Tripepi Smith Adds Maheen Surani to Team
Tripepi Smith has gained a new full-time junior business analyst in Maheen Surani, effective June 13, 2019. Maheen comes to Tripepi Smith with a marketing and communications background from Robert Half paired with prior experience working in local government. Maheen is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, where she completed a rigorous academic career that saw her complete both a BA and her MPA in five year period. Her academic experience paired with her prior professional background make her a great match for the Tripepi Smith team.
While completing her undergraduate studies, Maheen was an intern at the City of Rolling Hills Estates where she researched, compiled, and analyzed data for administrative matters and created news releases, public service announcements for public information campaigns. Maheen was also intricately involved in the development of the City’s Emergency Preparedness Guide and the Neighborhood Watch Guide. Following her work at the City, Maheen worked in the recruiting world for Robert Half with a focus on the accounting profession. She did this while concurrently enrolled in the USC MPA program.
“Working at Tripepi Smith will allow me to combine my passion for marketing and communications with local government,” said Maheen. “Joining the team as a Junior Business Analyst is a great start to my local government career, and I look forward to living the ‘Always Be Learning” mantra that the team regularly espouses. Just because I have my MPA does not mean I want to stop learning.”
Maheen graduated with her Bachelors in Policy, Planning, and Development in May 2018 from the University of Southern California (USC). She was enrolled in a progressive degree program and earned her Masters in Public Administration in May 2019 from the University of Southern California along with a graduate certification in City and County Management.
“Maheen’s prior marketing and communications background paired with her demonstrated capacity to learn makes her a great fit for the team,” said President Ryder Todd Smith. “Her tenacity and enthusiasm for local government align with the values and culture of the Tripepi Smith team, and we are excited to have her on board.”
About Tripepi Smith
Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also 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 Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.