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Trinh Nguyen

Director, Workforce Development

Trinh Nguyen is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD), an affiliated division of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). Prior to her role at OWD, Trinh was the Chief of Staff at the Boston Housing Authority.

Trinh has nearly 20 years of experience in operations, programs, resource, and budget management. She has worked for the Urban League of Massachusetts, the Boston Women’s Fund, the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, and University of Massachusetts Boston. She is currently Chair of the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, a board member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council, and a board member of the Boston Educational Development Fund (BEDF). As Director of OWD, she has helped launch such recent initiatives as Boston Saves (the city's children savings account program), the Tuition-Free Community College Plan, and the Greater Boston American Apprenticeship Initiative. 

Trinh holds dual graduate degrees and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and was a community fellow at MIT's Department of Urban Planning.