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McCormack Baron Salazar announces the addition of Allyson Carpenter as Project Manager

June 14, 2021 | McCormack Baron Salazar

Allyson Carpenter has joined McCormack Baron Salazar as a Project Manager, the company announced today. In this position, Carpenter will assist in the development of transformative mixed-income, mixed-use communities in the Mid-Atlantic states. Carpenter’s work will primarily focus on the redevelopment of the East Adams Street Apartments in Syracuse, New York, and the redevelopment of the Perkins Somerset Oldtown community currently underway in Baltimore, Maryland.

Carpenter comes to McCormack Baron Salazar from the D.C. Council Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, where she served as Director of Public Engagement and Legislative Analyst. Prior to her role with the D.C. Council, Carpenter worked as an Associate Director for the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Carpenter received her BA from Howard University, where she studied community development and political science and served as the Student Body President. She has been profiled by MSNBC as a rising star in politics and featured in the 2015 Root’s 25 under 25: Young Futurist list. At age 18, Carpenter was elected to serve as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the District of Columbia, making her the youngest elected official in the history of the nation’s capital.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Carpenter is a member of the Board of Directors for the Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the college aspirations of talented female high school students from the Midwest. She also serves as a Board Member for Xceleader, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of student leaders at historically black colleges and universities.