2021 Newsletter #5 | AAPI Heritage Month, Ali Sutherland-Brown, and Karp Strategies in Medford, MA

Congratulations to Ali Sutherland-Brown for her promotion to Principal at Karp Strategies!

As Karp Strategies’ second employee, Ali has been with us since nearly day one. Now, she will play a critical role in leading the firm into a new chapter as we take on several exciting, challenging new projects. Her focus areas will include: community-economic development, strategic planning and policy analysis, and real estate advisory.

Ali’s experience, insights, and instincts as a community-economic development strategist have helped guide our work on important projects for years - and her passion to ensure that projects are driven by the needs and feedback of local communities has never been more critical. After a year when COVID and the concurrent crisis of systemic racism underscored the need for cities across the US to enact a fresh approach to economic development, Ali has emerged as a leader of that effort particularly in the New York metropolitan region. Whether spearheading an inclusive strategy for affordable housing development, designing the strategy for public engagement around the reimagining of public space in the SoHo Broadway district, or supporting an equitable mixed-use plan for the 28-acre post-Amazon development site in Long Island City, Ali has been at the center of many important conversations shaping the future of the post-COVID urban fabric of New York and cities across the northeast US.

We - and our clients - are incredibly lucky to have Ali join our executive leadership team.

The Karp Strategies team celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We invite you to learn more about AAPI history through selected recommended AAPI-authored books and educational events happening this month. We also share some of our favorite AAPI-owned local businesses to support during this time.

Learn more about the rich AAPI heritage by joining events by ABNY, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, LACMA, and more!

Join ABNY Talks on May 19 at 10AM for Let’s Celebrate AAPI Heritage! to celebrate the AAPI community’s contributions to New York City, learn about impactful AAPI organizations, and recognize the challenges that have arisen with the surge in AAPI hate crimes. Register here.

Join The Library of Congress on May 19 at 3PM for Virtual Orientation: Asian Americans & Visual Culture, an orientation session that will include a brief introduction to works