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Michelle Antonio Shell, Chair
Michelle Antonio Shell, Chair

Michelle A. Shell of Milton is currently senior vice president of research at LPL Financial. She has a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of science in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, Michelle Shell serves on the board of directors for Community Servings, Inc., which offers free, home-delivered meals and nutrition education to people dealing with critical illness, and on the board of My Sister's Keeper, a women-led, women-focused agency focused on improving the lives of Sudanese women.



Barbara T. Capuano
Barbara T. Capuano

Barbara T. Capuano is a Certified Public Accountant, currently employed at Raphael & Raphael LLP, a Boston accounting firm.

Ms. Capuano is a member of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and the Children’s Hospital Community Health Board.

She earned her MBA from Babson College in 1976, after receiving her B.S. in Math and Education from Boston State College in 1974. She became a CPA in 1978.

Ms. Capuano is married to Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA). They have two sons, Michael and Joseph.



Michelle Consalvo
Michelle Consalvo

Michelle Consalvo is the Executive Director of Government and Community Affairs at Boston University.  She was previously vice president of external affairs for AT&T; New England.

Consalvo worked as an attorney in private practice, consulting with state and local government officials on behalf of corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups.

She served as director of legislative services for Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state's largest employers association, and also worked at Northeastern University as director of state relations. In the Massachusetts Legislature, Consalvo served as staff director to the Committee on Ethics and as chief aide to State Representative Kevin Honan. A graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School, Consalvo was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1995.



Mark Erlich
Mark Erlich

Erlich of Jamaica Plain is executive secretary-treasurer for the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, a position he's held since 2005. NERCC represents 22,000 carpenters, pile drivers, shop and millmen, and floorcoverers working in the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Erlich has held multiple positions in trade unions since becoming an active member of the Carpenters Union Local 40 in Boston in 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University in history and sociology and is the author of two books and numerous articles on labor and political issues.



Carol Fulp
Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New Englandís premier organization dedicated to leadership development and talent management solutions for professionals of color. Prior to her appointment to the Partnership, Fulp was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Initiatives at John Hancock Financial. There she led the companyís $12 million philanthropic giving program and created the largest corporate summer jobs program of its kind in the country.

Given her leadership in business and public service, President Obama appointed Fulp as a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly.  Fulp is an appointed trustee of the University of the Virgin Island, the Boston Public Library, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation.  She also serves on the board of directors of American Student Assistance Corporation, the Womenís Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School, and is the founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest professional womenís conference in the country, attracting 7,000 attendees each year.

Fulp is a graduate of the University of the State of New York and is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and Founder of Middlesex Bank Trust Company.  They reside in Boston.



David R. Giblin
David R. Giblin

Giblin of Westborough is general manager of the Boston Marriott Copley Place, a position he has held since 2005. While there he successfully executed a four-year, $88 million renovation and repositioning of the 1,147-room convention hotel. He is also a Trustee of Marlborough Hospital/UMass Memorial. Giblin oversaw the operation of several hotels, including serving as general manager of the Boston Marriott Quincy and the Boston Marriott Newton. He has also worked for Marriott International in Chicago, where he served as regional director of national accounts for the Midwest. Giblin holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.



Scott Jordan
Scott Jordan

Scott Jordan is the Deputy Secretary for Capital Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs in the state's Executive Office for Administration and Finance (A&F). He serves on the MCCA Board of Directors as the designee for A&F Secretary Jay Gonzalez..

Prior to serving in the Executive Office for A&F, Mr. Jordan was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. He also has served as Director of Finance for the City of Lawrence, Director of Debt Finance for A&F, and at the state Office of Tax Policy Analysis.

Mr. Jordan graduated from Harvard's Kennedy School and also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Vanessa Otero
Vanessa Otero

Otero of Chicopee holds the position as the director of the North End Campus Coalition, a network of providers working to address the health disparities in the North End neighborhood of Springfield. She also runs her own consulting firm that specializes in grant writing, program development and professional development. Prior to this, Otero worked as a parent facilitator for the Springfield Public School District, and as program design and management manager for the Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start Program. She previous served as Migrant Head Start Specialist for the same organization. Otero holds a bachelor's degree from Smith College and a master public policy degree from UMass - Amherst.



Ronald W. Rakow
Ronald W. Rakow

Ronald W. Rakow is the designee of the temporary collector-treasurer of the City of Boston and serves ex officio on the MCCA's board. He has been commissioner of the city of Boston Assessing Department since 1992. Rakow previously served as director of the department's tax policy and research operations and has been working with the City of Boston Assessing Department since 1986.

Mr. Rakow has been a frequent speaker on property tax and municipal finance issues to many groups, including Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Appraisal Institute, the International and Massachusetts Associations of Assessing Officers and the Boston Bar Association.

He holds a degree in economics from Boston University as well as a certificate in administration and management from Harvard University.

A resident of West Roxbury, Ronald is married to wife Mary and has one son, William.



Ann Conlon Roosevelt
Ann Conlon Roosevelt

Roosevelt of Cambridge is the president of Roco Real Estate in Cambridge, which she has owned since 1980. She is also currently servings as director of the Environmental League of Massachusetts after previously serving as that group’s president. She also serves as a trustee at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge - the first female trustee in the group’s history. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree in political science from Boston University.



Paul J. Sacco
Paul J. Sacco

Sacco is president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, a statewide trade association representing and promoting The Massachusetts' lodging industry. He has previously served as chief executive officer of the Belvedere Hotels Ltd., senior vice president of Sales and Marketing and as a vice president for regional operations for Omni Hotels. He has also managed a number of hotels in his extensive career including managing director of the Omni Parker House Downtown Boston and the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

He is also the former executive director for the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.



Darryl S. Settles

Darryl Settles is president and founder of WiSe, whose mission is to create vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods by fostering the development of multi-family affordable housing in urban communities in partnership with local non-profits.

Settles is also the president of D'Ventures Limited, LLC, a business consulting and investment company based in Boston, where he has successfully fused his passions for music and hospitality by transforming unique concepts into acclaimed events and establishments.

D'Ventures projects have included the Beehive Restaurant & Lounge, which Settles helped found and develop. He entered the restaurant business in 1990 when he purchased Bob's Southern Bistro and repositioned the restaurant to include live jazz music, full carryout service, catering services and an expanded menu.

Most recently, Settles has returned to the space and created Darryl's Corner Kitchen and Bar, with a focus on classic comfort foods with modern techniques.

Settles has received a myriad of awards for his leadership and vision over the years and was most recently awarded the Tiffany "10" Community Award and the Bostonian We-Are-Boston Community Leadership Award. He was also named by [email protected] as one of the "100 Players of Boston's Nightlife."

In 2001, Settles started the BeanTown Jazz Festival, a weekend of local and national music, food and art. He also founded BeanTown Sounds, an artist-booking agency specializing in the finest jazz, soul, blues and top 40 bands in the Boston area in 2003. He works with Berklee College of Music to produce future festivals and other jazz related events.

Settles also contributes his time to local boards, institutions and civic organizations, including the Metropolitan District Commission; Berklee College of Music advisory board; the Huntington Theater board; the Museum of Fine Arts board; and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association board.

Settles received his B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.