Tricia Canavan brings a background in management, recruiting, education, and workforce development to her role at Tech Foundry, including experience as a business owner, nonprofit executive director, as a high school and community college instructor, focusing on English as a Second Language, history and career skills at schools in Massachusetts and Mexico. She is passionate about innovative and collaborative approaches to learning, training, economic and community development, and is excited about using her varied experience to help Tech Foundry expand its positive impact. Tricia believes in the power of collaboration to create new ideas, strategies, and progress on important initiatives, and sees tremendous opportunities in working together with Tech Foundry’s team, members, and partners around the region.
A graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Tricia serves on several boards including the Economic Development Council of Western MA, Mass Business Alliance for Education, Springfield Public Forum, and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and biking. Travel is one of Tricia’s favorite activities: Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina top her list as destinations she would next like to explore.