City/State Public Service
Wendeen 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, Wendeenhas worked inside government and in political corridors of power 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.
Wendeen Eolis Loves New York!
Wendeen served as an advisor to 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 first year in office, she was on his transition team and assumed a senior advisory role on City Hall operations, Law Department matters and Public Affairs. Wendeen fwent on to become first assistant to Governor George Pataki in 1995 and has served as an outside special advisor to government agencies for the past two decades, most notably as the civilian commander of Hope's Champion Task Force--since 2002.
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.