We are hosting Christina Crespi, Executive Director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority

Wed, Jul 22, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Crespi has led the Miami DDA’s efforts to promote public health, foster camaraderie among Downtown residents, and support local businesses amidst the coronavirus pandemic while also creating a recovery committee responsible for developing the DDA’s recovery plan. Newly launched initiatives include a Small Business Task Force designed to assist locally-operated businesses, and the Miami DDA’s “Go Local, Go Direct” campaign, which supports neighborhood restaurants, and created a virtual Downtown experience, #DWNTWNvibes.

Prior to joining the Miami DDA, Crespi worked in public service for more than 15 years gaining experience in strategic management, budget and finance, emergency management, community relations, legislation and policy development, logistics, project management, business and economic development, event coordination and planning. She served as Assistant to the County Manager and as a Special Projects Administrator for Miami-Dade County before serving as the Assistant Deputy Mayor for eight years.


  • Christina Crespi

    Christina Crespi

    Miami Downtown Development Authority

    Executive Director

    As Executive Director, Christina Crespi is responsible for executing the strategic direction set forth by the Miami DDA’s Board Members, liaising with Downtown Miami stakeholders and municipal partners to implement policies and initiatives that enhance the neighborhood at street-level and support economic development, and overseeing the work of the agency’s 30-person staff.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Jul 22
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Joan Zhang

      Joan Zhang

      Startup Grind Miami

      Chapter Co-Director

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