About Us

The video above was produced by Chris Teebo Films and highlights some of DevelopSpringfield's collaborative work throughout the community. 

DevelopSpringfield was formed in 2008 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation to advance development and redevelopment projects, to stimulate and support economic growth, and to expedite the revitalization process within the City of Springfield. The organization’s board of directors includes representatives from the City, state, and local business community.

DevelopSpringfield has several programs and projects underway to help contribute to our redevelopment in tornado impacted areas and beyond. Please explore the links on our website for details and feel free to contact us at any time.

Our services target economic and community redevelopment and focus on the following activities:

  • Building, developing, preserving and managing quality development projects that diversify Springfield’s economic base.
  • Improving abandoned or undeveloped land or blighted areas to accommodate new development, and redeveloping underused or decadent buildings.
  • Working in partnership with the City to optimize its physical assets in order to achieve maximum economic growth and expansion.
  • Developing and implementing creative revitalization strategies that have a high probability of success in the context of prevailing market conditions and broader community needs.
  • Facilitating land assembly and development to support sound residential, commercial and industrial development opportunities.
  • Offering technical and financing assistance in order to encourage private investment and nurture economic development.
  • Working with public and private entities and community groups to initiate and realize effective, sustainable and fiscally responsible development and redevelopment projects that revitalize neighborhoods, generate capital investment, retain and create jobs, and advance economic growth.


Board of Directors

Nicholas Fyntrilakis, Vice President Community Responsibility
MassMutual Financial Group
Melinda Phelps, Esquire
Bulkley Richardson

J. Jeffrey Sullivan, President
M & M Consulting, LLC

Assistant Treasurer
M. Dale Janes, Regional President
NUVO - A division of Merchants Bank
Gary Fialky, Esquire
Bacon/Wilson, P.C.
Assistant Clerk
Jose Claudio, Community Development and Relations Director
North End Housing Initiative
Debra Boronski, Western MA Regional Director
Commonwealth of MA, Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Brian Connors, Deputy Director of Economic Development
City of Springfield
Frank Crinella, Senior Vice President, Commercial Loans
TD Bank
Jennifer Endicott, Chief Strategy Officer; Senior Vice President, Strategy & External Relations
Baystate Health
Armando Feliciano, Chairman
Springfield Redevelopment Authority
Robert "Cee" Jackson, President/Owner
Jackson Security Company
Andrea Luppi, Manager Communications & Community Relations
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Kelvin Molina, Senior Project Manager, South End Public Safety
City of Springfield
Trish Slocum, Customer Response Center Director & Office Operations Manager (OOM)
Liberty Mutual
Seth Stratton, Vice President & General Counsel
MGM Springfield
Charlie Tzoumas, Senior Director of Business Development
Comcast Business

Glenn S. Welch, President & CEO
Freedom Credit Union

Click here for a link to our staff


community Progress since the 2011 Tornado

The video above was produced and generously donated by FOCUS Springfield and highlights some of the progress our City has made since the June 2011 tornado. It also brings a message of rebirth of a community and demonstrates the important partnerships we share in working toward a strong and vibrant future.