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Clare Burgess Joins Tripepi Smith

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Ryder Todd Smith and Clare Burgess wearing face masks and giving the signature Tripepi Smith thumbs up.Tripepi Smith welcomed Clare Burgess to the team as a Junior Business Analyst, effective June 3, 2020. Clare’s arrival brings the Tripepi Smith team to 22 total people. She also joins six other Claremont College graduates at the firm.

“I am excited to be given the opportunity to work alongside such experienced and enthusiastic communications and social media professionals at Tripepi Smith. The team shares my commitment to public accessibility to local government,” said Clare. “As a fresh college graduate, Tripepi Smith provided me an attractive employment opportunity to satisfy my perpetual curiosity while engaging in the public policy process.”

Clare developed her analytical writing and communication skills while working as the lead student manager at the Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom, a research institute at Claremont McKenna College. In this role, she wrote, designed, and published quarterly newsletters. She also managed a team of eleven students and oversaw projects including videos series on current Supreme Court cases and op-eds. Clare first garnered an interest in social media management and communication while working as the development and communications intern for a legal aid nonprofit in San Francisco. She has also worked in government agencies as a human resources intern for the U.S. District Court of California in Los Angeles, and a constituent services and policy intern for Governor Bullock in Montana.

“Tripepi Smith is maintaining a growth-oriented mindset and still hiring going into the coronavirus pandemic. We know public agencies are only going to need to increase communications in these volatile times, so we want to be ready,” said Ryder Smith, president of Tripepi Smith. “Clare joins us as the fifth Claremont McKenna College alum on our team, and seventh Claremont Colleges graduate. I owe a lot to CMC – from introducing me to my wife to expanding my worldview and connecting me with brilliant talent, my alma mater is there at every turn.”

Clare recently graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Government with a concentration in public policy. She is thrilled to be joining a team that prioritizes methodical messaging and lifelong learning.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is an Orange County-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American Canyon, City of Culver City, City of Cupertino, City of Daly City, City of Duarte, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Lakeport, City of Lake Forest, City of Paramount,City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Santa Ana, City of Santa Cruz, City of Tracy, City of Yuba City, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Bellflower-Somerset Mutual Water Company, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, Institute for Local Government, League of California Cities, Renne Public Law Group, Bob Hall & Associates and Climatec Energy Services.

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