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  Walz, Martha "Marty"
NameMartha "Marty" Walz
Address250 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts , United States
Born July 07, 1961 (60 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 13, 2013 07:32pm
InfoMarty is the Vice President of Development at Jumpstart, a national non-profit based in Boston that pairs college students with preschool children who are at risk of entering school unprepared for success. Before Jumpstart, Marty worked for Boston Public Schools as Assistant Director of Human Resources. Previously, Marty practiced law for 12 years with Palmer & Dodge and Harcourt General, Inc., where she managed the company’s global labor and employment law practice.

Marty has served in leadership roles with the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay and the Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter for poor and homeless women. She also serves on the Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. She is a longtime member of the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee, which she has served as Chair and as Treasurer. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

Marty holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Kennedy Fellow and a Lucius N. Littaur Fellow. Marty also has a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University, from which she graduated magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Experience

Jumpstart for Young Children (2003 – present)
Vice President of Development

Boston Public Schools (2000 – 2003)
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Harcourt General, Inc. (1992 – 1999)
Associate General Counsel

Palmer & Dodge (1987 – 1992)

Non-Profit and Civic Experience

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (2003 – present)
Board of Directors and Political Committee Member

Women’s Lunch Place (2001 – present)
Board of Directors Member
Chair, Personnel Committee and Executive Director Search Committee

Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (1997 – present)
Board of Directors Member
President and Chief Operating Officer

LeadBoston (Class of 2002)

Innovations in American Government Awards (2000 – 2002)

Boston Aging Concerns – Young & Old United (2000)

Strategic Development Study Committee (1998 – 2000)

Citizens Advisory Committee, Boylston Square (1998 – 1999)

City Year for a Day Serve-a-Thon (1990 – 1992)
Executive Committee Member and Team Captain

Public Interest Law Foundation, New York , NY (1985 – 1987)
President and Vice-President for Grant Making

Political Experience

Democratic State Committee (2004 – present)
Member, 2nd Suffolk District

Boston Ward Five Democratic Committee (1989 – present)
Chair, Treasurer, and Executive Committee Member

Committee to Elect Alana Murphy (1999)

Committee to Elect Mark Roosevelt (1992 – 1996)


Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Masters in Public Administration, 2000
Kennedy Fellow and Lucius N. Littaur Fellow

New York University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1987

Colgate University
BA, Magna cum laude with honors in history, 1983
Phi Beta Kappa



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