Michael Gillen

Director, Technology, Communications, and MiQ

When it comes to technology, Michael Gillen is our man. He comes to QEDC with years of marketing, website development and social media experience. At QEDC he is responsible for the business services department’s website maintenance, social media, and press outreach. Having worked as an editor, social media consultant, and website designer, Michael now uses skills from each of those positions in his work at QEDC. A graduate of Vassar College with a BA in English with a minor in Japanese and a graduate of Baruch College with an MA in Corporate Communications, Michael is helping the QEDC communicate more effectively.

In addition to being responsible for QEDC’s workshop newsletters and social media, Michael Gillen is the point person for grant-writing and reporting, including data collection and analysis. Facebook. He is QEDC’s webmaster, the architect and administrator of QEDC’s appointment system and is in charge of our Website Development Education program, Signature Bank First Investor program.

While working at QEDC, he has instituted a new client intake system, secured new grants for QEDC and has run programs in English and Spanish.

You can email Michael at MGillen@queensny.org.  In his free time he enjoys theater, writing, and traveling.

Come Join Us!

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.

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