Historic Boston Inc. Names New Board Members

Boston – Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) has named two new members to its 16-member board of directors: Karilyn Crockett, MIT lecturer, author and founder of the youth-focused educational nonprofit MYTOWN; and Brooke Woodson, director of trade partner diversity at Suffolk Construction.

The two newly named members join 14 current members of HBI’s board, which give direction to the 59-year-old non-profit development and consulting organization that preserves valued historic structures in Boston by introducing new uses.

Woodson is an experienced senior executive with more than 25 years in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. He serves as director of trade partner diversity at Suffolk Construction. Woodson previously worked as vice president of programs at Madison Park Development Corporation.

Crockett studies large-scale land-use changes in 20th century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty. She recently concluded four years of service with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development as the director of economic policy and research and the director of small business development for the city of Boston. She is a lecturer in public policy & urban planning in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.