Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Ted Carr ’90

Ted Carr, 1990

Ted heads economic development and global client activity at the business advisory firm Energyzt, where he advises domestic and international governments and global companies on innovation and related economic strategies and helps clients find and realize profitable opportunities in the United States and abroad. Earlier, he held a similar position with a global strategic communications firm and has had extensive experience in federal, state and local government.

At the federal level, shortly after graduating from Cornell, Ted served in the Clinton administration in a variety of roles: director of operations, Department of Housing and Urban Development; special assistant to the secretary, Department of Commerce; and member of the White House advance team where he traveled extensively to arrange missions for the president, the first lady and the vice president. Earlier he worked on Bill Clinton’s inaugural committee.

In the Massachusetts government Ted was a senior member of Governor Patrick’s Economic Development team, executive director of the Office of Trade and Investment and chief of staff in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

He served six years in an elected position as a selectman for the town of Cohasset, Mass. He has also worked for most democratic presidential candidates since 1987.

Ted is a member of the board of directors of World Boston, a nonprofit that connects emerging leaders from around the world with their counterparts in Massachusetts. He is also on the board of The Kennedy Donovan Center, which provides education and other services to 10,000 children and families with developmental difficulties and other challenges.

He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a certificate degree in international relations from the University of Salamanca, Spain.

A native of Boston, Ted majored in political science at Cornell, where he played football and hockey and was active in student government. He is a member of the Delta Phi Rho social group. He was attracted to the school by the block plan. “It’s the secret sauce at Cornell that people don’t appreciate until they go there.”

Ted and his wife, Tanya Bodell, have three children. They live Cohasset.


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