EDIC Members

Member Appointment Bio
Doug Lawrence, CHAIR Manufacturing - 2023 Mr. Lawrence has served on the board of the Framingham EDIC since November 2018. He is also a Board Member of the Framingham History Center and is a founding member of the MetroWest Life Sciences Network. He is currently the CEO of Giner Life Sciences (GLS) in Newton, MA, a developer of medical applications of electrolytically-generated oxygen and hydrogen. Mr. Lawrence has a degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania a degree in Business from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
Dan Rao, VICE CHAIR Real Estate - 2021 Mr. Rao's experience includes a distinguished 15 plus years with the TJX Companies and was part of the leadership team that grew TJ Maxx from start-up to the leading off-price retailer in the USA. As a Senior Vice-President, Mr. Rao also worked in Canada and the United Kingdom and helped establish retail store operations along with the necessary infrastructure in the form of Headquarters and Distribution facilities in those countries. After TJ Maxx, he served as President and CEO of Chadwick’s of Boston, the nation’s largest off-price catalog retailer, where he led the turnaround to profitability and sales growth and the subsequent sale to a larger entity. After Chadwick’s, Mr. Rao has been associated with several entrepreneurial ventures and mentoring of young executives. He earned a Master of Science in Management and Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. 
Ronda Andrews Municipal Government - 2022 Ms. Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry. Prior to joining the EDIC, she served as a software tester at Partners Healthcare Systems, where she worked for nine years. She has worked at several other software firms in the health industry and worked for 17 years at a financial software company that provided Portfolio Accounting for insurance, companies, brokerages and banks. Ms. Andrews was also a member of the Framingham Town Meeting for Precinct 16 for three years and is an activist for environmental clean-up issues.
Andrew D'Amico At-Large - 2022 Mr. D’Amico, a lawyer, and Framingham resident for over 25 years, currently provides general counsel services through his company Vendor Counsel to high tech manufacturing, e-commerce, and consumer products companies. He has served as general counsel and as a member of the leadership teams at Bose Corporation, Brookstone, Tweeter, and Ecovacs Robotics. Prior to moving to Massachusetts Mr. D’Amico was a member of the New York City Public Development Corporation where he successfully repurposed vacant city-owned properties. As director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Local Development Corporation he created the novel Urban Shopsteading Program, a city-sponsored financial assistance program to incentivize start-up businesses to locate in unused retail space. He began his legal career working as an attorney for the Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the City of Boston Law Department. Mr. D’Amico earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.
Anthony James At-Large - 2021 Mr. James is currently the General Manager of Marriott in Framingham and is a mentor in creating business plans for restaurant concepts and hotels. Mr. James has spent 19 years in hotel management, with 11 years of his career focused on general management experience. He has lived all over the country – from Florida to New Jersey to Texas – and during his time in the industry, oversaw the construction and opening of three hotels from the ground up. Previously, he was a member of the Marion County Tourist Development Council. Mr. James is an advocate for building futures for children in the community and for the future of the community. He attended J.S. Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA.
George Matook Industrial Development - 2023 Outside of the EDIC, Mr. Matook is also the Program Manager for the MASTR-E program for the US Army, where he is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing the largest ever DoD human performance science and technology effort. Prior to becoming the Program Manager for the MASTR-E, Mr. Matook held several additional roles within the US Army. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Director of the Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate. Mr. Matook has a Master of Science in Management from Emmanuel College, and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a recipient of the Civilian Service Achievement Medal and the Initiative Award for Creativity and Innovation issued by the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board.
Angela Randolph Finance - 2022 Dr. Randolph was a member of the Framingham Cultural Committee and of the SAGE Advisory Council. Dr. Randolph has a Ph.D. from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. She is an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College, where her main focus of research is on opportunity development. Prior to earning her Ph.D. at Texas Tech University, she pursued a diverse career working for private and public companies, including Pepsi Bottling Group and Wachovia Bank.
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