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Eileen McAnneny joined the staff of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation as its President in February, 2015. Founded in 1932, the Taxpayers Foundation is widely recognized as the state's premier public policy organization dealing with state spending, tax and economic policies. The Foundation's record of high quality research and non-partisan analysis has earned the organization broad credibility on Beacon Hill and across the state.
Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has won 16 prestigious national awards for its work on a wide array of topics, including health care, business costs, capital spending, state and municipal finances, transportation restructuring, and state government reform.
Ms. McAnneny, an attorney, comes to the Foundation after more than 20 years of government relations, public policy, advocacy and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors in Massachusetts. She held executive level positions at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, serving as its President and CEO; at Fidelity Investments as a Director of Public Policy; and at Associated Industries of Massachusetts as its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, where she focused on health care and tax policy issues for the employer community.
Ms. McAnneny worked in the public sector a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Revenue of the Massachusetts legislature, playing a key role in numerous significant tax policy changes, including reforms to the corporate tax code, an overhaul of the Appellate Tax Board, amendments to DOR’s administrative practices and updates to unclaimed property collections.
A cum laude graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School, Ms. McAnneny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a juris doctorate in law. She is a Commissioner of the Group Insurance Commission and on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Central Bank.
Vice President for Policy and Research
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Andrew Bagley joined the Foundation in 2007 and was named Director of Research and Public Affairs in 2008.
In 1989 Mr. Bagley co-founded International Strategies Inc., an Internet software company developing tools for global business for Fortune 500 clients that was sold in 2006. Previously he was Deputy Secretary and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade in the second Dukakis administration and staff member to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas.
Mr. Bagley has a B.A. in government and philosophy from Colby College, an M.A. in economics from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in city and regional planning from Harvard University where he was a department scholar.
Director of Policy and Research
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Doug Howgate joined the Foundation in 2015.
Mr. Howgate is the Director of Research and Public Policy at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Howgate was previously Deputy Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts Port Authority and served as Budget Director at the Senate Ways and Means Committee from 2010 to 2014. He holds a bachelors degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a masters degree from Georgetown University
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Andrea D'Attilio joined the Foundation in March of 2015 from State Street Corporation where she was a Project Analyst with Corporate Audit and prior to that a Business Analyst in Mutual Fund Services. Before joining State Street in 2006, Andrea worked in marketing and communications at a software company.
A graduate of Suffolk University, Ms. D’Attilio studied political science and worked for the Massachusetts State Senate for several years specializing in community relations and communications.
These unique experiences have provided a very solid foundation in communications, research and managing projects.