The Massachusetts Democratic Party is excited to announce the election of our new treasurer, Eric Turner. Below is the press release that was sent to the media regarding Eric’s election:
Boston- January 24th
The Massachusetts Democratic Party has a new treasurer with a special blend of business, government and non-profit experience.
At its meeting in Attleboro on January 9th, the Democratic State committee elected Eric Turner to serve as the new treasurer of the party. As treasurer, Turner will provide oversight and leadership relating to the financial operations of the state party.
Turner brings to the job a wealth of experience in finance. Currently, he works as an independent management consultant concentrating on assignments in general management. Previously, Turner served as Senior Vice President of State Street Bank, as Deputy Treasurer of the Commonwealth with responsibility for debt financing and, later, as Executive Director of the State Lottery. Turner also held the position of Vice President at the investment banking firm Drexel Burnham Lambert.
“We are thrilled to welcome Eric to our team” said Party Chairman John Walsh. “His years of experience and his commitment to helping the state Party achieve its ambitious agenda make him a perfect fit, and we are lucky to have him on board.”
In addition to his professional experience, Turner has served a number of non-profit organizations in various positions. He is the incoming Chair of the Board of Lasell College in Newton, as well as the former Treasurer of the African-American Alumni Association of the Harvard Business School. He was also a Trustee of Catholic Charities of Greater Boston for seven years.
“I am honored to have been elected Treasurer of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and look forward to continuing and building upon the work of my predecessors. I want to help John Walsh and the leadership of the party in their efforts to seek greater inclusion,” Turner said.
Turner was nominated at the January 9th meeting by outgoing Treasurer M.J. Powell, and his nomination was seconded by former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Steve Grossman, who spoke in favor of his nomination. “I’ve been impressed by the values he brings to the table, and his ability to reach out to new communities and constituencies,” Grossman said at the meeting.
Turner will fulfill the remainder of the term vacated by M.J. Powell before he runs for re-election later this year. He currently resides in Newton.