Sam is a certified economic development practitioner and human geographer, passionate about people, the communities they create, and the environments they intersect with. She has extensive experience in local government and its operating environment, with experience at North Sydney and Liverpool City Council and working on delivering the Western Sydney City Deal.
Sam is experienced in all aspects of successful project delivery from management, internal and external engagement, risk management and governance.
Sam has managed a portfolio of projects for local and state government clients to produce advocacy strategies, grant guidelines, business improvement roadmaps, change management plans and conduct community engagement.
As a certified economic developer, she has facilitated partnerships with many small businesses, startups, chambers of commerce, advocacy groups, universities, and research institutions.
Sam is currently taking a leave of absence to pursue further education in economic development in Costa Rica.