Arielle Maffei serves as Vice President at Alexander, Borovicka & O’Shea Government Solutions. In this role, Arielle provides clients with direct advocacy at the federal, state, and city levels. She does extensive research and briefing preparation to provide clients with appropriate recommendations and guidance on legislative issues.
From a young age, Arielle has been involved in government. She began her political career as a White House scheduling and advance intern under President Obama. From there, she went on to work at the Clinton Foundation where she worked directly with senior staff and the board of directors to advance the mission of the Foundation. She was part of the founding team of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, which serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
After five years at the Foundation, Arielle transitioned to events manager in the President’s Office at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore prior to moving to Chicago three years ago. For three years she was the in-house lobbyist for Simmons Hanly Conroy, a nationally-recognized law firm that represents families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers.
In Illinois, Arielle continues her passion for policy and politics. She is the current President of the Young Democrats of Illinois and serves on the board of Planned Parenthood Illinois’ Future of Choice, the Illinois Democratic Party 2020 Delegate Selection Affirmative Action Committee, and the Chicago Scholars’ Associate Board. She is also serving as an At-Large Delegate at the 2020 Democratic Convention.
She is the proud daughter of her Cuban immigrant mother and Italian father, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and recently completed her Master’s in Public Policy and Administration at Northwestern University.