PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Town of Sterling, MA.  2007 – 2014

 Town Administrator.  Population 8,000.  $21 million budget.  Accomplishments:

  • Balanced budget every year with no override and no layoffs; Maintained and grew reserves; Added budget info and graphics to Town Meeting warrant.
  • Established Town’s first employee performance review system.
  • Spearheaded creation and implementation of new Town website.
  • Initiated and facilitated Selectmen’s annual goal setting session. Developed Action Plan to implement goal tasks; 60% of tasks were completed.
  • Instituted regular Dept. Head staff meetings and All-Boards Meetings.

 

Human Rights Education Associates, Concord, MA.   2005-2007

Financial and Administrative Consultant

  • Managed financial database and related tracking systems.
  • Prepared budgets and financial reports using QuickBooks.
  • Recommended administrative, personnel, and contract management procedures.
  • Coordinated and assisted with grant proposals.

 

Town of Braintree, MA.  2000 – 2005

Town Administrator, $85 million budget.  Accomplishments include:

  • Resolved $6.7 million deficit without an override, utilizing impact bargaining, service cuts, hiring/spending freeze, and new user fees.
  • Developed and successfully implemented new solid waste collection program.
  • Initiated and facilitated Selectmen’s annual goal setting session. Developed Action Plan to implement goal tasks; 66% of tasks were completed.
  • Managed Town’s first successful multi-year road construction program.
  • Created and obtained funding for new Finance Director position.
  • Instituted Dept. Head staff meetings and High Performance Team Building.
  • Implemented new Department of Public Works and DEP Admin. Consent Order.

 

Town of Sudbury, MA.

1997-2000:   Assistant Town Manager

1988-1996:   Budget and Personnel Officer

1986-1988:   Budget Analyst

Assistant Town Manager for 210 employees in 20 departments.  Developed and managed $40 million budget.  Served as Acting Town Manager.  Made recommendations to Finance Committee and Selectmen.  Accomplishments include:

  • Saved several hundred thousand dollars in Town’s insurance costs.
  • Reorganized to successfully create Town’s first Department of Public Works.
  • Negotiated 4 % Union concession, saving $1,000,000 in payroll per year.
  • Developed first Employee Handbook for a municipality in Massachusetts.
  • Designed and built Town’s first computerized employee database.
  • Developed 10-year historical report for budget monitoring.
  • Participated in several successful overrides and debt exclusions.

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Administration & Finance, 1985-86.

Commonwealth of Mass., Research Associate, Board of Regents Higher Ed., 1985.

Harvard University, Assistant to Director, Instructional Research/Eval., 1979-83.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government: Masters of Public Policy.

University of Illinois: M.S., Biology.

Tufts University: B.S. (Cum Laude), Psychology.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL and VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS

 

Community Preservation Committee, Town of Concord, MA, 2017-Present.

Finance Committee, Town of Concord, MA, 2005-2008 and 2014-2017.

Conantum KWC Board of Directors, 2015-Present.

Communities for Restorative Justice, Green Team, 2013-Present.

Domestic Violence Service Network, Volunteer Advocate, 2013-Present.

Concord Land Conservation Trust, Volunteer Photographer, 2016-Present.

Sterling Lancaster Cable TV Community Service Award, 2013.

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Volunteer Photographer, 2014-Present.

Concord Carlisle Television, Host and Producer of “Who Cares?!”, 2006-2008.

Concord Carlisle Community Chest, Allocation Committee, 2006.

ICMA Credentialed Manager 2003-2014.

Massachusetts Municipal Managers Association 1986-2014.