The Springfield Regional Chamber will welcome Secretary Michael J. Heffernan for the last Pastries, Politics, and Policy event of 2017. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th, 9-10am at the UMass Center at Springfield. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:30am. This event will mark Secretary Heffernan's debut to Western Massachusetts.
Secretary Heffernan joined Governor Charlie Baker's cabinet as Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in August 2017. In his role, Secretary Heffernan is in charge of formulating the governor's budget plan, providing guidance on the economy, and implementing the state government's $40 billion operating and $2 billion capital budgets. Secretary Heffernan also manages numerous state administrative agencies including the Department of Revenue (tax administration and economic forecasting), the Human Resources Division (talent recruitment and management), the Group Insurance Commission (employee and retiree health insurance), the Operational Services Division (procurement), and the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (state facilities). Click here for more information and to register.