Susan Horn-Moo, Co-Founding Member

Susan Horn-Moo is a co-founding member of EDAC and a regular member of the grant writing, technical assistance and evaluation teams.  She is an attorney and community economic development consultant specializing in industrial and commercial real estate development, transit-oriented development, small business lending, legislative and policy analysis.  For ten years she served as General Counsel to Transit Realty Associates, Boston, a private company with contracts to handle all real estate dispositions for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority which is the second largest land owner in the state and which provides all bus, rail and subway transit in Eastern Massachusetts.  Her duties included assisting in the development of land near the MBTA’s commuter rail and transit stations.

Ms. Horn-Moo previously served as General Counsel to the Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC) of Boston and the Boston Local Development Corporation where she assisted in the design and implementation of two small business lending programs.  She has extensive experience in economic development planning and resource solicitation, innovative financial mechanisms and training and organizational and project evaluation. A former national technical assistance director at CCED, Ms. Horn-Moo has authored many articles on economic development legislation and policy as well as monographs and pamphlets on legal issues of concern to those involved in the economic development process.  She has particular experience in the following areas of training:

  1. Nonprofit boards of directors in their obligations, duties and potential liabilities and assisting them to improve their performance
  2. Boards and staff in contract compliance, finding new finance resources
  3. Diversifying board composition for needed skills and performing as a team

Ms. Horn-Moo holds a law degree from Harvard University, cum laude, a B.A. in Physics from Wellesley College and has honors as a Phi Beta Kappa and Durant Scholar.