The advertisements are out for a new President and CEO of the quasi-public state agency tasked with, among other things, the redevelopment of the former Fort Devens Army base.
The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, or MassDevelopment, is in the midst of a hunt for a replacement for Robert Culver, who resigned his post after seven years on Dec. 29. He agreed to stay aboard until his successor is found.
Culver came aboard in 2004. His departing salary is $300,000 a year. There’s no advertised salary range for his replacement.
The advertisement on the Massachusetts Municipal Association website, www.mma.org, states that MassDevelopment “works with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies to strengthen the Massachusetts economy. Through this collaboration we help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address the overarching challenges that limit economic growth, such as transportation, energy, and other infrastructure deficiencies.”
“Our staff works in collaboration with private- and public-sector developers, businesses, and banks to identify investors and leverage public and private funds to support economic growth,” the ad continues.
Duties include the implementation of MassDevelopment’s direction, goals and objectives, in consultation with the agency’s Board of Directors. Tasks include the oversight of the “Fort Devens Redevelopment Project” and ensuring “communications to towns and regional organizations and facilities.”
Appropriate qualifications include having “broad governmental contacts within Massachusetts…solid knowledge of state’s housing and economic development arena…familiarity with real estate development and finance…(and the) ability to conceptualize and articulate the strategy and positioning of the agency.
Resumes and salary requirements are to be submitted by Feb. 25 to the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Attention: Susan Saia, One Ashburton Place, Suite 2101, Boston, MA 02108 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.