Governor Charlie Baker has tapped two long standing CDC leaders to fill high level positions in his Administration. Chrystal Kornegay, until recently the Executive Director of Urban Edge in Boston will serve as Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development and be responsible for running the Department of Housing and Community Development. Nam Pham, past Executive Director of Viet-AID in Dorchester and MACDC Board Member, has been named Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and will oversee the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and other economic development programs.
“We are very proud of what Chrystal and Nam achieved during their years leading CDCs in the City of Boston and excited about what they will achieve in their new positions,” said MACDC President, Joseph Kriesberg. “At the MACDC Convention last October, then-candidate Charlie Baker spoke eloquently about the importance of community development and promised to work collaboratively with our sector to help create and sustain great neighborhoods across the state. With these appointments, the Governor is off to a great start.”