Welcome to Season 3 of the Massachusetts Staffing Associations Senior Leadership Roundtable.
Building on our success of 8 sessions, this season is lining up to be some top notch sessions for staffing industry owners and senior managers.
As in the past, the sessions are strictly limited to 25 attendees in order to maximize the value of a round table format and to maintain an intimate setting with our expert facilitators.
Our first Senior Leadership Roundtable will focus on Lobbying.
Join fellow staffing agency owners and senior managers as they share intimate access to an all-star cast of the movers and shakers of legislation on Beacon Hill.
The why behind a bill being offered, who sponsors and co-sponsors the bill; what are the public and private forces behind offering a bill; when is it a bill vs when is it a referendum?
The path the bill takes; how does it move through committees, hearings, public vetting, modifications. How do we educate those inside the process on what is important to us as an industry as well as us personally?
How the bill formally becomes law; how enforcement is developed; when are there formal regulations; when are their guidelines; when - if ever - is the judiciary involved?
The All Star Cast:
In an intimate, true round-table setting, attendees will be able to interact directly with those who work and advance the laws of the Commonwealth daily:
Senator Michael J. Barrett, Democrat - Middlesex
Mike Barrett is serving his third term as State Senator for nine Massachusetts communities -- Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and large parts of Lexington and Sudbury.
He serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, a special Senate body charged with examining the performance of Executive branch programs and agencies.
Robert A. Rio, SVP & Counsel, AIM Government Affairs
Bob represents the interests of employers on environmental, energy, chemical and product legislation, as well as regulation and ballot questions. He has appeared on behalf of AIM in front of the Department of Public Utilities, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Public Safety
Bradley MacDougall, VP, AIM Government Affairs
Brad leads AIM’s taxation and employment law public policy practice. A former Congressional aide, he advises senior executives on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues such as intellectual property and trade secrets, regulatory reform, the state budget and economic development.
Tara O'Donnell, Partner Murphy Donoghue Partners
With more than 25 years of governmental affairs experience, Tara provides day-to-day client management and counsel to a variety of clients across varied industries, including biomedical/life science; health care; financial services; insurance; pharmaceutical; restaurant/hospitality; real estate development; technology; and telecommunications. Tara has worked in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives as well as the State Senate.
Heather Rowe, Chief of Investigations, Fair Labor Division, MA Attorney General
Heather leads the Fair Labor Division (FLD) division of the Attorney General's Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau. FLD investigations relate to violations of Massachusetts wage and hours laws under M.G.L. Chapter 149, M.G.L Chapter 151, and other related regulations and statutes.
She manages the civil and criminal investigative work of the FLD and oversees an investigative team of twenty wage and hour inspectors and collaborates with fifteen assistant attorney generals in Boston and three regional offices. Heather works to develop and implement policy, procedures and protocols for staff workflow, training initiatives, professional development, and other management duties for the division.