Angela Brown is the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Chief of Economic Development and leads its work creating downtown and area plans for industrial, commercial, and mixed use for cities and towns throughout Metro Boston, assists municipalities with formulating economic developing strategies, and helps to address upstream and downstream factors and barriers to worker participation in the regional economy. At MAPC, she supports convening initiatives across government, private sector and community-based organizations around shared aims and promotes workforce development for low- and moderate-income job seekers, with particular emphasis on workers of color. Prior to joining MAPC, she spearheaded the economic inclusion and racial equity strategies for CFLeads, led the grantmaking portfolio of The Hyams Foundation, a private foundation delivering funding in greater Boston, directed the jobs and income program for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and served as a vice president for New York City Economic Development Corporation. She is a member of Boston Impact Initiative’s grants advisory committee and sits on Third Sector New England’s board of directors. She holds a B.A.in economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.