The ink is dry, it’s now official! It is with great pleasure that we announce Jennifer Thompson has joined Capital Strategic Solutions, LLC. as Chief Development Officer. Jennifer will have a monumental impact on client service, team leadership, intellectual capital development, and the overall growth of the firm.
Jennifer brings an extensive background in municipal administration, finance, procurement, human resources and emergency management. Most recently, Jennifer served the community of Plainville as Town Administrator having direct responsibility and appointing authority of over 150 employees, managing the day-to-day administration and operation of the municipality. During her tenure in Plainville, Jennifer performed all Human Resource functions including hiring, disciplinary actions, creation of personnel policies, labor negotiations, contract negotiations, and collective bargaining. As Town Administrator, she also served as the Chief Procurement Officer and on the permanent building committee overseeing the planning, design, and construction of a $36M municipal complex (town hall and public safety) without a debt exclusion.
Prior to that, Jennifer served as the Assistant Town Manager for Framingham, where she skillfully guided the financing of over $250M related to ARRA funding in large-scale infrastructure improvements, including $5.9M in ESCO project funding without debt service through energy improvements and efficiencies. She also oversaw the facilities management and capital projects division, including the formation and implementation of a 20-year Capital Building Plan for all 22 municipal-owned buildings.
Jennifer knows how to form intergovernmental relationships and has a proven track record of delivering key initiatives through strategic planning and collaboration. She was instrumental in obtaining and managing major state and federal grants, including reimbursements from FEMA for major natural disasters; as well as Community Compact, Complete Streets, MassWorks, Gaming Mitigation, and ADA and technology network and wireless infrastructure funding for both Plainville and Framingham.
As the Assistant Deputy Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer for the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Jennifer oversaw all financial and grant funding for the Department. She served as the Sheriff’s liaison with the State House and Department of Revenue on all financial matters and helped to streamline all fiscal reporting and management for the organization.
Throughout her career in public service, Jennifer has played integral roles in implementing best management practices with a focus on customer service. She is keenly aware of the importance of providing citizens, as well as employees with the support that they need when challenges arise.
Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, is a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Officer, and holds a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications.
"I am thrilled and excited to be joining the team at Capital Strategic Solutions. Having spent the majority of my career in various roles throughout public service for the last twenty-four years, I bring a unique experience and understanding of the challenges faced by government employees, officials, and community members,” said Jennifer Thompson, Chief Development Officer. “I am excited to be joining a team of diverse, exceptional, and dedicated professionals at CSS and look forward to working on worthwhile projects and endeavors in the future."
“Jennifer brings a wealth of municipal experience to our team and will be a tremendous resource for the communities we serve,” said Nichol Figueiredo, Chief Executive Officer, CSS. “She has first-hand experience in overseeing the complexities in the operation of governance ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and laws. I am excited to be working with Jennifer, as we continue to grow and fulfill our mission to provide equitable resources to communities when they need them the most, building trust through transparency.”
“Jennifer Thompson is a transformative leader with a well-founded reputation and track record of accomplishments,” said Mike Tusino, Chief Creative Officer, CSS. “Jen’s experience, municipal acumen, leadership capabilities, and integrity will be invaluable as we push constructive conversations and strategic impact with a broad range of stakeholders in the cities and towns where we serve. I am confident that Jen will be an important partner and valuable member of this team."
About Capital Strategic Solutions
Capital Strategic Solutions is a Massachusetts-based, woman-owned business that is composed of former municipal employees. We deliver creative and cost-effective services that maximize success while minimizing risk for our clients. Our team specializes in community engagement, grant writing & management, impact mitigation & crisis communication, solutions for data management, website design services, tactical social media outreach, and virtual and in-person event planning. Our team works diligently with our clients to define clear project goals while resolving complex challenges. We focus on establishing relationships and work closely with our clients to formulate and implement strategies that enable them to adapt to evolving conditions and technologies.
CSS is assisting agencies across the Commonwealth with the ARPA, CARES, and FEMA grants. Let’s schedule a meeting and discuss how we may be of assistance to your agency! You can contact our Chief Development Officer, Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (508) 690-0046 ext. 702.