Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, the Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, as well as to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Recovery, and the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
Senator Eldridge will discuss the committees in which he is involved that impact local businesses, such as Committee on Community Development and Small Business (where he serves as Vice Chair) and House Ways and Means Committee (where he serves as Vice Chair).
Thomas G. Shack III Esq., Comptroller of the Commonwealth
Ethics, Morality and the Modern Business Environment
In today’s quickly evolving business environment it is as important as ever to differentiate between morals and ethics.
This discussion will explore the difference between the two and renew participants’ understanding of how to recognize and dissect ethical issues before they become professional problems.
Members: no charge
Approved for up to 2.4 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.
Approved for up to 2.4 FP&A recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.
about the speakers
Senator James Eldridge
State Senator Jamie Eldridge has served as State Senator for the Middlesex and Worcester district since January 2009. Previously, Jamie served as State Representative for the 37th Middlesex district, after being elected the only Clean Elections candidate to public office in Massachusetts history in November 2002. Jamie is known for his leadership and independence on behalf of his constituents, which was illustrated in the very first vote he took after being sworn in –voting against Tom Finneran as Speaker of the House. Since then, Jamie has focused his energies in the House and in the Senate on enhancing public education, stimulating the economy, promoting campaign and ethics reform, protecting the environment, improving public safety, expanding access to health care, and improving public transportation. A lifelong Acton resident, Jamie is a product of Acton’s public schools, graduating from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in 1991. Jamie’s commitment to public service was on display at an early age as he co-founded the high school’s community service organization, Acton Boxborough Community Outreach (ABCO). Jamie is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he was President of the Student Body, and Boston College Law School, where he served as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) for two years. While in law school, Jamie became interested in a new area of public interest law called Community & Economic Development law, which he continues to support to this day.
Thomas G. Shack III, Esq
On May 15, 2015, Tom Shack was appointed the 18th Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Created in 1922, the Comptroller’s office is a uniquely independent and apolitical overseer of more than $60 billion in governmental and other funding sources and twelve million business transactions annually. In addition, the Comptroller oversees the Commonwealth’s major audit functions ensuring security, transparency, accountability, and service delivery across all branches of state government. Prior to joining the Comptroller’s staff, Tom spent eight years as Chief of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office where, in addition to his leadership role, he carried a full trial caseload focusing on major felonies and high-profile prosecutions before the Supreme Judicial Court. Tom received his Juris Doctorate from New England Law│Boston where he was Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement and received the Dean’s Award for meritorious achievement and service to the school. He also holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Management from The American University in Washington, D.C. In the community Tom lectures extensively on legal, business, and ethics related issues and is a former editor of the Massachusetts Law Review. He has taught at Boston University School of Law and is currently a Lecturer-in-Law at New England Law│Boston.