will work closely with the Secretary and COO to execute real estate and economic development transactions that grow jobs in Rhode Island.
"Darin and Dan
bring significant hands-on development experience to the Commerce Corporation
Daniel Jennings worked for four years as Senior Vice President at the Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's counterpart in Newark, New Jersey.
At BCDC, Jennings managed real estate development and financing activities on a variety of public/private, mixed-use, retail, and industrial projects.
subsequently served as interim Deputy Mayor and Director
of Economic and Housing Development for the City of Newark.
As Deputy Mayor, he was responsible for all economic development functions including real estate development, business attraction and retention, and small business assistance.Prior to working in Newark, Jennings was Director of Development at Thor Equities in New York City.
Jennings holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from New York University.