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Longmeadow, MA 01106

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Professional Employment:

May 7, 2018 - Present (Term expires March 1, 2023) Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Member, Board of Review

•Appointed by Governor Charlie Baker

•The Massachusetts Legislature created the Board of Review (BOR), an independent, 3-member, quasi- judicial State Board to review unemployment cases decided by the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Hearings Department.

•The BOR serves workers and employers who wish to appeal a hearing decision.

The decisions of the Board affect eligibility for unemployment benefits, training, waiver of over- payments, business successorship, and related issues.

•The BOR decides unemployment appeals of the (DUA) hearing decisions. This is the last step in the administrative appeal process before a case may be appealed to district court.

January, 2004 - Present Michael Albano & Associates, Inc. - President/CEO -

•Multi-disciplinary consulting firm offering complete services in public affairs and government relations, multi-media communications and real estate development sectors.

January, 2009 - Present Professor, Asnuntuck Community College

•Adjunct Faculty - Professor - American Government

January, 2013 - January, 2017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Governor’s Councilor

•Elected on November 6, 2012 to a two-year term on the Governor’s Council representing the citizens of Western Massachusetts in the counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin, re-elected in 2014.

•The Governor’s Council is a Constitutional Office of the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, conducting confirmation hearings of all nominees submitted by the Governor and voting accordingly to confirm or deny such nominations, including the Judiciary; voting on all financial warrants as submitted by the Treasurer of the Commonwealth; and, constituent services.

1996-2004 Mayor, City of Springfield

•Michael Albano completed his fourth, two-year term as Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts in January, 2004. Springfield is the fourth largest city in New England with an annual budget of $450 million and over 7,000 employees. During the course of his administration, Mayor Albano balanced eight consecutive budgets earning an upgrade in the City’s Bond Rating by Standard and Poor’s.

•Mayor Albano was the public sector leader in the re-emergence of Springfield as the “capital” of Western Massachusetts with over $750 million in public and private development projects, including the Basketball Hall of Fame; the MassMutual Convention Center and the Dr. Seuss Memorial Exhibit.

1994-1995 Office of the State Auditor

•Appointed by State Auditor A. Joseph DeNucci

1993-1994 Special Parole Board Member

•Appointed by Governor William Weld

1982-1993 Massachusetts Parole Board

•Appointed by Governor Edward King, October 29, 1982

•Re-appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis, September, 1987

1974-1982 Probation Officer, Westfield District Court

•Appointed by Judge Sidney Cooley, September 3, 1974

Public Service:

•Springfield School Committee Member

(Elected November 1985; Term expired January 1990)

•Springfield Conservation Commissioner

(July 1990 to June 1992)

•Springfield Youth Commissioner


•Springfield City Councilor

(Elected 1991; re-elected 1993)

•City Council President/Acting Mayor

(1994 and 1995)

Past Adjunct Faculty Member:

•University of Massachusetts


•Springfield Technical Community College


•Asnuntuck Community College

1979-1981; 1992-1994

•Westfield State College/Suffolk University



B.S. Springfield College

M.S. American International College

M.P.A. University of Hartford

Current Associations:

•Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4C’s)

•Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State, County and Municipal Employees Association

Past Associations:

•Stop Handgun Violence, Honorary Board Member

•Sabis International Charter School, Board of Directors

•Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

•Forest Park Neighborhood Civic Association

Awards and Honors:

Honorary Doctor of Humanics - Springfield College

YMCA Community Service Award Springfield Veterans Parade Marshall

Springfield Education Association - Friend of Education Award

Springfield Conservation Commission - Environmental Award

National Puerto Rican Women’s Association - Legislator of the Year Award WMASS Hispanic Political Action Committee - Legislator of the Year Award Black Men of Greater Springfield - Recognition Award

Italian Cultural Center - Parade Marshall

References Furnished Upon Request

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