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    Press Release: MassFiscal Adds Two New Directors

    For Immediate Release Press Release Contact: Paul Craneypaul@massfiscal.orgJanuary 18, 2018   MassFiscal Announces Two New Directors BOSTON – Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, the Commonwealth’s leading non-profit advocating for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government, is proud to announce two new additions to their staff heading into 2018.Anne J. Bresnahan, an entrepreneur and well-known political and nonprofit fundraiser with broad national and international experience, began serving as Finance Director in December of 2017. An alumna of Peter Torkildsen’s (R-MA6) successful campaign for US Congress, she also managed Bob Maginn’s campaign for MA State Treasurer and served on the Mitt Romney for U.S. President Massachusetts Finance Committee.Her international experience includes almost a decade living and working in Africa, where she served as Country Director in South Africa and Nigeria for the International Republican Institute and conducted political campaign skills and executive-legislative relations training. In South Africa, she instituted the country’s first ever political debate in KwaZulu-Natal and was instrumental in strengthening communications between elected officials and administrators in the post-apartheid era.In her role as Finance Director, Bresnahan will oversee the non-profit's fundraising operations and assist with strategic partnership and outreach. A graduate of Northeastern University, Bresnahan is a resident of Danvers and enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and tennis. Paul D. Craney, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Spokesperson, stated, "Anne's extensive fundraising career, both in Massachusetts and abroad will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our robust fundraising operations." Additionally, Paul F. Gangi joined the staff as Program Director beginning on January 16, 2018. A seven-year veteran of the State House, Gangi oversaw the operations of the Office of State Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) from 2011 until 2018. While at the State House, Paul worked extensively on policy issues related to government reform, reducing state spending, and the state budget.Gangi has been involved with over a dozen state and local campaigns across New England, and has extensive experience working to elect fiscally responsible candidates at all levels of government. He has held senior leadership positions in Representative Lyons’s campaigns since 2010, when Lyons defeated Barbara L’Italien, the then Vice-Chair of Ways & Means Committee and the highest-ranking legislator to lose office that cycle.In his role as Program Director, Gangi will work closely with current staff, as well as the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Board of Directors, to further the organization's mission of advocating for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increasing economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth. "Paul brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the table," commented Craney. " His unique political and legislative background will provide an invaluable perspective and make us a more effective organization." # # #
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    MassFiscal re-elects Mark Cohen to Board Chairman

    Last week, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Board of Directors convened their annual meeting and unanimously re-elected Mark Cohen as Chairman. Mark first began serving as chair in September of 2017, after having served on the MassFiscal Board since 2012.An entrepreneur and businessman, Mark is the current CEO of OPRSystems, Inc., which he co-founded in 1989. The company is now one of the largest independent commercial recyclers in New England, with its 76,000-sq. ft. plant in Wilmington, MA. In addition, he also co-founded Waste Focus LLC 14 years ago, now a leader in the waste minimization industry, managing thousands of facilities’ trash and recycling across the U.S.Mark brings a wealth of business knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit to his role as Chairman. MassFiscal was able to close out an impressive year of growth and success in 2017.You may read more about Mark and MassFiscal's leadership team here.
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