Hi, I'm Maggie Marystone.
Maggie Marystone's Bio:
Maggie Marystone's bio
After many years in the government and nonprofit sectors, Maggie Marystone co-founded Ninja Mojo, a company focused on using new technologies to help clients solve problems and reach their organizational goals. She has now returned to the non-profit world to join the staff of Heartland Alliance, the largest human rights organization in the Midwest.
Maggie Marystone's Experience:
Special Assistant to the President at Heartland AllianceJune 2016 - Present | Chicago, IL
Reporting directly to the President, the Special Assistant to the President provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Special Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The Special Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and oversees special projects.
Vice President, Operations at Chicago Workforce Investment CouncilSeptember 2010 - June 2012
CWIC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a Board of business and civic leaders that is chaired by the Mayor of Chicago. CWIC's mission is to ensure that Chicago has a skilled and educated workforce to keep our businesses, economy, communities, and families thriving. CWIC provides strategy development, project management and data analysis for our workforce and education partners so that they can show results and save time and money.
Committee on Human Relations at City of ChicagoNovember 2009 - August 2010
Chicago City Council's Committee on Human Relations â¢ Responsible for all activities of the Committee â¢ Organize committee hearings on all ordinances, resolutions and mayoral appointments referred to the Committee â¢ Coordinate hearings with sponsoring aldermen, members of the committee and the Mayorâs Office of Intergovernmental Affairs â¢ Draft and file required reports with the Office of City Clerk, City Council Service Division and Committee on Committees, Rules & Ethics
Development & Special Projects for Ald. Shiller at City of Chicago2007 - 2010
Advised Alderman on various development projects including the $158 million Wilson Yard Redevelopment within the Wilson Yard Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district Supported Alderman throughout successful negotiations to amend the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) Created, updated and maintained aldermanic website, aldermanshiller.com Conducted necessary research and follow-up on a broad range of issues affecting stakeholders in the 46th Ward and throughout the city
Manager at Law Office of Brendan Shiller, LLCDecember 2005 - 2007
Responsible for all administrative aspects of law office Court filings, legal writing, scheduling, payroll, IT support Designed and implemented case management system
Legal Assistant at Shiller, Rossiter & Company, LLCMay 2005 - January 2006
Legal assistant and admin support for small law firm.
Asst. to Ald. Shiller at City of ChicagoFebruary 1998 - October 2005
-Aldermanic liaison to City Departments and local utilities -Wilson Yard Tax Increment Financing District and redevelopment plan â aided Alderman in organizing multi-year community process; organized community meetings; drafted website materials; point of contact for constituents, development partners and City departments -City of Chicago budget hearings â attended all hearings, followed up on questions with Mayorâs Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Budget and Management, Departmental Commissioners and Chairman of Committee on Budget -Drafted written correspondence from the Alderman to constituents, elected officials and city agencies -Maintained and updated website: www.cityofchicago.org/Ward46 -Scheduling for Alderman and aldermanic staff -Training of new staff and interns -Office Manager: maintained office budget through the Committee on Finance, ordered supplies, arranged for maintenance of office equipment, mail, email, and payroll -46th Ward Ethics Officer
Assistant Producer at Wicker Park Entertainment GroupMay 1997 - February 1998
Video and film production â¢ The Living Dolls, 1997, Production Coordinator â¢ Welding (series of 4 videos), 1997, Associate Producer/Production Manager â¢ Transportation (series of 2 videos), 1997, Production Manager â¢ Nation of Junkies, 1995, Production Assistant
Owner at Ninja Mojo StudiosOctober 2009
Website and software development company catering to small businesses and nonprofit organizations
Maggie Marystone's Education:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign1992 – 1997B.A.
Ursuline Academy1988 – 1992