Work Experience

PO Box 365, Clark Mills, NY 13321



Robert T. Oliveira


2013-2017 Downtown Utica Investment Coalition        Utica, NY


Copywriter/Editor/Social Media/Salesperson

I generate content for 3 Blogs about Utica Politics, Utica Art, and Utica Tourism that garner multiple hits per day.  In case it matters, I have 4950 Facebook Friends and 3600 Twitter Followers.  Add in Ello and Tumblr followers and I am easily over 9000 contacts on social media.  The Blogs not only inform but draw in the public to various vacation and service offerings.  They create sales and raise money.


One of the most popular offerings is my copy writing skills.  If you have lived in Oneida County for the last 4 years and have paid attention to political advertisements and Op-eds written by local office holders, then more than likely you have read or heard my work.  The copywriting opportunities are much more satisfying than just selling ads on the various sites or raising money for art projects $10 at a time.  I started writing professionally in 1990 as a speechwriter for, at that time, State Representative and future Massachusetts Democratic Chair Joan Menard.  Even through my real estate, floor covering, and timeshare portions of my sales career, I have always taken writing jobs as a secondary source of income.


This summer, the DUIC doing business as Art on Utica, produced 21 different live art exhibitions.  18 artists performed, 93 sponsorships were garnered, over 1000 people viewed live art, and the artists garnered 14 commissions.  The information gathered from the different exhibitions has been shared with community leaders.  I just started raising money for the 2018 version of Art on Utica which will have more of the presentations produced in such a way as to bring children closer to the Utica art experience.  I am proud to say that every one of our locations from last year would like to have us back this year.



2005-2016 Timeshare career       Newport RI and Mystic, CT


2011-2016 CEO, Total Newport – Corporation involved in the management and rental of timeshares.  Thankfully, the timeshare industry allows you to do multiple things at once.


2006-2011 Sales Director, Newport Bay Club

2006-2008 Sales Manager and Podium Speaker, Regency Travel

2001-2006 Salesperson, Equivest



1995-2001 Floor Covering Career       Massachusetts/Rhode Island   


2000-2001 Salesperson, Ruggieri’s Floorcovering

1999-2000 Home Depot University Instructor, Home Depot

1998-1999 Project Manager Commercial Division, Uni-Con Floors

1996-1998 Salesperson, New York Carpet World

1995-1996 Salesperson, Sears




1984-1988                           UMASS-Dartmouth        Dartmouth, MA

Left College after being recruited by the Dukakis Campaign


I hold a Legal Specialist Certificate from the US ARMY awarded to me at Fort Jackson, SC.  I first served in the 3rd JAG located in Boston, MA.


Graduated from Bishop Connolly High School 1984


Previously attended St. Philomena’s and Portsmouth Abbey.  Moved from 6th grade to 7th grade in the same year effectively “skipping” a grade.