Joe Kriesberg is the President and CEO of MACDC. He joined MACDC in 1993 as vice president and became president in 2002. He has launched several innovative new programs at MACDC, including the Mel King Institute for Community Building, the GOALs Initiative, the biennial MACDC conventions and the Community Development Innovation Forum. Joe has helped to enact several important laws in Massachusetts, including the groundbreaking Insurance Industry Community Investment Act (1998), the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (2000), the Small Business Technical Assistance Program (2006), a comprehensive anti-foreclosure law (2007) and the Community Investment Tax Credit (2012). Joe serves on the board of several state and national organizations and served as chair of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations from 2014-2016. Joe periodically teaches at Northeastern University’s Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Mr. Kriesberg has a B.A. from Binghamton University and a J.D. Degree from Northeastern University.