Marcia Kadanoff comes to City Innovate from the Maker City Project, where she served as CEO & Co-Founder, a social-impact consultancy creating new forms of civic innovation and economic opportunities within cities. As part of this work, she wrote the best selling book entitled: Maker City: A Practical Guide to Reinventing American Cities (2017). Kadanoff has served as CEO and CMO to multiple venture-backed startups, and founded, ran, and sold two successful marketing agencies. Earlier in her career she served in senior leadership positions at both Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and the State of Mass. Department of Public Welfare (DPW). While at DPW, she created and ran the first women in workfare program, training up women to be electricians, plumbers, and construction workers - trades that paid enough to support them and their families. She has an MBA from Stanford and BA from Harvard.