Lucia Aprodu

is a communication and public affairs expert with 15 years of professional experience. Having developed a rather horizontal career over the years, working in various capacities at the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, the Moldovan Parliament and Government, and development projects, Lucia Aprodu has gained a lot of experience and more-than-superficial knowledge of how things work in Moldova, its political climate, key players, power relations, and the country's pace of reform.

Between 2009 and 2013, Lucia Aprodu worked in the media, producing television and radio programs for Moldova’s most popular TV channel Prime TV and radio channel Prime FM. The newsroom/control room experience taught her how journalists think and how their habitat works - precious knowledge to anyone seeking work in communication.

Lucia Aprodu has over 7 years of training experience in communication, with a focus on the judiciary, local government, and public sector communication. She conducted communication trainings for Moldovan judges and prosecutors, mediators, penitentiary workers, as well as mayors, central and local government officials, and staff members from human rights NGOs. Lucia conducted trainings for a variety of organizations, including UNDP, GIZ, UN Women, NORLAM, ABA ROLI Moldova, Est European Foundation, and the European Union in Moldova.

She coordinated the communication effort of the campaign of Maia Sandu, a contender in Moldova’s presidential elections on October 30 (runoffs on November 13) 2016.

Lucia Aprodu also runs her own company, a full service public relations firm called PARSEC, founded in March 2016. The company has managed communication contracts for clients such as USAID and East European Foundation.