Government Affairs Breakfast - Senate President Spilka

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Name: Government Affairs Breakfast - Senate President Spilka
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Government Affairs Breakfast Forum with Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D - Ashland).  Sponsored by Winter Hill Bank 

Before being voted in as president by her Senate colleagues, she served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways & Means beginning in January 2015.  Prior to that, she served as the Senate Majority Whip (2013-2015), Assistant Majority Whip (2012-2013), Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies (2009-2012), and Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (2005-2009), a committee she helped originate.  She began her legislative career as a State Representative for the Seventh Middlesex district in 2001.
Prior to becoming a legislator, Senate President Spilka was in private practice as an arbitrator and mediator, specializing in labor and employment law and community and court mediation. In addition, she has been a facilitator and fact finder in disputes in the public and private sectors, as well as a trainer of adult mediation and school-based peer mediation programs, collaborative-based collective bargaining and conflict resolution strategies. She has also previously worked as a labor and employment attorney on behalf of employees, unions, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and the Commonwealth.
Senate President Spilka is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and holds a B.S. in Social Work from Cornell University. She has been married for over thirty five years to Joel S. Loitherstein, an environmental engineer, and has one adult step-daughter two adult sons—Heather, Scott and Jake—and a rescue dog named Lincoln.

Holiday Inn
30 Washngton Street
Somerville MA 02145
Date/Time Information:
7:45 A.M. Doors open
8:00 A.M. Breakfast buffet
8:20 A.M. Program begins
9:30 A.M. Program ends 
Contact Information:
Stephen Mackey
Members: $25/person; $200/Table of 8
Non-Members: $35/person; $280/Table of 8
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