News, Boston - Sep 23, 2020

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board announced today that it has appointed Roy Hirshland, CEO of T3 Advisors, as Co-Chairman of the National Board of Directors for BUILD effective September 22nd. Roy previously served as a National Board member and as Chair of the Boston Regional Board for BUILD.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be named Co-Chair of the National Board of Directors of BUILD. For the past 20 years, BUILD’s entrepreneurship program has had a tremendous impact on the lives of youth from underserved communities,” said Hirshland.  “I am incredibly excited to work with our CEO, Ayele Shakur, and our leadership team to help BUILD become a catalyst for re-imagining high school education that will lead to greater growth and economic opportunities for tomorrow’s youth.” 


“We are thrilled to have Roy Hirshland join as co-Chair to help BUILD become the #1 Youth Entrepreneurship Program focusing on supporting Black & Latinx youth from underserved communities,” said BUILD’s CEO, Ayele Shakur. 


With Hirshland’s appointment, he succeeds longtime Co-Chair National BUILD Board member Ajay Agarwal, who remains on the National Board of Directors. Eldridge Gray, Managing Director at Seven Post Investment Office, will continue as Co-Chairman of the BUILD National Board of Directors alongside Hirshland.


Christina Luconi succeeds Roy Hirshland as Chair of the BUILD Boston Regional Board of Advisors. Christina Lucconi is Chief People Officer at Rapid7, where she leads strategic people initiatives, focusing on the entire employee lifecycle, strong corporate culture, and acquisition integration. 


“Over the years, Christina has brought a wealth of expertise and energy to the Boston team and I could not be more thrilled to have her serve as the new Chair of the BUILD Boston Board,” said Hirshland.



Roy Hirshland is CEO and co-founder of T3 Advisors. Roy has helped build T3 into a global real estate firm that inspires companies to think more strategically about real estate and their workplace. For over 25 years, he has counseled executives to think creatively about their company’s growth. Roy is a frequent speaker on the changing dynamics of the workplace and corporate culture, and in June 2014, he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young Global Limited. 

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