Marcus Paca, MBA

Marcus Paca
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Career Development Center

Master's Certificate, Project Management - Rutgers University
MBA, Business Management Concentration - Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., Political Science - Hampton University

About Marcus

Marcus Paca brings over 15 years of strategic management, marketing, career development, communications, and external relations experience to his role as Assistant Director of Employer Relations in the Career Development Center at the University of New Haven.

Marcus began his career in strategic sales, marketing, and account management for Verizon Wireless and Sprint. He then parlayed those corporate experiences into the nonprofit world as an operations management director and workforce development specialist in Fairfield County, CT. Most recently, Marcus served as a municipal labor relations director serving over 13 unions and 5,000 employees, and as a business consultant, advising on restructuring and strategic planning initiatives for NGO’s, nonprofits, religious institutions, small businesses, and development corporations.

Marcus loves to read, travel, and hike, and lives in New Haven with his wife, Mendi, and goldendoodle, Belle.

Political Experience and Board Service

Greater Dwight Development Corp., New Haven, 2012-Present. Vice Chair of $30 million community development corporation that focuses on eliminating food deserts, affordable housing, neighborhood beautification and early childhood development and schooling.

Engineering and Science University Magnet School, West Haven, 2015-Present. Board Member of one of most successful secondary schools in the state. Focus on internship and mentorship opportunities for students.

Alderman, New Haven, 2009-2011. Elected official representing the Edgewood neighborhood of New Haven, CT | Chair of Community Development Committee. Member of Tax Abatement Committee.

Candidate for Mayor, New Haven, 2017. Ran competitive election focused on new education and workforce develop policy.