With a breadth of human service, external relations, and corporate marketing experience and expertise, Alexandra (Alex) Nova is well positioned to support the growth of the Lawrence Partnership as its new Deputy Director. As a first generation immigrant raised in Lawrence, she also brings unique perspective of the opportunities present in our community, which will serve her well as an advocate for the city and for the Partnership’s Inclusive Economic Development approach.
A proud graduate of Lawrence High School, Alex returned to the City after attending college out of state and lived, was married and worked in Lawrence before her career took her to Boston in 2006. Similar to the various stakeholders involved with the Lawrence Partnership’s network, Alex’s experience and career have tracked through multiple industries and sectors, with roles at Phillips Academy, State Street Corporation, and Eastern Bank, where she had the opportunity to work with some of the Commonwealth’s leading corporations. Beyond her corporate experience, she has also overseen programming to support teen parents at Family Services, Inc. and researched, developed and coordinated social, educational and recreational services for families at Fidelity House, Inc., both in Lawrence.
Alex has held various volunteer leadership positions including serving on the Boston board of directors of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America), the largest Latino professional organization in the country. She is a graduate of the Center for Collaborative Leadership’s Emerging Leaders program and most recently completed the Inroads Cultural Inclusion Program for Non Profit Board Governance in Lawrence. Alex is one of the founders and co-chairs of Inroads’ Mastermind, a professional development program for Cultural Inclusion Board Governance alumni.
Alex has always remained engaged in Lawrence and is excited to give back to the City that welcomed her as a young immigrant. She and her husband, a fellow Lawrencian, have three children.