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 2013.
Jim Rappaport, Finance Committee Chairman
finance (at) massfiscal (dot) org
Jim Rappaport is the CEO of Specialty Hospitals of America, LLC and serves as the CEO and Chairman of New Boston Fund, Inc. and has over 30 years of real estate investment experience. Mr. Rappaport, a long time fiscal conservative and leader of the pro taxpayer movement, was a candidate for United State Senate in 1990 against Senator John Kerry and served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 1992 to 1997 while William Weld was Governor. Mr. Rappaport is actively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including serving in a number of leadership positions for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and has served on the Board of Overseers of Boston's Children's Hospital. Mr. Rappaport is a member of both the Massachusetts and Vermont Bar. Mr. Rappaport holds a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Boston University School of Law.
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 can 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
- Frank L. McNamara Jr., Esq., Legal Counsel & Director
President and Owner, McNamara & Associates
John Esler, Director
Principal & Owner, Renewal by Andersen & Betterliving Sunrooms
- Mike Kane, Clerk & Director
Owner, 126 Self Storage Inc. & M.G Kane Properties Inc.
- Brad Williams, Director
Principal, Boston Investments Advisers, Inc.