Events

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    Boston

    Advisory Committee Lunch with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

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    The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's Advisory Committee is honored to host a round-table discussion with Congresswoman Elise Steanik (R-NY). Lunch will be served. Members of the Advisory Committee get to hear from distinguished local and national speakers throughout the year. Typically, the Advisory Committee hosts four events a year. This event will be held in downtown Boston and the location will be provided upon RSVP. If you are a member of the Advisory Committee, or would like to become a member, and RSVP to this event, please contact Anne Bresnahan by clicking here.

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    ELISE STEFANIK, CONGRESSWOMAN FROM NEW YORK

    Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York's 21st District in the House of Representatives in her second term in office. She is a Member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Chair for the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, she serves on the Subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Development and Workforce Protections. Additionally, she serves as Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Millennial Task Force.

    Congresswoman Stefanik is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.

    Prior to winning her election to Congress, Congresswoman Stefanik worked at her family's small business called Premium Plywood Products that was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago. Growing up in her family's small business, she learned, lived and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges, and risk that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs in today's Upstate economy.

    Congresswoman Stefanik served as Director of Vice-Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester.

    From 2006 - 2009, Congresswoman Stefanik served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff's office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

    As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Congresswoman Stefanik graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard's Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization.

    Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. She graduated cum laude from Albany Academy for Girls, the oldest continuous all girls' school in the country. She lives in Schuylerville, NY, with her husband Matt.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Lunch with Steve Poftak, General Manager of the MBTA

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    The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's Advisory Committee is honored to host a round-table discussion with Steve Poftak, the General Manager of the MBTA. Lunch will be served. Throughout the year, members of the Advisory Committee get to hear from distinguished local and national speakers throughout the year. Typically, the Advisory Committee hosts four events a year. This event will be held in downtown Boston and the location will be provided upon RSVP. If you are a member of the Advisory Committee, or would like to become a member, and RSVP to this event, please contact Anne Bresnahan by clicking here.

     

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    STEVE POFTAK, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MBTA

    Effective January 1, 2019, Steve Poftak joined the MBTA as General Manager. General Manager Poftak, who previously served as the Vice Chair of the Fiscal and Management Control Board and as a Director of the MassDOT Board since 2015, comes to the T from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

    Previously, Poftak was Research Director and Director of the Center for Better Government at the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research. Prior to that, he worked at the Commonwealth's Executive Office for Administration and Finance, where he managed the $1.3 billion capital budget, prepared the state's quarterly cash flow reporting, and monitored non-tax revenue receipts. Other experience includes service on the Commonwealth's Finance Advisory Board and Zero-Based Budget Commission.

    Poftak holds an MBA from the Olin School at Babson College and a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College. He is a Boston resident and has children who attend the Boston Public Schools.​​

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Past Events

    Some of Our Past Events in 2018 Include:

    -Lunch with Howard Kurtz of Fox News Sunday

    -lunch with Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review

    -Lunch with Maine Governor Paul LePage

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2017 Include:

    -Reception with Arizona Senator Jeff Flake

    -Lunch with WSJ Journalist Kimberley Strassel

    -Lunch with Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson

    -Round table Policy Discussion with Maine Congressman Bruce Poliquin

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2016 Include:

    -Reception with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson

    -Lunch with FEC Commissioner Lee Goodman

    -Brunch Reception with Governor Scott Walker

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2015 Include:

    -Reception with Ohio Governor John Kasich

    -Lunch Reception with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York

    -Lunch Reception with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington

    -Reception with Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

    -Reception with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    -Reception with Carly Fiorina, former CEO and Chairman of HP

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2014 Include:

    -Panel discussion with Baruch Feigenbaum, of the Reason Foundation and State Representative Geoff Diehl

    -AFF + IHS networking event in Boston

    -Forum at the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College

    -Lunch reception with the Honorable Kelly Ayotte, United State Senator of New Hampshire

    -Reception with Tom Woods, author

    -Panel discussion with Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policy Institute and State Representatives Jim Lyons and Lenny Mirra

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2013 Include:

    -Citizen watchdog training & panel discussion on the repeal of the tech tax

    -Professor Casey Mulligan discussion of his book, "The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy"

    -Panel discussion with Michael Tanner, senior fellow from the Cato Institute and State Representative Shaunna O'Connell

    -Lunch reception with George Donnelly, editor of the Boston Business Journal

    -Reception with Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review

    -Lunch reception with State Senator Bruce Tarr

    -Reception with Jeff Kuhner, WRKO & columnist for the Washington Times

    -Breakfast reception with Dave Andelman, CEO of Phantom Gourmet

     

    Some of Our Past Events in 2012 Include:

    -Lunch reception with David Frum, former White House Advisor, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor & columnist for Forbes

    -Reception with the Honorable Trey Grayson, head of Harvard's Institute of Politics and former Secretary of State of Kentucky

    -Reception with the Honorable Karyn Polito, former State Representative


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