Davis appointed Director of the Mayor’s Office of Tourism
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Kate Davis of East Boston as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, the department tasked with supporting the tourism industry in Boston through events, film and TV production, and marketing the City to visitors.
“With her years of experience and expertise in Boston and across the world, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to this role,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m proud to appoint Kate as Director of the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, and am excited to have her leading this department as we continue to highlight Boston as the best place in the country to live, work and visit.”
Davis previously worked as Director of Operations for the Office of Economic Development, overseeing the the planning and administrative functions of a department tasked with promoting policies that help businesses grow, while fostering economic inclusion and equity. Prior to that, she worked in the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment as the Director of Finance and Administration. As Director of Finance and Administration in the Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Davis managed a multi-million dollar budget and helped to bring both large and small scale projects from ideas to successful events, including Donna Summer Disco, Country in the City, Red Sox and Patriots Championship parades, Hub on Wheels and Boston Social Fitness Fest.
In her role as Director, Davis will work with the local tourism industry, Boston and New England-based sports teams, and other business, non-profits, and organizations to promote and attract both national and international visitors and events to the City of Boston. She will also oversee the production of dozens of annual events produced by the City of Boston including Gospelfest, Country in the City, The Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour, and more.
“I thank Mayor Walsh for the opportunity to lead this important department, and look forward to continuing to improve and strengthen the events and programs our residents and visitors know and love, while promoting the City of Boston,” said Davis.
Before joining the City of Boston, Davis worked in exhibitions and public programs at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. She also spent several years working in the hospitality industry on Nantucket and spent time working for the British travelbook series Rough Guides, writing about various destinations including Rome, Morocco, Argentina, Iceland, and Boston.
Davis was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has lived in Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Nantucket, Los Angeles, and New York before settling in Boston in 2010. She received both a Bachelor’s in History and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. Davis lives in East Boston.
The Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment’s mission is to advance tourism in Boston and promote participation in public celebrations from Boston residents and visitors to our City. Learn more at: www.boston.gov/departments/tourism-sports-and-entertainment.
Gallego Joins Ed Markey Campaign As Field Organizer
Juan Gallego has joined Sen. Ed Markey’s campaign for re-election to the United States Senate as a Field Organizer. Juan has extensive campaign experience, having previously worked on the Committees to Elect Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Michael Gatlin and Damali Vidot. He also interned at the Office of U.S. Sen. Markey and worked as a Student Assistant for Distinguished Professor and former Massachusetts governor, Michael S. Dukakis at Northeastern University.
Juan is the Field Organizer for South End, Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Kenmore, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, North End, Government Center, South Boston, Charlestown, East Boston, Chinatown, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.
“Juan’s experience in government and politics, his drive to propel progressive policies forward, and his prior work for Ed Markey make him an important addition,” said Campaign Manager John Walsh. “His passion for grassroots campaigns is evident in his work and we are excited to have him join Team Markey.”
“I have always admired Senator Markey’s commitment to the fight against climate change. It is the most important issue to my generation and I am glad to be a part of a campaign that understands that now is the time to act,” said Gallego. “I am looking forward to making sure that the voters of Massachusetts organize for this progressive champion.”
Juan is from Chelsea and has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in Urban Studies from Northeastern University.
FBHW TO HOST EVENT
On Saturday, Feb. 22, join Friends of the Boston Harborwalk (FBHW) for a two-hour, narrated Boston Harbor tour on Boston Harbor Cruise’s Regency. The heated vessel will travel around the Inner Harbor and out past the Boston Harbor Islands. Speakers will discuss the history and evolution of Boston’s waterfront.
The Regency will depart from and return to Long Wharf. Boarding begins at 9:30 a.m. with departure at 10:00 a.m. (sharp), returning at approximately 12:15 p.m. Specific dock location and boarding information will be sent out days prior to the tour.
The Regency has bathrooms and is heated. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Dress extra warmly if you would like to be outside!
Friends of the Boston Harborwalk, affiliated with Boston Harbor Now, is an all-volunteer group that promotes public enjoyment of Boston’s 43-mile Harborwalk. FBHW hosts monthly tours, facilitates cleanups, and partners with property owners to add interpretive signs along the city’s waterfront.
The $20 fee supports the Friends’ work.
Rozas Joins Ed Markey Campaign as Bilingual Communications Assistant
Adriana Rozas has joined Sen. Ed Markey’s campaign for re-election to the United States Senate as the Bilingual Communications Assistant. Prior to joining the Markey campaign, Adriana was a Staff Assistant at the Office of Sen. Ed Markey. During the course of her undergraduate career, Adriana worked as the Spanish Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, leading the Spanish Translations Department and editing over 60 translated articles. She also interned at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where her research focused on the study of bottlenose dolphins.
“Adriana’s drive to promote inclusivity in the election process complements Ed Markey’s vision for his next term in the Senate—continuing to lead and deliver for Massachusetts’ diverse population,” said Campaign Manager John Walsh. “We are excited to welcome her to Team Markey and look forward to expanding our communications outreach during the course of this campaign.”
“I am looking forward to contributing my translations experience to this campaign to help eliminate language barriers in politics and bring Ed Markey’s message to even more people in Massachusetts,” Adriana said. “Ed Markey has been fighting for the people of Puerto Rico in Congress for years and I am ecstatic to help him get re-elected so he can continue doing just that.”
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Adriana resides in East Boston and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.