Rene ralston, executive assistant to the president

René Ralston is the Executive Assistant to the President & Co-Founder, and to the Chief of Staff & Vice President of External Affairs. She supports both executives with daily management of schedules, correspondence, overall organization and special projects, such as event planning.

Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, René served the American public with the Obama Administration as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the US Office of Personnel Management. She also worked on the 2012 Re-election campaign for President Obama as well as on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

René also has several years of event and travel planning experience working for music festivals, cruises, and venues, and as a bridal consultant.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hampton University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a proud native of Detroit, MI and currently resides in Maryland where she enjoys music, traveling and tennis.