Community Affairs Director
Alinda is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience serving businesses in the notfor-profit, for-profit, and government sectors. She has a wealth of experience in workforce training, data collection and analysis, and in working directly with private business clients. She served as Director of the NYC Business Solutions Training Funds program at the NYC Department of Small Business Services for four years, building it from startup to a multimillion-dollar grant making program. She also served as the Executive Director of the Workforce Development Corporation, a non-profit affiliated with SBS. Prior to working for the City, Alinda was a member of the management team at the New York City Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), the New York City-based Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, one of 50 national affiliates. As Director of Program Development, Alinda was responsible for development and implementation of new programs. She had direct engagements with clients, government entities, and other organizations, managed several projects, assisted clients in obtaining funding, and facilitated training for entrepreneurs.
Alinda has worked on several successful Workforce projects with Seedco, ITAC, Metropolitan Jewish Council and NYC Business Solutions Manufacturing Sector Center. She has also worked with other consultants to develop seminars and workshops for entrepreneurs.
In 2011, Alinda rejoined ITAC as Community Affairs Director where she is responsible for partnership and opportunity development. She manages business development activities, and outreach to small and medium-sized manufacturing and technology companies. In this role, she researches funding opportunities, manages stakeholder and partner relationships, and leads the development of new programs and initiatives that require collaboration.
Alinda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baruch College and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also a certified FastTrac Entrepreneurial Facilitator.