Brock-Wilson to establish and grow a new office that will foster partnerships between the City and diverse partners

BOSTON – Monday, July 17, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Casey Brock-Wilson as the City of Boston’s first Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships. In this new role, Brock-Wilson will establish and grow a new office designed to catalyze, coordinate and facilitate partnerships between the City and philanthropy, nonprofits and other partners from diverse sectors across the community.

“I welcome Casey to this new role, and look forward to her expanding Boston’s relationships with partners and industries across the board,” said Mayor Walsh. “Boston is a diverse, dynamic city, and this new office will allow us to better tap into the many resources that will help Boston continue to thrive.”


The Office of Strategic Partnerships will focus on providing leadership and strategy in cultivating and coordinating the pursuit of philanthropic funding, competitive public funding and other innovative partnership strategies that align with the Mayor’s priorities. In addition, as Director, Brock-Wilson will design a framework for PILOT community benefit contributions; work with the Assessing Department on a better process for grant reporting and fulfillment; and perform grant research.


Brock-Wilson’s new role comes after her year-long tenure as a Harvard Business School fellow in the Mayor’s Office. In her role as fellow, she helped lead the BuildBPS process, a 10-year facilities and educational plan for Boston Public Schools, as well as overseeing a request for proposal (RFP) process for a City Municipal ID program.


“I look forward to the opportunity to lead this new office, and build on the great relationships the City has with generous foundations, corporations and other institutions,” said Brock-Wilson.


Prior to joining the Walsh Administration, Brock-Wilson’s experience included implementing analytics programs at the Phoenix Suns basketball team, and working as a principal at the The Parthenon Group, managing teams of consultants for corporate clients. She received her Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in May 2016, and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University. Brock-Wilson is a resident of Boston’s South End.

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