union’s Communications Department and helped launch the Apollo and Blue Green Alliances for job growth through federal investments in a clean energy economy.
During his time with the USW (and despite an aversion to parasailing), Marco also served as director of labor policy for Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign, having served with Kerry in the U.S. Navy and worked as communications director in Kerry’s 1972 anti-war campaign for Congress.
While living in California for more than a decade, Marco wrote the California Democratic Party platform for then-state party chair Nancy Pelosi, and served as whip for the California delegation to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
Earlier in his checkered career, he served as cirector of public and governmental affairs for the Massachusetts Port Authority and as assistant director of transportation and development for a White House Task Force on Youth Employment in the Carter administration.
Marco has written for the United Press International (UPI), the Detroit Free Press, The New Republic and, in 1980, covered the presidential race and wrote a Washington column for the Boston Phoenix. During the 1970s, he worked for Marttila, Payne, Kiley and Thorne, a Boston-based consulting firm, as a consultant in campaigns for nonprofit organizations and in federal elections, where he won awards for his achievements in direct mail messaging.
Marco is a graduate of Indiana University, where basketball is God, and Bobby Knight no longer is.
At 68, he is thinking of pursuing a new career, but unfortunately can’t think of one that he hasn’t already been in.