Public Works Consulting

Public Works collaborates closely with partners Mark Foggin and Scott Zucker:

Mark Foggin
Mark Foggin spent more than 12 years in New York City government before leaving the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2007 to pursue consulting projects with public interest organizations in both the government and non-profit sectors. Mark’s assignments have largely focused on helping organizations plan for and launch new initiatives—especially those that require collaborations with other organizations, or across different parts of large organizations. From 2005-2007, Mark served as the deputy director of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Industrial & Manufacturing Businesses where he was responsible for launching this new office. He also worked for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Parks Department (as an Urban Fellow). Mark received his MPA from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service in 2001. Mark studied urban planning as an undergraduate at Hunter College. A continual student of New York, Mark has lived in every borough except the Bronx and routinely leads walking tours of the City’s more out-of-the-way neighborhoods.

Scott Zucker, Scott Zucker Consulting LLC
Scott Zucker Consulting works with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to develop strategic plans, increase organizational capacity, design and implement new programs, refine program operations and establish performance measurement and accountability systems. The consultancy is led by Scott Zucker who previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Development at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, where he led the $83 million workforce development system that made over 17,000 job placements annually. As Deputy Commissioner, Scott dramatically tightened the linkage between business hiring needs and job preparation services. Scott also substantially increased the City’s capacity to facilitate the advancement of low-wage workers by launching eight initiatives focused exclusively on job advancement and increasing earnings. Prior to his work at Small Business Services, Scott served as the Department of Employment Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Finance. Scott has a BA from Columbia College and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Public Works also collaborates on projects with other independent mission-driven consulting groups, such as:

The Public Good -
The Public Good is a professional services firm based in New York City providing management consulting and capacity building services to government and non-profit agencies including strategic planning, process and outcome evaluation, technical assistance and employee training. Our approach is help organizations deal with change and opportunities for growth through creative solutions. The Public Good is led by founder and principal Patricia Davies.

Alinda Franks
Alinda Franks is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience serving businesses in the not-for-pofit, 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 Workforce 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 nonprofit 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 Corp (ITAC), the New York City-based Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), one of 50 national affiliates. As Director of Program Development, Ms. Franks 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 holds a BBA in Business Administration from Baruch College and a M.A.S in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

LEW Learning LLC -
LEW Learning LLC is a New-York based training and consulting firm. Our mission is to partner with clients to achieve sizeable and strategic advances in the areas of learning and professional development. The staff at LEW Learning have broad experience in the field of learning and development and have worked with clients worldwide in a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, pharmaceutical and academic institutions. Through its wide network of consultants, LEW Learning is able to provide an entire range of learning and development products and services of proven value to the client. These solutions are customized for the client and range from one-on-one coaching to group training to strategic consulting services.

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