Please join us for a presentation by and discussion with Lauren Liss, President and CEO of MassDevelopment.
Ms. Liss has served as MassDevelopment’s President and CEO since September 2017. She has extensive experience in both public and private sectors, holding leadership positions at state agencies and in the legal field. As MassDEP Commissioner beginning in 1999, Liss oversaw the development, implementation, and enforcement of air, water, waste, and site cleanup policy for the Commonwealth. At DEP, she managed a $110 million annual budget and a staff of 1,100. Prior to MassDEP, she worked for the Commonwealth at the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction from 1997 to 1999. At Rubin and Rudman, which she joined as a partner in 2003, she represented clients including large public corporations, higher-education institutions, and developers. Her areas of expertise include land use, transportation, and administrative law. She is a member of the MassEcon Board of Directors. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Boston University School of Law, Liss resides in Gloucester.
MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development and finance agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. Through these collaborations MassDevelopment helps to create jobs, increase the number of housing units, revitalize urban environments, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies. During FY2018, MassDevelopment financed or managed 384 projects generating investment of more than $4.1 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are estimated to create or support 10,994 jobs and build or rehabilitate 830 housing units.
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