MassFiscal Will Continue to Hold State House Leaders Accountable & Educate the Public
Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance unanimously elected Ann Sullivan of Dedham to serve as the next Chairman of the organization. Sullivan has served on the Board since 2019 and had previously served as the Board’s treasurer. Ann is the third Chair of the organization and is no stranger to the public, as she was often quoted and highlighted during last year’s ballot question against the income tax surtax.
An entrepreneur, businesswoman, and community philanthropist, Sullivan is the President and CEO of Metro Equipment Corporation, the Co-Founder and President of F&L Landscaping Corporation, and the founder and General Partner of OARS Enterprises.
In addition to her business activities, Sullivan is also a founding member and current member of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross and currently serves as Chair of the Board of a state community college. She has volunteered for past roles as a City of Boston Disparity Study Advisory Board Member, as a member of the Governor’s Transition Committee on Jobs and the Economy, and as a participant in the U.S. State Department-sponsored Women Business Leaders Summit in Arman, Jordan.
Ann was born and raised in Boston and currently resides in Dedham and studied business administration at both Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts.
She replaces longtime Chairman Mark Cohen, who handed off the gavel to Sullivan after helming the Alliance for six years beginning in 2017. Under Cohen’s leadership, the Alliance saw numerous victories including the successful closing of the union campaign finance loophole, the successful opposition to the 2020 Ranked Choice Voting ballot question, as well as the demise of the Transportation and Climate Initiative, opposition to which MassFiscal had made a hallmark issue. Cohen will continue to serve as a Director on the Board.
“I want to thank Mark Cohen for his steadfast leadership of the organization over the years. The Commonwealth is undoubtedly a better place due to Mark’s direction of MassFiscal and all we’ve been able to accomplish over the years due to his hard work and support. I look forward to the beginning of an equally successful tenure as Chair and am excited to get to work fighting for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increased economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth,” stated Sullivan.
“Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance will continue to be the voice of opposition at the State House. We will continue to hold State House leaders accountable and we will continue to educate the public. We understand this is our role and the taxpayers of Massachusetts need us to be successful,” concluded Paul Diego Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.