Rick Green, Chairman of the Board
chairman (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Rick Green graduated from Cornell University, College of Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is married with two children and lives in Pepperell, Massachusetts. He is an entrepreneur who started his own small business with his brother all while earning his MBA at the same time. After years of dedication, their business has grown to over $60 million in annual revenue, employs over 120 people, is eBay's largest auto parts sellers online and one of the country's largest online auto parts companies. Rick knows how to build a Massachusetts business from scratch and how to create jobs. Rick was unanimously reelected as Chairman of the Board for 2014. You may follow Rick on Twitter @RickGreenMA.
John Esler, Finance Committee Chairman
finance (at) massfiscal (dot) org
John Esler is an entrepreneur who brings passion and commitment to every initiative he undertakes. Today, John owns four Renewal by Anderson dealerships across the country with over 400 employees. His core business belief is that a true leader is servant to employee, customer and community. John feels strongly that Massachusetts needs more leaders who believe that business, not government, drives job-filled economic recovery and that entrepreneurial spirit empowers the American dream. As a guest lecturer, student mentor and project sponsor at Babson College, he enjoys keeping abreast of the latest business thinking. John’s philanthropic pursuits include The Jimmy Fund, 15-40 Connection and Babson College. John has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and Marketing from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He is married, and he and his wife, Jeanne, have two children and live in Sutton, Massachusetts.
Paul D. Craney, Executive Director
paul (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Paul D. Craney graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and is originally from Rumson, New Jersey. He was appointed the Executive Director of Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance in February of 2012. Craney has been quoted in a number of local publications and writes a column in the Taunton Daily Gazette and Fall River Herald. You may follow Paul on Twitter @PaulDiegoCraney.
Carl Copeland, Political Director
carl (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Carl is a lifelong conservative activist with experience as Chairman, Treasurer and Advisor on the Committee to Elect Peter Blute in the 80’s and 90’s, campaign manager for State Reps. Ryan Fattman, Kim Ferguson and Kevin Kuros, and most recently served as Chief of Staff for both Representative Fattman and Kuros. Carl has twenty-four years of experience as an Executive Officer with a focus in finance.
Laurie Belsito, Legislative Director
laurie (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Laurie most recently worked in the Government Relations department at The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. There she served as the lead Research Associate for the Government Relations department. Laurie was tasked with providing rapid and in depth policy research, organizing outreach activities with members of Congress and their key staff and maintaining relationships with key groups of coalition partners that aided in the effectiveness of Heritage’s goals.
Michael Cowett, Research Assistant
michael (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Michael graduated from Harvard University with a degree in classical languages and a secondary field in government. He graduated cum laude in 2013. Before his graduation, he interned with Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance during the spring 2013 semester.
Directors & Officers
- Mark Cohen, Treasurer & Director
- Brian P. Bialas, Esq., Legal Counsel & Director
Associate, Foley Hoag, LLP
- Mike Kane, Clerk & Director
Owner, 126 Self Storage Inc. & M.G Kane Properties Inc.
- Jim Rappaport, Director
CEO of Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC & CEO and Chairman of New Boston Fund, Inc
- Frank McNamara Jr., Esq., Director
President & Owner, McNamara & Associates
- Brad Williams, Director
Principal, Boston Investments Advisers, Inc.