Marcos A. Marrero Rivera, current Treasured of the Board of Directors of Pregones/PRTT, is the Director of Planning & Economic Development for the City of Holyoke, where he oversees the implementation of the largest urban renewal plan in Massachusetts, co-chairs the Holyoke Innovation District, and serves as Executive Director to two public development corporations. He has a background in policy and public projects in areas related to economic development, urban affairs, and sustainability. Previously, Mr. Marrero has served in the Puerto Rico Governor’s Office as Deputy Adviser on Federal Affairs, Energy & Climate Change, and has served at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation. He holds a dual Masters in Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico. He lives in Center City Holyoke.