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Lottery Leadership Team

Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer & Receiver General

Deborah B Goldberg Treasurer and Receiver GeneralAs a businesswoman, local official and community leader, Deb Goldberg brings to the State Treasurer’s office innovative leadership, disciplined fiscal management and an unwavering commitment to ensure economic stability, security and opportunity for every Massachusetts resident.

Elected in 2014, Deb’s focus is to protect taxpayer dollars, bring new levels of transparency to state government and advance policies that break down barriers and create economic empowerment through wage equality, financial literacy and college savings plans to name a few.

Deb remains deeply aware that even as our economy recovers ahead of many other states, too many families struggle to maintain ongoing financial security, lacking the tools, resources and skills they need to get ahead.

Deb served for six years on the Brookline Board of Selectmen, including two as its Chair, bringing policy budgeting to the forefront and enabling the community to maintain financial flexibility, even in tough times. She worked collaboratively to increase the supply of affordable housing, promoted appropriate economic development and launched new environmental protection efforts.

Prior to her career in public service, Deb worked in retail operations, buying and consumer affairs at The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc., a business her family grew from a small grocery store in the North End into a $1.2 billion New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) company with 50,000 employees. At Stop & Shop, workers earned fair pay and good benefits to provide for their families.

Deb’s experience includes a range of non-profit initiatives that have empowered women, children and families. She understands and has leveraged public-private partnerships to offer creative, high-impact policy solutions that combat the societal inequities we face. She is the President of Adoptions with Love, a non-profit adoption agency, and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Boston Food Bank. Deb was one of the Founders of Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a school for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and has been the Senate President’s appointee to the Commonwealth Covenant Fund in the Treasurer’s office since its inception.

A graduate of Boston University, Boston College Law School and Harvard Business School, Deb grew up in Brookline where she still lives with her husband Michael Winter and their son, Evan, and daughter, Meredith.

Michael R. Sweeney, Executive Director

Michael R. Sweeney was appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission on November 2, 2015, after having previously been named Interim Executive Director effective July 1 of the same year.

Prior to joining the Lottery, Sweeney served as Deputy General Counsel at the Massachusetts State Treasury, a post he held since 2010.  In that role, Sweeney provided legal counsel for a variety of programs, including the Unclaimed Property Division, the Small Business Banking Partnership and the State Board of Retirement. He previously worked as Planning Director for the city of Lawrence, where he also had served as a City Councilor. Sweeney lives in Lawrence, received his B.A. from University of Massachusetts Amherst and his J.D. from the City University of New York Law School.


Thomas Shack III, Comptroller

Thomas Shack IIIThomas Shack III was sworn in as the 18th Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in May of 2015. Commissioner Shack has served the Office of the Comptroller since 2012, most recently as Deputy Comptroller and Chief Financial and Operating Officer managing the Commonwealth’s multi-billion dollar per year operating budget. Prior to joining the Comptroller’s Office, Shack spent eight years as Chief of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office and served in private practice. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from New England Law Boston and a Masters of Business Administration from The American University. Shack has also held multiple senior management roles in the private sector.


Daniel Bennett, Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Daniel BennettDaniel Bennet was appointed Secretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in January 2015 by Governor Charles Baker. As Public Safety Secretary, he has oversight of a $1.1 billion public safety budget and the secretariat’s 13 agencies, boards and commissions with their 9,500 state employees. Bennett is charged with providing strategic leadership, including policy development which aides in crime prevention, ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors in the Commonwealth. All EOPSS agencies fall within four categories: law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic sciences and homeland security.

Bennett’s legal career began as an assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. He was then a prosecutor in the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, where he was in the gang unit. He left government service to have his own practice for eight years.

In 2007, he returned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as Senior Trial Counsel. He was co-counsel on the Neil Entwistle murder trial and prosecuted the John Odgren and Sean Fitzpatrick murder trials.

At the time of his appointment as Public Safety Secretary, Bennett actively served as senior first assistant District Attorney in the Worcester County Office of the District Attorney for four years. He was responsible for monitoring all felony prosecutions in Worcester Superior Court as well as mentoring incoming assistant district attorneys. He also tried several major murder cases himself with many successes; among them first degree murder convictions in the cases of three men charged with the 1994 murder of Kevin Harkins, whose body was never found. In 2013, Bennett was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.

Secretary Bennett is a resident of Sherborn.


Meghan S. Liddy

Meghan S LiddyMeghan S. Liddy, appointed by Governor Baker, is Senior Vice President of Investment Real Estate at Middlesex Savings Bank.  In her current role, she originates and manages relationships with real estate investors/developers across many product types including office, industrial and hospitality projects.  She previously led a commercial lending team at Middlesex Savings Bank with responsibility for new business development and management of a $430 million loan portfolio.  She has been a commercial banker for two decades, including positions at Eastern Bank, Banknorth and most recently at Fidelity Bank.

Commissioner Liddy holds a bachelor’s of science in hotel, restaurant, and travel administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA, business administration, from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society).

Anthony J. Salvidio, II

Anthony Salvidio Anthony J. Salvidio, II, appointed by Governor Baker, is a Director and chairman of the Commercial Lending Department at the law firm of Fletcher Tilton in its Worcester office. He concentrates his practice in corporate and commercial law. Commissioner Salvidio has extensive experience representing national, regional and local commercial lending institutions in a wide array of secured, unsecured and other debt financing transactions. In addition, he represents and advises borrowers on all aspects of their financing requirements including: acquisition financing; capital and recapitalization financing; bond financing (public and private placement); mezzanine and bridge financing; and restructuring debt.

Commissioner Salvidio is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. He earned his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. from Columbia University.