As chief strategy and development officer, Holly spearheads FPI's fundraising, policy advocacy, coalition building, outreach and communications strategies. She also serves as education and working family tax credits policy analyst.
Holly previously served as senior director of Financial Stability Initiatives at United Way Suncoast, where she oversaw the planning and implementation of financial stability programs, strategies and collaboratives in the Tampa Bay and Sarasota/Manatee areas. She also served at United Way in a policy advocacy capacity, playing a key role in securing state funding for tax preparation for United Ways in Florida and supported advocacy efforts for federal tax credits for working families and free tax preparation.
Prior to joining United Way Suncoast, Holly worked as legislative aide to Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, a senior member on the powerful House Financial Services Committee and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She served as his lead adviser on financial services and housing issues, with a focus on financial empowerment for low-income Americans. Previous to her work on Capitol Hill, Holly worked at the U.S. Department of Education and at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Holly has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Emory University. She is proudly a product of Pinellas County Public Schools and a daughter of Florida public educators.