Charlotte Golar Richie
Charlotte oversees national and state advocacy for public funds, constituency development, and government relations as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations. She has extensive experience in legislative and policy work related to economic development, education, and civic engagement. For five years, she represented the 5th Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she chaired the Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development. She then served as cabinet chief of housing and director of the department of neighborhood development for the city of Boston. In this role, she managed a 200-person department with a $100 million budget, including the city’s federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She later became senior advisor for federal, state and community affairs in Governor Patrick’s administration. Charlotte is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A.), Columbia University (M.S. in Journalism), and Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management (M.B.A.).