Theresa Park joined MassDevelopment in March 2021 as deputy director and senior executive vice president. She will be second in command at MassDevelopment per the bylaws and will focus on program effectiveness and development.
Theresa comes to MassDevelopment with 25 years of regional and municipal planning experience. She most recently served as the executive director of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, one of 13 regional planning agencies in the state. Theresa's planning background includes serving as director of the office of planning and development for the City of Lawrence, overseeing the operations of planning, economic development, community development, and inspectional services departments while also advancing improvements in transportation infrastructure, Brownfields redevelopment, housing development, and parks and open space. Her other experience includes seven years leading economic development at the City of Lowell, Massachusetts, seven years as principal planner at the City of Newton, Massachusetts, and three years in different roles in Cambridge, Massachusetts and she brings extensive experience in the areas of economic development, telecommunications, transportation, and permit streamlining.
Theresa received her master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She also attended the International Summer School in Oslo, Norway while in graduate school and spent a semester abroad in Kenya as an undergraduate student. Her non-work hours are spent serving on boards, globetrotting, and learning home-improvement projects.
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