William J. Geary (LF ’88) has been appointed to coordinate revitalization efforts in Quincy Center, Massachusetts, on behalf of the Quincy city administration. Geary’s executive leadership in both private and public sectors has prepared him well to manage the complexities of redeveloping the nearly 50-acre downtown district.
As a Planning Board member since 2008 and chairman since 2012, Geary has been intimately involved in the legal, planning, financial, and technical aspects of the downtown improvement effort. He has stepped off the board to take on the new role.
Previously Geary was executive vice president and general counsel with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, later becoming president of a subsidiary responsible for developing renewable energy projects at company facilities. He also led the Metropolitan District Commission, a 5,000-employee agency, during the period when it oversaw the metropolitan parkways and bridges network, parks, beaches, and other natural and recreational resources.
In addition to his Loeb Fellowship, Geary attended the JFK Program for Senior Government Managers, and received his JD from Suffolk University Law School, a Master’s Degree in Public Management and American Government from Northeastern University and a BS from UMassBoston.
Mayor Thomas P. Koch said Geary “has the legal, private management, and public sector background that make him a perfect fit for the position. There are an incredible amount of moving pieces–and there will only be more moving pieces as we continue to press forward with our plans, and this fits a major need to have a central coordinator working on behalf of the entire team.”