Peter Abair is Executive Director at MassEcon. He has over twenty years of experience in economic development. He served as Director of Economic and Global Affairs at MassBio, where he provided consulting services to companies looking to locate to or grow in Massachusetts, managed global partner programs and led the development and publication of MassBio’s annual economic analysis of the life sciences industry. He also served as Executive Director of the MassBioEd Foundation. He served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in several economic development functions including Director of the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and Associate Director of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. He began his career on the Washington, D.C. staff of Congressman Silvio O. Conte. Abair holds a B.A. from Boston University and and Masters on Public Policy Administration from University of Massachusetts-Amherst.