Staff

Jason Palitsch, Executive Director                    
Phone: (774) 760-0495 ext. 105
Email: [email protected]

Jason Palitsch has served as Executive Director of the 495/MetroWest Partnership since January 2020, having previously served as Government Affairs Manager at Veterans Inc., a 501c3 non-profit headquartered in Worcester, serving veterans in need and their families across New England. Previously, he had been Communications Director to State Senator Michael O. Moore. A Shrewsbury resident, Jason is currently serving his third term as a member of the Shrewsbury School Committee; he is also a Town Meeting Member representing Shrewsbury's Precinct 8. Jason sits on the boards of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services and Training Resources of America, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. He holds a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University.

Jeremy Thompson, Manager of Policy & Planning            
Phone: (774) 760-0495 ext. 101
Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Thompson joined the Partnership after four years of working in higher education, overseeing the application process and managing recruitment/yield events for graduate programs at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Jeremy obtained his Master’s in Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern. His research, ranging from economic development strategies in Liverpool, UK to contextually sensitive design practices in urban renewal, culminated in a capstone project on how Boston’s 2015 Inclusionary Development Policy contributed to a clustering of affordable housing units in low SES neighborhoods, thus thwarting intergenerational mobility efforts outlined in the Imagine Boston 2030 citywide plan. Jeremy also graduated from Framingham High and obtained a BA in Political Science from Emmanuel College.