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Brian Dempsey

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Brian Dempsey

P: 617.348.1897
E: BSDempsey@mlstrategies.com

One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111

Brian S. Dempsey


Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Brian is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ML Strategies, and oversees our Boston and Washington, DC operations, working closely with the government relations teams in both offices.

Experience

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he has represented the City of Haverhill. Elected to his first term in the House in 1991, he served four terms as the House Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, where he authored seven House Budget proposals, and held a number of additional leadership positions, serving 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.

Over the course of his service in the House, Brian participated in drafting many key legislative items, including these notable bills:

    House Bill 2619, An Act Expanding Gaming in the Commonwealth (co-author)

    Chapter 240 of the Acts of 2010, An Act Relative to Economic Development Reorganization (co-author)

    Chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, An Act Relative to Green Communities (co-author)

    Economic Stimulus I: An Act Relative to Investments in Emerging Technologies to Promote Job Creation, Economic Stability and Competitiveness in the Massachusetts Economy (co-author)

Outside of the political arena, Brian has worked as an insurance broker, and has owned and operated the Brian S. Dempsey Insurance Agency in Haverhill, Massachusetts for over 20 years.

Education

    B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell

Recognitions & Awards

    Massachusetts Bar Association, Legislator of the Year (2013)

    Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus, Good Guy Award (2016)

    Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Committed to Access Award (2017)

    Boston Children's Hospital, Child Health Hero (2017)

    Greater Boston Food Bank, Public Advocate of the Year (2012)

Professional & Community Involvement

    Massachusetts House of Representatives (1991 – 2017)

    Haverhill City Council (1988 – 1991: vice president, 1989; president, 1990)

    Member, Board of Directors, Foster Kids of the Merrimack Valley

    Member, Board of Directors, Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.

    Corporator, Pentucket Bank

    Member, Haverhill Democratic City Committee