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Michael J. Heffernan, Guest Speaker



Michael 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.




Comparative Tax Policy and Administration

Examines the design and implementation of tax systems around the world. Provides practical tools to help formulate appropriate tax policies and tax administration.  Click for Details.



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