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Connie Ress

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Connie Ress has worked as a strategic communications & marketing professional for twenty years. Prior to GovEx, she worked for the City of New York under then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as Deputy Commissioner for communications and marketing at the largest local social services agency in the country. She also directed efforts at the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Connie’s passion for LGBT civil rights began with her writing and activism on marriage equality. From 1998 to 2005, Connie led the organization Marriage Equality New York and co-founded the national organization, Marriage Equality USA. She began her career as a sports and freelance journalist, publishing articles in several Midwestern newspapers, after receiving a BA in Journalism from Marquette University. Her secret ambition is to invent the next Pet Rock.

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