WICKED LOCAL – The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation appointed Meredith Harris as its new executive director.
Harris joined MEDC in July 2015 as director of business development and has been managing the organization’s day-to-day activities as director of operations since the May departure of former Executive Director Tim Cummings.
Harris holds an undergraduate degree in writing and communications from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a graduate degree in public affairs from University of Massachusetts Boston. Prior to joining MEDC, she spent five years working as a legislative aide at the Massachusetts Statehouse, followed by a three-year stint as part of the real estate group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company.
This summer, the MEDC Executive Committee undertook an extensive recruitment search to fill the executive director position, for which Harris also applied and interviewed.
“While we met with a number of qualified individuals, we quickly realized that Meredith was the right person for the job,” said Richard Tomanek, MEDC board of directors chairman. “When Tim left, she stepped in and continued to carry our MEDC’s mission without skipping a beat, and we saw that she has the leadership and commitment that we needed in a new executive director. She has a contagious enthusiasm, a tremendous passion for the job and the city, and a fantastic ability to collaborate with all the different constituents within Marlborough, Boston and throughout New England. This is just another exciting time for MEDC, and the start of a new chapter in Marlborough’s extraordinary story.”
“I am very grateful to the MEDC Executive Committee for offering me the executive director position, and I am excited to take on this new leadership challenge,” said Harris. “Over the past year, I have really gotten to know and work closely with the Marlborough business community, so I look forward to continuing to advance their and the city’s economic development goals.”
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