Erica Dumas is a Vice President in Mercury’s New York City office. Erica brings nearly a decade of communications and public affairs expertise to Mercury.
Prior to joining Mercury, Erica was a communications consultant for NYC Mayor De Blasio’s office, at the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). In this role, she helped to identify positive stories for the agency’s Close to Home programs and preventative services.
Before working with the NYC ACS, she led the public affairs and business partner relationship efforts for the Port Authority’s World Trade Center multi-billion-dollar “Mega Project.” The program includes the construction of the Federal Transit Administration funded Transportation Hub, a new 500,000 ft2 Retail and Pedestrian Concourse; the One World Trade Center Tower; the National September 11th Memorial and Museum and the state of the art Vehicular Security Center. In addition to building the new WTC brand, strategy, and experience business practices, Erica actively partnered with dozens of the world’s leading brands, including Apple, American Express, Chase, Boss, Hugo Boss, DKNY, Ford, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Disney and many more.
Erica has also served in the office of John Kerry in the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations press office, the public diplomacy office to Ambassador Susan E. Rice in the United States Department of State, the United States Mission to the United Nations, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs where she authored the United Nation’s 2011 ECOSOC HLS Report for the NGO Branch.
Erica received her BA from the University of Bridgeport and an MPA from Penn State. She lives in Jersey City with her family.