Patrick J. McGuigan has been the Executive Director of The Providence Plan (TPP) since January 1995. The Providence Plan is a private non-profit organization established in 1992 by the Mayor, Governor and key private and community interests and charged with the mission of developing and overseeing a comprehensive and strategic plan for the revitalization of the city.    (3PH)

Prior to this position, Mr. McGuigan spent more than ten years with senior management responsibilities for neighborhood housing and economic development policies and programs for the City of Boston. In addition, he was the Executive Director of Boston Neighborhood Housing Services from 1983 to 1984 and was a senior member of the staff of the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation for the five years from 1978 to 1983. In that capacity, he had responsibility for the development and implementation of new community development financing strategies in partnership with local Community Development Corporations across the state. Mr. McGuigan has a Masterís Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.    (3PI)