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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TREASURER-ELECT GOLDBERG ANNOUNCES TRANSITION TEAM LEADERS


TREASURER-ELECT GOLDBERG ANNOUNCES TRANSITION TEAM LEADERS
 
BOSTON, MA -- Treasurer-elect Deb Goldberg today named the following people to her transition committee, highlighting the wide-ranging experience of her leadership team.

"As we plan a robust agenda for the Treasurer's office, I am honored to have such talented, diverse, and innovative leaders help launch our transition," said Goldberg. "With their proven experience and track records, I am confident that we will have the right team in place to protect taxpayer dollars and bring new levels of transparency to state government as well as strengthen economic security, lead on wage equality, and expand financial literacy."
 
Chris Keohan, Executive DirectorThe Founder and Principal of CK StrategiesChris Keohan served as a senior advisor for Goldberg's campaign. His previous experience includes advising for Mayor Marty Walsh’s election last year, helping to develop one of the largest grassroots operations in Boston's history. Keohan, a 2003 graduate of Boston College, has also had a broad range of experience in local, state, and presidential campaigns.

Benaree Wiley, Senior Advisor: Benaree Pratt Wiley is Principal of The Wiley Group, a firm specializing in strategy, talent management, and leadership development and retention. She previously served as President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., an organization dedicated to increasing the representation of African-Americans in positions of leadership, influence, and decision-making in Greater Boston. A graduate of Howard University and Harvard Business School, Wiley is a Director of Howard University, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Efficacy Institute, and Dress for Success Boston. 

Fletcher Wiley, Senior Advisor: For more than two decades, Fletcher "Flash" Wiley has worked as a practicing attorney concentrating in the areas of corporate and commercial law, small business development, entertainment law, and real estate. Wiley currently serves as of counsel at the Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen, LLP. He served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at PRWT Services, Inc., a Philadelphia-based products and services company, and played a key role in building PRWT into one of the nation's largest minority-owned businesses. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Law School, Wiley is extensively involved in civic and charitable activities and founded the Governor's Commission on Minority Business Development.

Ruth Ellen Fitch, Co-Chair: Ruth Ellen Fitch is a successful leader of complex organizations. She served as President/CEO at The Dimock Center in Roxbury through 2013 and an Associate/Partner at Palmer & Dodge LLP for 20 years, retiring in 2003. Before attending Harvard Law School, Fitch served as the Director of the METCO program in the Brookline Public Schools. She currently serves as a director/trustee of several organizations and foundations.

Evelyn Murphy, Co-ChairThe Honorable Evelyn F. Murphy, former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, is the Founder and President of The WAGE Project, Inc., a national organization dedicated to eliminating the gender wage gap. A Ph.D. economist, she is the author of Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It. Murphy is also a Director of Citizens Energy Corporation and SBLI USA Life Insurance Company as well as a founding Director of the Commonwealth Institute.

Deb Goldberg served for six years on the Brookline Board of Selectmen, the last two as its chair. She is President of Adoptions With Love and on the Advisory Board at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Deb is also the Massachusetts Senate President’s appointee to the Treasurer’s Commonwealth Covenant Fund.

Deb is a graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School, and Harvard Business School. She grew up in Brookline where she still lives with her husband, Michael Winter, and their son and daughter, Evan and Meredith.

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