Listen to Sam Hammar discuss digital civic engagement and org transformation

Sam Hammar, Director of Digital Engagement for the Office of the Treasurer (@MASSTreasury) will be joining us for our weekly Monday seminar series. The seminar will start at 4:15PM and located in 1 Brattle Square, 4th floor, suite 470 (map). 

"I have always seen communications as a public service and aim to empower the public so that they become agents of change in democracy and government. I want to encourage people to work with government, not against it, to achieve great things (Sam Hammar)."

Sam (@samhammar) will share lessons from the front-line of change and transformation through innovative thinking, transparency, and more. Sam will explore how to transform public service from the inside-out, and the bottom-up.

(There will be coffee and a light assortment of snacks.)

More about Sam Hammar:

As the Director of Digital Engagement for the Massachusetts’ Office of the Treasurer, Sam Hammar works closely with the Office of Economic Empowerment, including Equal Pay, college savings for kindergartners, and more. She started her state service in 2014 as a Governor’s Women’s Leadership Fellow as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at MassIT, bringing innovation in technology to the state for better public service delivery. Previously, she worked for the City of Boston on the City's South Boston Waterfront Innovation District initiative. She was also a Boston Public High School teacher, and holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Global Marketing Communication and Advertising.

In 2016, Sam trained with Emerge Massachusetts and as a Commissioner on the Melrose Commission on Women, strives to be a voice, not only for her twin daughters, but also for working women, be they mothers, dedicated career women, or, as in her case, both. Sam was also recently elected as Chair of the Melrose Democratic City Committee, working to resurrect the Committee as an active and engaging entity of the community with its primary responsibility of supporting Democratic causes and candidates.

See the complete lineup of Fall 2017 digital HKS Monday seminar speakers.