Francesca Ioffreda is a seasoned economic development professional who has worked across sectors to lead large-scale economic growth, innovation, and workforce efforts. She is a senior advisor to the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, and the CEO of Breakthrough Strategy Partners, an economic development strategy consulting firm.

Most recently, Francesca was the Vice President for Inclusive Growth and Talent Initiatives at the Greater Washington Partnership, a CEO-led business alliance focused on the economic vitality of the Baltimore to Richmond region, where she launched the organization’s inclusive growth initiative and led efforts to create a diverse technology workforce. Notably, she led the Partnership’s $4.7 billion five-year collective commitment to shared prosperity that was unveiled alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Raimondo, and U.S. Small Business Administrator Guzman in March 2022.

Previously, Francesca was with Deloitte Consulting where she served as Chief of Staff for the firm’s Smart Cities practice. She has also served as a policy fellow for former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a capstone fellow for former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and a research Fulbright Fellow on economic mobility in Bogota, Colombia.

Francesca has a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College.

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