Staunton, VA

contact: rswetman [at] gmail.com


DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT POSITIONS

Inspector of Elections, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ward 27 Division 23

Democratic Committeeman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ward 27 Division 23

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Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer (2019-Current)

Millennia Innovations LLC

Virginia

Millennia Innovations LLC focuses on long-term sustainability projects and business ventures on the individual, social, and industrial scale. Current projects include market research for industrial hemp production and processing.

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National Coordinator of Digital Organizing (August 2014-Current) 

Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) 

National

I am responsible for strategic planning for field and digital engagement, organizational development, database management, graphic design, and content distribution.

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Co-Founder/Executive (November 2012 –June 2013) 

New Jersey Organizers’ Cooperative

New Jersey

I co-founded this group the day after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast using a communications network I had also co-founded months prior. I was involved in strategic organizational development, finance, advocacy, admin/communications, press relations, design, and technical infrastructure maintenance, which included keeping up with the website, maintaining a list of 30,000+ volunteers, organizing working group meetings, sending weekly blasts out of a CiviCRM database system, facilitating conference calls, organizing social media campaigns, and coordinating incoming needs from the website. I also coordinated trainings in all of the areas listed above.

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Community Organizer (August 2012-February 2013) 

SEIU 32BJ

Philadelphia, PA

I was responsible for coordinating communication and actions regarding community affairs in West Philadelphia, in addition to planning strategy for organization-wide gatherings. Externally, I engaged daily in community outreach, while planning community meetings from the ward level all the way up to the state level. Internally, I was responsible for strategic planning, design, and database systems management. Expert in NPGVan database as a result.

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Professional Art Gallery Showings (2009-Current)

Planet Earth

  • Winder Binder Gallery of Folk Art- Chattanooga, TN

  • Edward Jones Financial Services- Chattanooga, TN

  • Case Gallery- Ardmore, PA

  • MoMA Museum of Modern Art- New York, NY

  • Space Womb Gallery- Queens, NY

  • O.U.R. Gallery and Studios- Philadelphia, PA

  • The Streets- Philadelphia, PA; New York City; Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France


EDUCATION 

  • Covenant College - Lookout Mountain, GA, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, Minor Biblical Languages, May 2008

SKILLS 

  • Trained by UNICEF in organizational visioning and strategic development

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Google AdWords, Wordpress, NPGVan

  • SEO planning, data analysis with Google Analytics

  • Email drip campaigns

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Quick learner and highly adaptable

  • Knowledgeable in the complexities of the globalized world

  • Expert in strategies of digital engagement

  • Highly knowledgable of the intricacies and workflow of local and national politics

  • Goal-oriented with a long-term focus

  • Organizational infrastructure planning

  • Expert in campaign planning, including group visioning, goal-setting, and financial planning

  • Proven leadership capabilities in a variety of settings

  • Expert in all aspects of press relations and communications planning

  • Management of teams up to 50

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

  • Proud husband and father to five critters.

  • Bought my first house and founded my own company in 2019.

  • My digital and field strategic political work has influenced several city-wide and state elections, in addition to a Presidential Cabinet appointment. I have also spearheaded or co-organized many policy initiates in Philadelphia and out of state.

  • I have been invited to speak on panels on social justice and organizing in the digital age at Johns Hopkins University, Villanova University, Yale University, Hudson County Community College, and New York University.

  • I have been published both in-print and online, including, but not limited to, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Arab Times Online, and GoodMenProject.com. My writings and visual art can be found at www.larryswetman.com.