That’s what new patronage hire Oliver Serafini has at the top on his LinkedIn page.
While his job previous to becoming McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ “Communications Specialist” was with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, before that he worked for Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
He says he coordinated “legislative and media engagement strategies” for a couple of Democrats.
“More than 150 stories and column submissions were published as a result,” he says.
His committee assignment seems to have been the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
From 2013-15 Serafini worked for Jack Franks in his district office.
He says that he “managed the legislative agenda, district office operations and media presence of State Representative Jack D. Franks.”
Seven years before that he was President of Hengdai Films LLC.
He marketed “’A Better Life,’ a feature length documentary film comparing the experiences of three Mexican immigrants in the Chicagoland area.”
Two years before that Serafini worked for Benjamin C. Head Consulting where he reports three accomplishments:
- Created and executed public messaging and outreach strategies for political campaigns, non-profits and businesses.
- Trained campaign staff and volunteers in outreach methodologies, voter persuasion, data collection and database management.
- Created a coalition of voters to oppose further cuts to State of Illinois social service programs, and facilitated citizen participation in a successful grassroots campaign to drive legislator engagement.
Serafini served as Field Director for the Rafael Vargas for 43rd Ward Alderman campaign.