Veteran legislator Brian S. Dempsey, Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, is joining ML Strategies, a wholly-owned consulting subsidiary of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. Mr. Dempsey will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) starting in September 2017. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office.
Mr. Dempsey has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1991 and in his current position as House Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means for seven consecutive budget cycles. His time in office has included such other leadership roles as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Service; Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology; House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; and House Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
“We are excited to welcome Brian to ML Strategies. Brian is a dynamic leader and someone with a track record for success. He is well-respected not only by his colleagues in the House and Senate, but also leaders throughout all levels of government and the business community,” said Stephen P. Tocco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ML Strategies. “We are confident that Brian will bring great depth and a unique perspective to our clients and to our team in his COO leadership role.”
Prior to entering public service, Mr. Dempsey founded his own business as an insurance broker. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley; the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.; and the Essex County Anti-Gang Council.