City/State Public Service
Wendeen H. Eolis' was introduced to politics and government by her father, who served as a high-ranking New York State official during her childhood. Following in his footsteps of public service, Ms. Eolis has worked on a wide range of government issues for mayors, city and state legislators, and governors on both sides of the aisle. These activities were the underpinning for her current commitment as Commander of HOPE's Champion Task Force.
Wendeen Eolis Loves New York!
Ms. Eolis served as an advisor to Rudolph Giuliani in his assessment alternatives prior to leaving the US Attorney's office and became an active member of his inner circle during his first two mayoral campaigns. She was a member of his transition team and assumed a senior advisory role on City Hall operations, Law Department matters and public affairs during hi first year in office. She accepted Governor George E. Patak's invitatin to become first assistant to the governor and senior advisor upon his inauguration in 1995 and has served as an outside special advisor to numerous state government agencies for the past two decades. .
iIn 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.