ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT
Berenice is a skilled professional with over eight years of experience in communications, public involvement and policy. A skilled project manager, one of Berenice’s many roles at Morreale, is to oversee each project from start to finish to ensure that her team delivers superior work product to clients.
Prior to joining Morreale, Berenice served as an Outreach Associate at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning where she gained experience working with over 284 municipalities throughout northeastern Illinois to engage elected officials, business owners, employers, community leaders, and the boarder public in important decision-making processes.
Berenice has first-hand experience with the Illinois legislative process. In 2010, Berenice served as a Legislative Aide in Springfield for the Illinois General Assembly, working with state leaders to push forward local and state-wide initiatives. As a Legislative Aide for the 2nd Senate District, Berenice managed the budget for the Springfield and Chicago offices and saw numerous bills through Senate committee and floor hearings. Berenice also managed the district’s bilingual constituency communications, social media and press releases.
With a passion for philanthropy, Berenice proudly co-founded Chicago Prize Hoops, a nonprofit organization in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood that provides Latino youth with mentoring, academic tutoring and basketball training opportunities. Additionally, she serves as the Communications Co-Chair for the Latino Giving Circle, a philanthropic and educational vehicle of the Chicago Community Trust and is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar.
Berenice holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Illinois at Chicago.