Timothy J. McGourthy was appointed Executive Director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc. in February 2014. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Clark University. Mr. McGourthy’s background includes policy development for local, state, and federal initiatives. Immediately prior to his role at The Research Bureau, Mr. McGourthy served as Chief Development Officer of the City of Worcester and Chief Executive Officer of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority. He oversaw nine City divisions related to business development, culture, housing, neighborhoods, planning, workforce development, and youth and worked closely with public and private partners to facilitate transformative redevelopment projects for Worcester.
McGourthy has served as Director of Policy at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston’s planning and economic development agency, where he crafted policies and programmatic solutions to a broad range of issues impacting the growth and development of the city. Mr. McGourthy’s research experience at Carnegie Corporation of New York explored issues of social development and international affairs. He also worked for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor’s Office. He has served as a member of the Governor Charlie Baker’s Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Better Government Transition Committee, and the Massachusetts Economic Development Policy Council as well as the City of Worcester’s Tax Policy Committee. Mr. McGourthy holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The College of William & Mary, a master’s degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in public policy and urban planning from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.