Patrick/Murray Transition Committees

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Budget and Finance

  • Chair, Steven Crosby, Dean, McCormick Graduate School of Policy Studies UMASS-Boston
  • Chair, Michael J. Widmer, President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
  • Charles Baker, CEO, Harvard Pilgrim
  • Martin Benison, Comptroller, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Jack Buckley, former Secretary of Administration and Finance
  • Katherine Craven, Executive Director, Massachusetts School Building Authority
  • Henry Dormitzer, Managing Director, UBS Bank
  • Jay Gonzalez, Partner-Public Finance Department, Edwards, Angel, Palmer and Dodge
  • Paul Haley, Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers
  • David Shapiro, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland and Knight
  • Lisa Signori, CFO, City of Boston
  • Eric Turner, former Executive Director Massachusetts State Lottery

Economic Development

  • Chair, Andrea Silbert, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Center for Women and Enterprise
  • Chair, Dorothy Terrell, CEO, Initiative For a Competitive Inner City
  • Mara G. Aspinall, President, Genzyme Genetics
  • Allan W. Blair, CEO, Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
  • Elliot Carr, Cape Cod Business Roundtable
  • William H. Davis, Founding Chairman and CEO, ZE-gen, Inc.
  • Mark Farber, Founder and Vice President of Strategic Planning, Evergreen Solar, Inc.
  • Peter V. Forman, CEO, South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • David P. Forsberg, President, Worcester Business Development Corporation
  • George M. Gendron, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Clark University, Kauffman Foundation
  • Carlos Gonzalez, CEO, Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Norm Gorin, CFO, Analysis Group
  • Robert J. Haynes, President, MA AFL-CIO
  • John Jenkins, President, West Insurance Agency of Massachusetts
  • Jim Klocke, Executive Vice President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Alvaro Lima, Director of Research, Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Mark E. Reilly, Vice President for Government and Community Relations, Comcast Corp.
  • Jim Segel, Founding Partner, Smith, Segal, & Sowalsky
  • Robert Smyth, CEO, Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
  • Micho Spring, Chair, Weber Shandwick Company
  • Dave Tibbetts, Co-Founder, Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.
  • Susan Whitehead, Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute
  • Michael Wilcox, CEO & Founder, Alford Associates, Inc.

Education, pre-K-12

  • Chair, Tom Payzant, Former superintendent, Boston Public Schools
  • Chair, Dennis Berkey, President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Margaret Blood, President & Campaign Director, Early Education for All
  • Dr. Charles Conroy, Executive Director, Doctor Franklin Perkins School
  • Chris Gabrieli, Co-founder and Chairman, Mass 20/20
  • Jim Marini, Superintendent, Winchester Publis Schools
  • Neil McKittrick, Director, Goulston & Storrs
  • Janet Palmer Owens, Elementary Principal, Mason School
  • Paul Reville, Executive Director, Rennie Center for Education Research
  • Henry M. Thomas III, President & CEO, Urban League of Springfield
  • Ethan d'Ablemont Burnes Policy Director, Boston Plan for Excellence

Higher Education

  • Chair, Jackie Jenkins Scott, President, Wheelock College
  • Chair, Margaret McKenna, President, Lesley University
  • John Bassett, President, Clark University, Worcester
  • Phil Clay, Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michael Collins, Chancellor, UMASS-Boston
  • Dan Esquino, President, Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Mary Fifield, President, Bunker Hill Community
  • Nancy Harrington, President, Salem State College
  • Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State College
  • Mahesh Sharma, President, Cambridge College
  • Alan Solomont, CEO, Solomont Bailis Ventures
  • Richard Freeland, Visiting Professor of Higher Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Fernando Reimers, Director, International Education Policy Program Harvard University

Energy and the Environment

  • Chair, Jim Gomes, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • Chair, Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Kathy Abbott, Former DCR Director, Conservation and Recreation Campaign
  • Ann Berwick, Attorney, M.J. Bradley & Associates
  • Ian Bowles, President, MassINC.
  • John DeVillars, Environmentalist, Bluewave Strategies
  • Vivian Li, Boston Harbor Association
  • Susan Nickerson, Executive Director, Alliance for Nantucket Sound
  • Amy Perlmutter, Environmental Consultant
  • Andy Savitz, President, Sustainable Business Strategies
  • Nick Stavropolous, Executive Vice President, Keyspan Corporation
  • Greg Watson, Vice President for Sustainable Development and Renewable Resources, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Henry Yoshimura, Manager of Demand Response, ISO New England Inc.
  • Joe Nolan, Senior Vice President, NSTAR
  • Joe Newman, Vice President of Massachusetts Public Affairs, National Grid

Health Care

  • Chair, Tom Glynn, COO, Partners Health Care
  • Chair, Cleve Killingsworth, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Chair, Jim Hunt, President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Dr. Margarita Alegria, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Carol Dilliplane, CNO/Vice President, Patient Care Services, Jordan Hospital
  • Charlie Goheen, Vice President and CFO, Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Phil Johnston, Chairman of the Board, Mass Health Policy Forum
  • Melissa Shannon, Policy Coordinator, Health Care for All
  • Mark Tolosky, President, Bay State Health
  • Dr. M. Idali Torres, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, UMASS-Amherst
  • Tom Traylor, Vice President of Federal, State, Local Programs, Boston Medical Center
  • Bill Walczak, Executive Director, Program Codman Square Health Center
  • Sue Windham Bannister, Managing Vice President, Abt Associates
  • Richard Charette, President, UFCW Local 1445
  • Christine Schuster, President & CEO, Emerson Hospital
  • Jim Roosevelt, President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan
  • Dr. Robert Master, Founder, Urban Medical Group


  • Chair, David Abromowitz, Senior Partner, Goulston and Storrs
  • Chair, Patrick Lee, Trinity Financial
  • John Barros, Executive Director, Dudley Street Initiative
  • Barry Bluestone, Dean, School of Social Science, Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Northeastern University
  • Mark Cregan, President, Stonehill College
  • Aaron Gornstein, Executive Director, CHAPA
  • Dennis Kanin, Principal, New Boston Ventures
  • Jenny Netzer, Principal, MMA Financial
  • Stephen Teasdale, Executive Director, Main South Community
  • Mark Erlich,Executive Secretary-Treasurer, New England Regional Council of
  • Carpenters Joe Feaster, Attorney, McKenzie and Associates PC
  • Ana Luna, Executive Director, Arlington Community Trabajando

Human Services

  • Chair, Reverend Richard Richardson, President Emeritus, Children's Services of Roxbury
  • Chair, Marylou Sudders, President & CEO, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Randall Rucker, Executive Director, Family Services of Greater Boston
  • Sue Marsh, Executive Director, Rosie’s Place
  • George Bachrach, Attorney & Professor, Boston University
  • David Wizansky, President, Specialized Housing
  • Lauren Smith, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of
  • Medicine and Medical Director – Legal Partnership for Children, Boston Medical Center
  • Jerry Desilets, Director of Planning, SMOC
  • Maurice Boisvert, President and CEO, YOU, Inc.
  • Frank Ollivierre, Former Secretary of Elder Affairs
  • Mark Edwards, Managing Partner, Edwards and Co.
  • Milton Little, President & CEO, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimac Valley
  • Deborah C. Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
  • Robert P. Dwyer, Executive Director, Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging
  • Charles Carr, Executive Director, Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc.

Local Government

  • Chair, Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston
  • Chair, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Somerville
  • Chair, Mayor Clare Higgins, Northhampton
  • Mayor John Barrett, III, North Adams
  • Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Salem
  • Mayor Edward Lambert, Jr., Fall River
  • Mayor Scott Lang, New Bedford
  • Mayor William F. Martin, Jr., Lowell
  • Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, Medford
  • Mayor Robert G. Nunes, Taunton
  • Mayor Gerald E. St. Hilaire, Gardner
  • Mayor Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Westfield
  • Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves, Cambridge
  • Mayor James M. Ruberto, Pittsfield
  • Mayor Nancy Stevens, Marlborough


  • Chair, Charles SteelFisher, New Media Director, Deval Patrick Committee
  • Chair, Richard Rowe, CEO, Rowe Communications
  • Brian Burke, Microsoft
  • John Cullinane, Principal, The Cullinane Group
  • Louis Gutierrez, former State CIO and Director of ITD
  • Keith Parent, CEO, Court Square
  • David Lewis, Private Consultant
  • Larry Weber, Chairman, W2 Group

Public Safety and Security

  • Chair, Gary Gemme, Chief of Police, Worcester
  • Chair, Don Stern, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Mark Robinson, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Paul Joyce, Superintendent, Boston Police
  • James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • Reverend William Dickerson, Tabernacle Church
  • Ben Thompson, Director of Computing Services, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Bill Scoble, Chief of Police, Westwood
  • Josh Wall, Suffolk County District Attorney
  • Juliette Kayyem , Lecturer in Public Policy , Kennedy School of Government Harvard
  • Brandyn Keating, Executive Director, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition
  • Hugh Cameron, President, MassCops
  • Minister Don Mohammed, Nation of Islam, Boston


  • Chair, Jane Garvey, Executive Vice President, APCO-Transportation Division
  • Chair, Stephanie Pollack, Senior Research Associate, Northeatern University Center for Urban and Regional Policy
  • Joseph Aiello, Senior Vice President, DMJM+Harris
  • Fred Salvucci, Senior Research Associate, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
  • Dan Wolf, President and CEO, Cape Air
  • Robin Chase, Co-founder, Zipcar
  • Richard Dimino, President and CEO, A Better City
  • Margo Fenn, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission
  • Young Park, President and Principal, Berkeley Investments, Inc.
  • Peter Picknelly, CEO, Peter Pan Buslines

Civic Engagement

  • Chair, Gail Snowden, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Boston Foundation
  • Chair, David Kravitz, Moderator and Co-founder,
  • Alan Khazei, CEO, City Year
  • Nancy O’Connor Stolberg, Field Director, Deval Patrick Committee
  • Ron Bell, Deputy Campaign Manager, Deval Patrick Committee
  • Mardee Xifaras, Community Activist, Marion
  • Dick Glovsky, Partner, Prince, Lobel, and Glovsky
  • Tripp Jones, Senior Vice President, The Mentor Network
  • Bishop Walter Weekes, Suffragan Apostolic Church
  • David Roach, Superintendent, Millbury Schools
  • Maureen Curley, CEO, Civic/Brown
  • Eric Schwartz, CEO, Citizen Schools
  • Harris Gruman, Director, Neighbor 2 Neighbor
  • Cam Kerry, Attorney, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Carlos Ferre, Principal, Melton Ferre Associates LLC

Workforce Development

  • Chair, Andrew Sum, Director, Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies
  • Chair, Paul Harrington, Assocaite Director, Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies
  • Carole Cowan, President, Middlesex Community College
  • Beverly Edgehill, President and CEO, Partnership, Inc.
  • Robert J. Haynes President, MA AFL-CIO
  • Gunnar Hexum, President, Massachusetts School of Infotech
  • Gary Kaplan, Executive Director, JFY Networks
  • Debi Kenney, Business Administrator, Diman Regional Vocational School
  • George Noel, Business Manager, IBEW Local 1505
  • Cathy Minehan, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Dorothy Stoneman, Director and Founder, Youthbuild USA
  • Gary Sullivan, President, Utility Workers Local 369
  • Michael Taylor, President, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Robert Thomas, President and CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Empowerment Center

Creative Economy

  • Chair, Jill Medvedow, Director, Boston Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Nancy Brennan, Executive Director, Rose K. Fitzgerald Greenway
  • John Delova, President and CEO, Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Ron Druker, Owner, Colonnade Hotel
  • Barbara Grossman, Chair, Drama and Dance Department, Tufts University
  • Sheila Martinez Pina, Executive Director, Bristol Tourism Council
  • Beverly Morgan Welch, Executive Director, Museum of African American History
  • Wendy Norcross, CEO, Cape Cod Chamber, West Barnstable
  • Jim Rooney, CEO, MCCA
  • Helen Spaulding, North Shore Arts Activist
  • Joe Thomas, Publisher, Spinner Magazine
  • Joe Thompson, CEO, Mass MOCA
  • James A. Welu, Director, Worcester Art Museum
  • Jan Del Sesto, General Director, Boston Lyric Opera
  • Katherine Sloan, President, Massachusetts College of Art

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