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Personnel File - Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 .: The State House News Service

Personnel File - Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Who's On the Move?

... The largest non-profit housing provider in western Massachusetts has a new CEO ... Transportation for Massachusetts has brought on a veteran State House aide to help out with the Great Transportation Debate of 2020 ... a former aide to DA Rollins has joined the staff of a Boston city councilor ... Vote Solar has a new northeast director ... and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has a new government affairs specialist, with ties to Beacon Hill ... Please enjoy the Personnel File ...


PETE WILSON, who was a top aide to former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and former House Ways and Means Chairman Charley Murphy, has joined Transportation for Massachusetts as senior advisor. He started Monday. The coalition said Wilson "will help coordinate advocacy efforts through the end of this two-year session which culminates in early January 2021. "T4MA is excited to have an experienced State House voice joining us at this critical time for transportation policy. Pete will be a trusted advisor to the coalition from Day One," said Chris Dempsey, director of Transportation of Massachusetts. Wilson in 2018 got personally involved in a successful effort to preserve threatened commuter bus service from a stop in his hometown of Kingston to Boston. More recently, Wilson worked for the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, a trade group representing health insurance companies. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a master's degree in history from The George Washington University.


CAITLIN FLEISHMAN has joined District 5 City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo's office as chief of staff. She arrives from Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' office where she was digital director following her work as a field organizer.


Way Finders Inc., the largest nonprofit housing provider in western Massachusetts, has named LAUREEN BORGATTI of Agawam as chief operating officer. She has worked for Way Finders for 27 years, most recently as chief of staff and chief administrative officer. Borgatti is also the board chair of the Human Service Forum, an organization that assists people throughout the Pioneer Valley. "Laureen has consistently demonstrated extraordinary leadership, and her institutional knowledge after so many years of service to the organization is invaluable as we chart our path for the future," Way Finders CEO Peter Gagliardi said. "She has a deep understanding of the multitude of programs we administer, our complex staffing structure, and has built strong relationships with our partners and funders. Most recently, Laureen has served as our internal project manager for the construction of our new Housing Center, soon to be completed in April 2020."

Vote Solar has brought on STEPHAN ROUNDTREE, JR. as northeast director for the region that includes Massachusetts and New York. Roundtree comes to the advocacy group from WE ACT for Environmental Justice in Harlem. Roundtree is originally from Dunstable, and he co-directs the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's public affairs team named CAMERON DOHERTY as government affairs and outreach strategist, effective Monday. Doherty previously worked as a research and policy analyst for the Joint Committee on Financial Services. He is a graduate of Boston University and is an MBA candidate at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

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