Happy 2018!

Friends, Colleagues and Partners,

Happy 2018! I hope yours is off to a pleasant and productive start. 

For me, like many, the turn of the year has been a time of reflection. The past year brought my departure from United Way and launch of my consulting practice, Innova Engagement. I won’t say that creating and running my own practice has been the best thing in my life or the most challenging thing I’ve encountered (those designations are reserved for parenthood). What I can say is that I am proud of what I have built, the lessons I am learning, and grateful for the support and advice along the way. Each of you has played an important role, and I thank you! 

I’ve been honored to work on a variety of projects over the past year. Each one has helped me hone in on the practice areas where I can bring the most value for clients. Those are:

o   Community & stakeholder engagement

o   Program design and management

o   Public affairs & issue advocacy

o   Intercultural development assessments

So what is on the docket for 2018? Professionally, I have one project in process and am looking to add 2 or 3 more. Personally, in July I’ll welcome a new junior associate in the form of our third child. 

I would love to hear what you’re working on in 2018. Send me a note and let’s get together!

In awe and gratitude, with high hopes for 2018,


Andrea Mac Arthur