Andre Leroux Director, Gateway Hubs Project, MassINC
André is an independent consultant who directs MassINC’s Gateway Hubs Project. A native of Worcester, he has extensive experience living and working in older industrial cities in Massachusetts. He led the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance as executive director from 2007-2020, successfully championing zoning reform and other policies to support walkable, affordable, vibrant, and diverse communities. While there, he helped establish the Great Neighborhoods program, the Planners of Color Network, Abundant Housing Mass, and Transportation for Massachusetts.
Prior experience includes time at Lawrence CommunityWorks, where he led an award-winning revitalization effort, the Massachusetts state legislature in the Office of the Senate President, and Harvard University at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He serves on the board of Smart Growth America and chairs the planning board for the City of Medford. André studied at Dartmouth College and El Colegio de México in Mexico City, is fluent in Spanish, and is a member of the LGBTQ community.