City/State Government Affairs
Wendeen H. Eolis was introduced to politics and government by her father, who served as a senior New York State official during her childhood. Following in his footsteps of public service, Wendeen worked as an advisor to mayors, governors and state legislators--on both sides of the aisle--before assuming her current leadership role as Commander of HOPE's Champion Task Force.
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Wendeen Eolis Loves New York!
Wendeen served as an advisor to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, in his assessment of alternatives prior to leaving his position as the US Attorney (SDNY) and became a member of his inner circle during his first two mayoralty campaigns. During his initial term, she was on his transition team and assumed a senior advisory role on City Hall operations, including personnel issues, law department matters and public affairs. Wendeen went on to become the first woman ever to assume the role of first assistant to the governor in New York State (under Governor George Pataki) in 1995, acting as a senior advisor on special projects and cnfidential matters. Since then she has served as an outside special advisor to local and state agencies and officials.
In the mid-70s, while president of APCNY, the statewide personnel trade association, Ms. Eolis was credited as the leading force in overhauling New York State's employment agency statute.