Don Martelli is the chief operating officer of the Belfort Group and oversees client strategy for the agency’s three practice areas — public affairs, higher education and professional services. Currently, the Belfort Group’s public affairs practice is working a number of cannabis related projects north and south of the city, while Don is focused on a couple in Revere and Peabody. He’s a former reporter for the Boston Globe, has worked in public affairs for more than 20 years and is a graduate of Northeastern University.