Catherine Rollins Named Director at ULI Boston/New England

Catherine Rollins (Photo: Linkedin)

BOSTON–Catherine Rollins has been named new director of ULI Boston/New England. She will be working with members on issues related to housing and infrastructure, along with other important land use issues. Her background makes her uniquely suited for this role.

Prior to joining ULI Boston/New England, Rollins was most recently Manager of Local Public Policy at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, where her work focused on municipal land use and housing policy and engagement.

She also served as the Director of Operations and Special Projects at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, where she aligned work across departments to facilitate economic development statewide. In addition, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy for the City of Everett, Massachusetts where she coordinated city involvement with a $2.6 billion resort casino development process, the largest privately funded single phase development in state history.

She also served as a senior legislative analyst with the Massachusetts Municipal Association, managing an issue portfolio including land use, housing, and economic development. She has held positions with the City of New Bedford, Dewey Square Group, and worked on several campaigns including Rhode Islanders for a Strong Economy, Patricia White for Boston City Council At-Large, and John Kerry for President. She holds an M.A. in Public Affairs from Brown University and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and is an M.B.A. candidate at Fitchburg State University.