Tamara Dews

Tamara Dews works for Refinitiv as a Program Manager, Market Development in the Americas region. In this role, she works across Refinitiv five business units to execute special projects that drive operational efficiency and sales enablement in the region. Prior to joining Refinitiv, Ms. Dews served as Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development for NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo. In this capacity, she served as a skilled strategist and consultant – working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to develop new ways to leverage economic development to promote transformation in communities and industries for NYS.

Ms. Dews previously worked in the Executive Chamber with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) as the Acting Director for the MWBE Program Unit and a Project Manager for the agency’s Front Door Initiative.

Prior to joining New York State government through the Empire State Fellows program, Ms. Dews was a Manager in the Business & Legal Affairs division of Sony Music Entertainment. While at Sony, Ms. Dews managed the Business & Legal Affairs division of Sony Music Entertainment where she led the team responsible for identifying ancillary markets to promote and distribute Sony’s music.

Ms. Dews holds an Executive M.B.A. from NYU Stern, an Intellectual Property Law Certification from NYU’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies and a B.A. in History and Politics from Mount Holyoke College.

As a leader in her community, Ms. Dews lends her talents, resources, optimism, and best practice recommendations to foster collaboration and cohesion. Ms. Dews currently serves as a mentor with SEO Scholars and the Posse Foundation. In addition, to serving on the Board of Directors for OBT, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mount Holyoke Club of New York City as well as the Executive Board of New Leaders Council (NLC) – New York City. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association; Leadership Board for the Council of Urban Professionals and Advisory Board for the NLC – Albany Chapter.