Leadership Team

headshot-2014-ma.jpgRick Green, Chairman of the Board


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 three 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 $100 million in annual revenue, employs over 200 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 2015. You may follow Rick on Twitter @RickGreenMA.

JamesRappaport.jpgJim Rappaport, Finance Chairman


Jim Rappaport is a real estate developer, entrepreneur, attorney, and political activist. He currently serves as Chairman of Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC and Chairman and CEO of New Boston Fund, Inc. After graduating from the Wharton School in 1977, Rappaport earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law. In 1985, Rappaport was elected Chairman of the Mass Taxpayers Committee, an organization that provided political education for fiscally responsible Massachusetts legislators. In 1990, Rappaport was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. He was Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party and a member of the Republican National Committee from 1992 to 1997. In 2002, he ran for the Massachusetts Republican nomination for Lt. Governor. Rappaport is a past member of the Board of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Jewish Vocational Service of Boston, as well as the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Social Planning and Allocations Committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Rappaport was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, as well as previously serving on the Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital. Rappaport and his wife, Cecelia live in Boston. He has three children, James, Jessica, and Joshua and two grandchildren, Wylie and Lucy.

CraneyPhoto.JPGPaul D. Craney, Executive Director


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.jpgCarl Copeland, Political Director


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_Craney.jpgLaurie Belsito, Legislative Director


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 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. He is originally from Providence, Rhode Island; grew up in Ohio; and now lives in Everett, Mass.


Directors & Officers

  • Mark Cohen, Treasurer & Director
  • Brian P. Bialas, Esq., Legal Counsel & Director
  • Mike Kane, Clerk & Director

          Owner, 126 Self Storage Inc. & M.G Kane Properties Inc

  • Danielle Huntley, Director

          Associate, Lataif, LLC

  • Cindy Terwilliger, Director
  • Brad Williams, Director




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