Jan Brodie is the new Executive Director of the Pawtucket Foundation, having recently served as the Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. In that role with the Commission she was responsible for bringing to market 19 acres reclaimed after the relocation of a portion of 195 in downtown Providence. An accomplished professional who balances development with economics, design and community enrichment, Brodie has over 25 years of experience in managing signature economic development projects throughout the Northeast. Her portfolio includes mixed-use commercial and housing projects with both new development and historic rehabilitation.
Before becoming Executive Director of the I-195 Redevelopment Commission, Jan was the Northeast Regional Director at The Community Builders in Boston. And, prior to her work with TCB, Brodie was Vice President at The Armory Revival Company in Providence. Brodie provided full development services resulting in new construction and historic mill conversions in many neighborhoods in RI. Brodie worked as a development consultant for Northeast cities and prepared redevelopment strategies for downtown and waterfront districts, including downtown New Bedford, the waterfronts of Portland, ME, Gloucester and Provincetown, MA. Brodie was the Vice President at Graham Gund Architects, Inc. in Cambridge Massachusetts. Her projects included commercial buildings in Harvard Square, the Financial District, Charlestown and Faneuil Hall.
She received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School in Philadelphia, and her Masters in Architecture from the Graduate School of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Jan also holds a M.S. in Administration from University Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.