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WalkBoston gets a new board president

WalkBoston gets a new board president

Boston Globe: “Bold Types: WalkBoston gets a new board president

Emma Rothfeld Yashar has been elected board president at the nonprofit pedestrian advocacy group WalkBoston. She is a real estate associate at DLA Piper, where she focuses on development, acquisition, and financing of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on land use and project permits in Greater Boston.

WalkBoston focuses on making communities more walkable, improving pedestrian safety, and promoting a cleaner environment.

“I’m a firm believer that if you design public spaces in a way that makes people feel safe and welcome, and in a way that’s walkable, everything else for healthy business and transportation falls in line,” she said in a statement.

Yashar has been the group’s development committee chair since 2014 and the board secretary since 2012.

Posted April 17, 2018