Co-Chair of Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
Arline Isaacson is President of Isaacson Political Consultants and a volunteer Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus. She has served as lead strategist, public relations director, lobbyist and spokesperson for numerous non-profit, advocacy and grassroots organizations including teachers associations, tax and budget organizations, labor unions, the City of Boston, environmental groups, LGBT organizations, as well as ballot question and candidate campaigns.
A graduate of Tufts University, Isaacson has worked extensively in the areas of state and municipal finance, tax policy, education, LGBT equality, energy and the environment, immigration, higher education, pensions, health insurance and children’s issues.
Before opening Isaacson Political Consultants, she lobbied for the Massachusetts Teachers Association, served as Director of Governmental Services for MTA, President of TEAM (Tax Equity Alliance of Massachusetts) and Director of Governmental Affairs for the Mayor of Boston.
She has taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, served on gubernatorial commissions, committees and transition teams for both Democratic and Republican governors, participated in debates on television, radio and at colleges, served as spokesperson to local and national media, and lectured at colleges including Boston University, Babson, Tufts, Brandeis, Northeastern, Suffolk Law and New England School of Law.
Her work has been recognized by numerous organizations and media experts including Campaign and Elections Magazine’s list of “Top Influencers,” Boston Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful,” Lawyers Weekly “Women of Justice Award,” Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association “President’s Special Recognition Award,” MTA’s Human and Civil Rights Committee’s “Creative Leadership in Human Rights Award”, and the Greater Boston Business Council’s Recognition Award.
Recently Isaacson worked with a variety of clients on issues ranging from alternative energy to the establishment of an African Institute on Ethical Leadership and organizing forums for African leaders to discuss questions of ethical leadership in government, business, academics and the arts.