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About Sherry

Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Education: B.B.A., B.A. University of Massachusetts-Amherst; M.P.P. Harvard Kennedy School
Current: Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Operations in the City of New York

Sherry Hakimi serves as the Executive Director of Strategy & Marketing for the Workforce Development Division in the City of New York. In her role as Executive Director, Sherry is responsible for division-wide strategic planning and manages the City's Workforce1 brand. Shortly before joining the New York City government, Sherry graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Policy degree, Business and Government Policy concentration. In 2011-2012, Sherry worked with the Office of Iranian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State on a report analyzing U.S.-Iran negotiations and negotiation strategy. Prior to HKS, Sherry worked in marketing across the private, nonprofit, and academia sectors.

Sherry has been actively involved with several Iranian and Iranian-American organizations, serving as a research associate on an AIDS-education social research project in Tehran in 2006, as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) from 2007-2009, and as Chapter Co-Lead for Shabeh Jomeh Boston from 2007-2012.


Sherry's Ambition(s) for NexGen

  • To channel the professional power of the Iranian-American young professional community
  • To further develop NexGen's leadership and mentorship programming for young professionals, as a mechanism that propels the growth and development of our community both locally and nationally