With a passion for economic and environmental justice, Reginald (Reggie) Zimmerman has spent a decade engaging local communities, serving the people of Massachusetts, and supporting progressive causes. His diverse media background has led him to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including elected officials, community activists, and low-wage workers.
Prior to joining 617MediaGroup, Reggie worked as the director of communications for MassUniting, a coalition of community, faith, and labor groups that fights for worker rights and economic justice. He provided media strategy and support for several successful and high-profile campaigns, including the “Fight for $15,” which helped raise the minimum wage for workers both locally and nationwide, and the 2014 ballot initiative that established an earned sick-time policy for thousands of Massachusetts workers.
Before that, Reggie served as a press secretary for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs during the Patrick Administration. In this role, he promoted the work being done to protect and nurture the state’s natural resources. Reggie spearheaded numerous media outreach efforts on a variety of areas, including land conservation, pollution, power plants, animal health, and public safety.
Early in his career, Reggie worked as a correspondent for GateHouse Media, where he reported on the interplay of state, city, and local politics and how they affected the residents of Boston and Cambridge. In addition to being a Senior Advisor to 617MediaGroup, Reggie is also currently a Senior Communications Manager with the environmental nonprofits Ceres.
Reggie earned his master’s degree in Public Policy from Northeastern University, where he was a recipient of the Excellence Award at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.