Eduardo Castell brings over 25 years of experience as a strategic consultant, government executive, non-profit leader, and campaign professional. Eddy joined the MirRam Group as Partner in 2010 and has become one of New York City’s leading political strategists and government relations professionals. He advises elected officials and senior-level executives of corporations, trade associations, labor unions and nonprofit organizations on public affairs, strategic planning and communications. He successfully led two historic campaigns as campaign manager for Bill Thompson for NYC Comptroller in 2001 and as lead consultant for Letitia James for NYC Public Advocate in 2013.
From 2001 to 2009, Eddy served as Executive Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York, guiding an agency with a $65 million operating budget, over 700 employees, and a pension portfolio exceeding $100 billion. He was also chief liaison to the federal, state and city governments, testifying extensively before the New York City Council and New York State Legislature, and spearheading the Comptroller’s legislative agenda and major policy initiatives. Previously, he worked for U.S. Representatives Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Ted Weiss (D-NY), as Legislative Director and Chief of Staff. He drafted numerous legislative proposals, successfully worked to bring millions in federal monies to New York City, and provided counsel on housing, banking, economic development, and education policy.
Eddy also has an extensive background working with non-profit organizations in the areas of education, housing, social services and the arts. His civic activities include Chairing the Board of Directors of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, which promotes Afro Latin Jazz through performance, preservation and education programs in NYC public schools. He is Vice-Chair of the Connecticut College Board of Trustees, overseeing all academic, financial and operational aspects of this distinguished private liberal arts college, and is a Director of Math4Science which promotes STEM education.
Eddy came to America as a child and was raised in the Inwood/Washington Heights section of New York City. He is a graduate of Regis High School and received his B.A. from Connecticut College. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and 2 teenage boys.