J. Heffernan serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue
for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Commissioner Heffernan is
responsible for administrating the tax, child support, and municipal
finance laws of the Bay State.
Heffernan spent nearly two decades
at Citigroup and its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers as a managing
director in its markets and banking division. He co-founded the tech
startup Mobiquity in 2011, and previously worked with NatWest Markets
and EF Hutton & Co.
Heffernan was candidate for Massachusetts
state treasurer in 2014. He then served on Governor Charlie Baker’s
transition team before being appointed to the Boards of MassPRIM and the
MBTA Retirement fund in early 2015.
Heffernan holds a bachelor’s
degree in economics from Georgetown University, an MBA in finance from
New York University, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.