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Ed Gaskin new executive director of Greater Grove Hall Main Streets

1/1/2014, 6 a.m.
The Greater Grove Hall Main Streets has hired Ed Gaskin as executive director. Gaskin’s work experience includes consulting at Deloitte ...

The Greater Grove Hall Main Streets has hired Ed Gaskin as executive director. Gaskin’s work experience includes consulting at Deloitte and IBM and extensive business experience ranging from helping successful startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked for the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, where he helped over 300 individuals start, expand or acquire businesses, making him familiar not only with the skills required to start and expand a successful business, but also with the kinds of resources available to help business owners succeed.

Gaskin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School and is a former Grove Hall resident.

“We are very excited that Greater Grove Hall Main Streets has chosen a new executive director with broad economic development experience,” said Sheila Dillon, director of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. “Ed’s expertise in the small business sector is a wonderful fit for Grove Hall, and we look forward to working with him to build on the great momentum in this district.”

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets is part of Boston Main Streets, a public-private initiative of the City of Boston, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation devoted to the continued revitalization of Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical and financial support in 20 districts across Boston.