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Adam Friedman

Chief Strategy Officer, Research & Strategic Partnerships


Adam Friedman is Chief Strategy Officer in the Provost’s Office For Research And Strategic Partnerships where he is responsible for building relationships with key partners and developing major initiatives. Mr. Friedman has more than 40 years of experience in economic and community development, nonprofit management, and urban planning and policy, and is recognized nationally for his work to strengthen urban manufacturing and foster sustainable business practices.  Mr. Friedman was previously Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development and led economic development initiatives for Borough Presidents David Dinkins and Ruth Messinger. Mr. Friedman is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, a national network of economic development professionals in more than 200 cities

B.A. in History, Haverford College
Juris Doctor from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Certificate in Strategic Planning In Non-Profit Management, Harvard Business School