Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth McKee

New York, NY, US



Experienced executive with  background in public policy.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

• Managed calendar and coordinated the schedule of the Senior Vice President, Secretary & General
• Composed domestic and international travel itinerary
• Edited and organized highly confidential documents
• Interacted with various colleagues including members of the Board of Trustees
• Handled special administrative and research projects for the Senior Vice President

Jan 2013 - May 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant to the Chief Government Affairs Officer

• Assisted in the day to day operations of the Government Affairs Office
• Maintained the Department’s daily calendar and schedule
• Composed letters and e-mails to elected officials in order to aid in lobbying efforts
• Supported the coordination of all External Affairs related events
• Continuously monitored the effects of Museum activities on the surrounding neighborhood

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

FREELANCE CONSULTANT, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant and Writer

• Part-time Personal Assistant to a retired C-Level Executive
• Furnished aid to the Chair the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
• Write an internal newsletter for the Women’s Forum of New York
• Assist the Editor of the Philosophical Library with office organization

Jul 2010 - Oct 2012

Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, US, Deputy Director of External Affairs

• Organized logistics for External Affairs related events so that Hunter’s President could effectively advance the standing of the College in the community
• Collaborated with internal staff and external stakeholders on College related events
• Worked with the Executive Director of External Affairs and the Executive Director of Communications to create a website targeted at the college’s immediate neighborhood
• Developed and maintained working relationships with elected officials’ and community leaders
• Assisted the Executive Director of External Affairs with the lobbying of City and State officials for discretionary funds that benefited programs at Hunter College
• Researched and wrote briefings and bios for the President to review before attending government and community related meetings
• In cooperation with the Office of Institutional Advancement, organized and executed special events including the Hunter College Commencement, the President’s Holiday Reception and various discussion forums featuring prominent elected officials, such as former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
• Coordinated the creation and distribution of the College’s first neighborhood newsletter to engage members of the community in the activities at Hunter

Oct 2007 - Jun 2010

The City of New York, Manhattan Community Board 8, New York, NY, US, District Manager

• Managed daily operations of the Board’s office, including calendar management, correspondence, and confidential personnel matters
• Coordinated overall logistics for all Board meetings
• Developed and grew relationships with Board members, community leaders, and elected officials’
• In collaboration with the Board Chair, streamlined all committee practices
• Implemented a website to effectively disseminate information to the public on city government - related activities
• Provided leadership for Board members to improve community outreach efforts
• Proofread, formatted and edited all Community Board - related text
• Responded to all press inquiries
• Represented the Board to the community regarding major projects such as the construction of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mid-block research tower and the completion of the Second Avenue Subway
• Organized and chaired monthly District Service Cabinet meetings, a collaboration of city agencies, elected officials and community groups to ensure efficient delivery of municipal services

Jul 2001 - Sep 2007

The City of New York, Manhattan Community Board 4, New York, New York, Community Associate

• Advocated and administered policy positions of the board including land use, budget and quality of
life issues
• Processed citizen complaints and coordinated with city agencies on resolutions
• Processed community related applications
• Prepared various reports for board members

Apr 1999 - Jun 2001


Goucher College, Towson, MD, US, Bachelors, American Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Sep 1978 - May 1982

Areas of Specialization