Professor Michael E. Porter

Founder and Chairman Emeritus, ICIC
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School

Michael Porter is an economist, researcher, author, advisor, speaker and teacher. Throughout his career at Harvard Business School, he has brought economic theory and strategy concepts to bear on many of the most challenging problems facing corporations, economies and societies, including market competition and company strategy, economic development, political competition, ... Read More

Lynda M. Applegate

Baker Foundation Professor Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration (Emerita), Harvard Business School

Lynda M. Applegate is the Baker Foundation Professor at HBS and serves as the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Harvard University’s Masters of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degrees in finance and management. She also plays a leading role in developing and delivering HBS Executive Education Programs for entrepreneurs ... Read More

Barbara Berke

Former Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor Thomas Menino, City of Boston

From 2005 to 2014, Barbara Berke served as an advisor to Mayor Menino and his cabinet on the Mayor’s cross-organizational agenda and initiatives. She worked on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from eliminating achievement gaps and health disparities to creating jobs, workforce housing and new sources of revenue for ... Read More

Rena Clark

Principal Investor, Laurel Oak Capital

Rena Clark has over 25 years of general management, private equity and entrepreneurial experience. Rena is a former Partner with GenNx360 Capital Partners, a private equity industrial middle market buyout firm with $1.1B in committed capital. While with GenNx360, she led or co-led transactions across a range of industrial sectors ... Read More

George Gendron

Founder and Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, Clark University

George Gendron is the Co-founder and Managing Director of the Solo Project LLC, a media and research venture serving the fastest growing segment of the American workforce–independent professionals and creatives. George served as editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine for two decades, growing the renowned publication into the premier magazine for small- to mid-sized growing ... Read More

Dennis Green

CEO, Green & Associates, LLC

Dennis Green is the CEO of Green & Associates, LLC, a premier retail supply chain logistics consulting company started in 2001. He specializes in working with retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, in both the United States, Europe and South America, to enhance and improve their supply chain logistics, as well as ... Read More

Steve Grossman


As CEO of ICIC, Steve leads a dynamic and growing team of professionals dedicated to achieving economic prosperity in America’s inner cities. Steve is focused on setting ICIC’s strategic direction, leading the organization through a period of rapid growth and extending ICIC’s national visibility and brand. He directs ICIC’s efforts to ... Read More

Stephanie J. Hickman

President, Trice Construction

After 25-years as a labor attorney, utility executive with Exelon Corporation and lobbyist, Stephanie Hickman left Corporate America in 2006 to acquire the construction company her family started in 1967. Since the acquisition, she has led its transformation from a small residential construction company to an award-winning, utility infrastructure and ... Read More

Ronald A. Homer

Chairman, ICIC
Chief Strategist, Impact Investing and President of the Access Capital Community Investment Fund, RBC Global Asset Management

Ron Homer leads RBC Global Asset Management’s impact investing effort. Ron is responsible for servicing the firm’s impact investing clients and ensuring that investment solutions are implemented based on each client’s customized impact requirements. Ron’s background and extensive experience in community investing enables him to identify a broad range of impact ... Read More

Jair K. Lynch

President and CEO, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners

As President and CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, Mr. Lynch assumes primary responsibility for firm management and project coordination, and is committed to developing a quality product and superior service. That commitment has produced distinctive urban mixed- use projects for investors and a distinguished list of public, private ... Read More

Brenda McKenzie

Secretary, ICIC
Former President & CEO, Baltimore Development Corporation

Brenda McKenzie is urban development strategist whose expertise fostering living economic growth labs includes dynamic and diverse cities of Baltimore, former president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, Boston, as Director of Economic Development for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Chicago as Deputy Commissioner of Planning and Development. With over 20 years of ... Read More

Judy Pagliuca

President, Pags Group

Judy Pagliuca is a Special Advisor to Bioinnovations, a middle stage biotech investment fund and founder of the Pagliuca Life Lab at Harvard University.   She is also the Managing Partner at Pagsgroup, an early stage fund investing in Boston based companies. She began her business career at Fidelity Management as ... Read More

Jennifer Pinck

Founder, Pinck & Co., Inc.

Jennifer Pinck, Boston ABC, MBA, MCPPO, was one of the first women to break into the construction industry, working in the building trades in the late 1970s and as a field engineer and construction superintendent on commercial projects and historic renovations in the early to mid-80s. She earned an MBA ... Read More

Kevin Prokop

Managing Partner, Rockbridge Growth Equity

Kevin Prokop is Managing Partner of Rockbridge Growth Equity, which he co-founded with Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin.  Rockbridge manages more than $1 billion of invested capital and is affiliated with the Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), Quicken Loans and the Quicken Loans family of companies. Kevin has served and continues to ... Read More

Kim Sawyer

Adjunct Lecturer, Babson College

Kim Sawyer founded organizations in the financial services and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and Europe. Kim created and served as CEO and General Counsel of The locator Services Group Ltd. (TLSG), a fintech services company. TLSG recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds for its Fortune 500 ... Read More

Barry White

Vice Chairman and Treasurer, ICIC
Former U.S. Ambassador to Norway
Former Senior Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Barry B. White served as United States Ambassador to Norway from 2009 to 2013. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, White served for over 13 years as Chairman and Managing Partner (CEO) of Foley Hoag LLP, where he was a senior partner in the firm’s business, corporate, international and government strategies practice ... Read More

Willie E. Woods

Managing Director and President, ICV Partners

Willie E. Woods is the president and managing director of ICV Partners, a leading private investment firm with over $700 million in capital which partners with management teams of companies in the lower end of the middle market. ICV boasts a special partnership with ICIC, an institutional co-sponsor which provides ... Read More


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