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St. Francis House
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The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Dr. Karilyn Crockett is joining the organization as a Research & Program Consultant, bringing extensive training, experience, and research from her work with public and private sectors as well as urban planning and development. As the Chamber’s Research & Program Consultant, Dr. Crockett will refine and deepen the business community’s role in addressing wealth gaps, economic and racial inequities, and barriers to opportunity, especially in the areas of transportation, housing, education, and climate change.
“Dr. Crockett is bringing extraordinary expertise to the Chamber and will further strengthen our work on building and supporting inclusive capitalism. Building an inclusive economy and closing the racial wealth gap requires not only research and knowledge, but also innovation and an understanding of Boston. Dr. Crockett is bringing all of that experience – and more – to help us build an equitable and welcoming city and region,” said James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m honored to join Jim Rooney and the Chamber team to develop solutions to the pervasive inequities and disparities that limit the shared prosperity of our region. We stand together in a vital moment of renewal and reimagining– renewing our collective commitment to an economic future rooted in social, economic and racial equity. I couldn’t be more thrilled by this opportunity to partner with the Chamber’s powerful community of leaders to help advance an expansive vision for economic growth for Boston and beyond,” said Dr. Karilyn Crockett, Research & Program Consultant at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and MIT Professor in the Department of Urban Studies & Planning.
While Dr. Crockett contributes her experience and expertise as the Chamber’s consultant, she will also continue to hold a faculty appointment as professor of urban history, public policy and planning in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning.
Dr. Crockett holds a Ph.D. from the American Studies program at Yale University, a Master of Science in Geography from London School of Economics, and a Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School. She served for four years with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development as the Director of Economic Policy & Research and the Director of Small Business Development for the City of Boston. She recently completed service as the City of Boston’s first Chief of Equity, a Cabinet-level position Mayor Walsh established to embed equity and racial justice into all City planning, operations, and work moving forward. Dr. Crockett’s book, “People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making,” (UMASS Press 2018) was named one of the “Ten Best Books of the Decade” by the Boston Public Library Association of Librarians.
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