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Arlene Fortunato


Arlene Fortunato is senior vice president The Greater Boston Food Bank where she leads a team of 30 people and is responsible for fundraising, marketing communications, government relations, public affairs and public relations for the $40 million organization. She is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the CEO. Fortunato has taught in the BU Questrom Graduate School of Management, Simmons College Graduate School of Communication Management and Graduate School of Social Work Urban Scholars Program. Her advice is frequently sought by Democratic candidates and she has been recognized for her contributions to the nonprofit sector as the MA AFP Development Professional of the Year, was elected to the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and named among Top 10 Professional Coaches in Women’s Business Magazine.