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Lottery Leadership Team

Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer & Receiver General

Deborah B Goldberg Treasurer and Receiver GeneralAs a businesswoman, local official and community leader, Deb Goldberg brings to the State Treasurer’s office innovative leadership, disciplined fiscal management and an unwavering commitment to ensure economic stability, security and opportunity for every Massachusetts resident.

Elected in 2014, Deb’s focus is to protect taxpayer dollars, bring new levels of transparency to state government and advance policies that break down barriers and create economic empowerment through wage equality, financial literacy and college savings plans to name a few.

Deb remains deeply aware that even as our economy recovers ahead of many other states, too many families struggle to maintain ongoing financial security, lacking the tools, resources and skills they need to get ahead.

Deb served for six years on the Brookline Board of Selectmen, including two as its Chair, bringing policy budgeting to the forefront and enabling the community to maintain financial flexibility, even in tough times. She worked collaboratively to increase the supply of affordable housing, promoted appropriate economic development and launched new environmental protection efforts.

Prior to her career in public service, Deb worked in retail operations, buying and consumer affairs at The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc., a business her family grew from a small grocery store in the North End into a $1.2 billion New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) company with 50,000 employees. At Stop & Shop, workers earned fair pay and good benefits to provide for their families.

Deb’s experience includes a range of non-profit initiatives that have empowered women, children and families. She understands and has leveraged public-private partnerships to offer creative, high-impact policy solutions that combat the societal inequities we face. She is the President of Adoptions with Love, a non-profit adoption agency, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Boston Food Bank. Deb was one of the Founders of Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a school for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and has been the Senate President’s appointee to the Commonwealth Covenant Fund in the Treasurer’s office since its inception.

A graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School and Harvard Business School, Deb grew up in Brookline where she still lives with her husband Michael Winter and their son, Evan, and daughter, Meredith.

Beth Bresnahan, Executive Director

Beth BresnahanBeth Bresnahan was appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery on February 12, 2014, making her the 11th director since the Lottery’s inception in 1971

Beth has played key roles in guiding the marketing and communications strategies at the Lottery for the better part of the past decade. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she served as the Lottery’s Assistant Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Communications, a role in which she helped develop engaging games, promotional programs and outreach strategies that resonated with the Lottery’s players.

As Executive Director, Beth is responsible for leading the operations of the Lottery’s five regional offices and its 400 employees, as well as a statewide network of over 7,400 retailers that work together to generate more than $4.85 billion in revenue and to return nearly $1 billion in profit to the Commonwealth for the 351 cities and towns.

Beth has more than 15 years of experience working in marketing, media relations and government. She first joined the Lottery’s executive staff in January 2005 as the agency’s Communications Director, vacating the position in mid-2007 to work at Boston-based communications firm Rasky Baerlein. She returned to the Lottery in 2011, soon after Treasurer Grossman took office. Her previous experience also includes communications roles at the state Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Environmental Protection, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also attended Salem State College.

Martin J Benison, Comptroller

Martin J BenisonMartin J. Benison has served as Comptroller of the Commonwealth since 1999. He is chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, First Vice President of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers and Past President of the National Association of State Comptrollers. Commissioner Benison brings extensive expertise in financial management and HR payroll systems and has been instrumental in moving citizens, vendors and employees from paper to web-based interactions with the Commonwealth. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Reading with his wife and three children.


 

Andrea J. Cabral, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety

Andrea J Cabral, Esq.


Andrea J. Cabral, Esq. was sworn in by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on January 23, 2013 as the Executive Secretary of Public Safety. From 2002 to 2013, she served as the Sheriff of Suffolk County and the first female sheriff in Massachusetts’ history. Secretary Cabral served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office from 1993-2002.

As Chief of District Court and Community Prosecutions, she trained and supervised 48 prosecutors in Suffolk County’s eight district courts and the Boston Municipal Court. She also created and was Chief of Suffolk County’s first major felony Domestic Violence Unit. From 1991 to 1993, Secretary Cabral worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Trial and Civil Rights Divisions of the Attorney General’s Office and an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office from 1987 to 1991.

She is the author of the book Obtaining, Enforcing and Defending 209A Restraining Orders in Massachusetts, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and co-author of the article, Creating Courtroom Accessibility from the book: Same-Sex Domestic Violence by Beth Levanthal and Sandra Lundy, Esq., Ph.D. In 2007, Secretary Cabral was named an Eisenhower Fellow and traveled to Australia for a month-long study of their criminal justice system.

In 2010, Secretary Cabral was one of 18 national experts appointed to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) by United States Attorney General Eric Holder. The SAB was created to bridge the gap between research and practice in the criminal justice fields. It provides an extra-agency review of and recommendations for the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. She is on the boards of the Mass Mentoring Partnership, the Fenway Community Health Center and the Dimock Community Health Center.

Secretary Cabral is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.

Tim McMahon, Commissioner

Tim McMahonTimothy McMahon, appointed by Governor Patrick, currently serves as Undersecretary for Administration at the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.  He brings to the Lottery Commission over ten years of experience in operations as the Chief Operating Officer at the Massachusetts State Lottery and as Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Industrial Accidents.  Commissioner McMahon serves on the Board of Directors of Y.O.U., Inc., a leading child welfare and behavioral health organization located in central Massachusetts.  He received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts.  He resides in Holden with his wife and two children. 

 

 

Beth I. Z. Boland, Commissioner

Beth I.Z. BolandBeth I. Z. Boland, appointed by Governor Patrick, is a partner at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen in its Boston offices. She concentrates her practice on consumer/shareholder class actions, corporate governance and securities issues. Recently named one of Massachusetts’ “most influential attorneys,” she represents clients in SEC and attorney general investigations, shareholder disputes and derivative actions, and fraudulent sales practice class actions and privacy issues in a variety of industries, including financial services, high-tech and manufacturing/retail. Active on many fronts in the legal community, Commissioner Boland co-chaired the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Corporate Governance and recently received from the Women’s Bar Association its highest honor, the Lelia J. Robinson Award, in recognition of her contributions to the legal profession and the greater community. She received her A.B. with honors from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Dover with her husband and three children.