(East Boston, MA) February 13, 2013….The Board of Directors of East Boston Main Streets, a community development and support organization serving East Boston’s businesses and residents since 1995, has announced the selection of Max Gruner as its new Executive Director.  Mr. Gruner will fill the vacancy created by Clark Moulaison’s departure in January to open Carmella’s Market at 86 Cottage St.  The selection was made after an extensive regional search and selection process.

“We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Elizabeth Tanefis, Board President at East Boston Main Streets.  “Max will bring leadership and creativity to the organization and its programs as well as a strong sense of commitment to the future, sustainable development of East Boston.”

Mr. Gruner’s resume includes over 15 years of non-profit management experience.  He has served as a leader in the arena of Health and Human Services, particularly Developmental Disability, Education, Community Development, and Transportation.  Mr. Gruner holds a Master’s Degree as well as numerous certifications in non-profit management.  Prior to this appointment he was a founding partner in a strategic consulting group, was executive director of a state-wide trail organization, and served as a senior manager of a human service organization.  Mr. Gruner has founded several non-profits, has served on numerous boards, as well as having founded a language immersion charter school.

“I look forward to partnering with the people and businesses of East Boston to continue to increase the quality of life of all residents and to create a vibrant and prosperous business district that will benefit all who live, work, and visit East Boston,” remarks Mr. Gruner.  “I am dedicated to this work because it provides us an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and vibrant business opportunities of a community that is ideally situated to truly becoming the Gateway to Boston.  East Boston Main Streets, in partnership with all our private and public partners, plays a key role in supporting and developing the innumerous opportunities for growth in order to increase the areas quality of life for all.”

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