Kathy Spiegelman is currently the Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development at Northeastern University. This position was created in 2013 to ensure that the university’s physical resources keep pace with its core values and ambitions. In this role, Kathy is responsible for the effective use of land and buildings on Northeastern’s main campus in Boston, its graduate campuses around the country and other properties owned or leased by the university.
Previously Kathy led planning and real estate activities for Harvard University, acted as strategic planning and real estate advisor for several private and public clients, and earlier served in the public sector as the Assistant City Manager for Community Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts working on affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood planning, zoning and urban design.
Kathy teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and volunteers on several non-profit boards and committees. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University School of Architecture and Planning.
As a Partner in SVP Boston, Kathy has been involved with many different aspects of the work including serving as a member of the Investment Committee, a lead partner for an investee engagement, an ED mentor, Fund U participant, on leadership assessment teams and is currently serving on her second three year term on the SVP Boston board.