KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION TEAM
Alexandra Lee has joined the Kendall Square Association as Deputy Director. Alexandra will lead efforts to preserve, promote and advance the interests of Kendall Square, the densest square mile of innovation on the planet and a vibrant place to live, work and play.
Alexandra spent 18 years at the Boston Society of Architects, where she was responsible amongst other things for BSA charrettes exploring new and changing uses for important places in Massachusetts, such as Ft. Devens, the South Boston waterfront, the Washington Street Corridor and the Boston Harbor Islands. Following that, Alexandra spent several years as Director of Programs at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. She has a strong interest in place-making.
Alexandra was then recruited to run a major project in San Francisco where she was the leader of the year-long series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. During the anniversary year, she organized over 100 events, culminating in a major event on Memorial Day that attracted over 250,000 attendees. As part of her work there, Alexandra successfully coordinated with city, state, and federal government agencies. She corralled and won the support and cooperation of numerous area not for profits, historical and environmental groups, and worked with dozens of major corporate sponsors. By all accounts, the events went off without a hitch.
Alexandra has served on the Arlington Center for the Arts board and the Arlington Land Trust. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College that included an environmental studies program at Williams College.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Joining us as Director of Member and Community Relations is Janneke House. Janneke was until last year, the first Executive Director of Cambridge Local First, leading the efforts to create a strong local economy and a vibrant and thriving community. Prior to Cambridge Local First, Janneke was the Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Salt Lake City working on economic development planning and small business development. In that position, she worked on the multi-billion dollar downtown Salt Lake City redevelopment project and the $350 million light rail line expansion to the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Janneke serves on the board of Emerge Massachusetts and is an active member of the Cambridge City Ward Committee.