Professional Profile: Jeanne Boyle 1997

Jeanne Boyle - 1997

Name: Jeanne Boyle - 1997

Title: Director of Planning & Development

Company: City of East Providence

Location: 145 Taunton Ave., East Providence, R.I. 02914

Birthplace: Providence, R.I., 1958

Family: Husband, Saul; sons, Emmet, Saul, Jonathan, and Andrew High school (college) activities: Tennis team, squash team, outdoor track (Pilgrim High School, Williams College, B.A., NYU M.V.P.) First job outside of Real Estate: New York City Planning Department First job in Real Estate or allied field: New York City Dept. of Port Development What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: Planning and urban redevelopment for the City of East Providence Hobbies: Family, reading, gardening Last book: “Away” by Margaret Urquhart Last movie: “In the Company of Strangers” Key to success: Team work If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you are qualified or not, what would it be? Occupational therapist What does your city offer? Stimulate business and development; the City’s economic development efforts are focusing on redevelopment of waterfront properties, which were formerly used for heavy industry. We also stress retention and growth of existing business through financial assistance, expedited permitting and pro-active regarding revisions.