By:JD Chesloff Issue: Collaborative Leadership Section: Advisory Board
Deputy Director, Massachusetts Business Rountable
Contact JD Chesloff
141 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02111 T: 617.728.0881 firstname.lastname@example.org www.maroundtable.com As Deputy Director, Chesloff is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic framework and direction for Massachusetts Business Roundtable (MBR) in partnership with the Chair, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He works with MBR Task Forces and MBR leadership to develop its agenda on public policy matters – particularly in the areas of health care, education, transportation and infrastructure, corporate social responsibility, and fiscal policy – and convey those ideas to opinion leaders and policy makers to help inform their deliberations. The Massachusetts Business Roundtable is a statewide public affairs organization of chief executive officers and area executives of the state's leading companies representing a full range of Massachusetts industry and business enterprise.
Chesloff has worked in and around Beacon Hill for more than 20 years. In the Legislature, he was the Chief of Staff to the House Committee on Commerce and Labor, and was the education issues analyst and Deputy Budget Director for the House Committee on Ways and Means. After working as both a budget analyst and Assistant to the President at the University of Massachusetts, Chesloff worked as the Legislative Director for State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien and then as Issues Director for the O’Brien-Gabrieli gubernatorial campaign in 2002.
He joined MBR after serving as Legislative/Issues Director for the Early Education for All (EEA) Campaign, where he was responsible for developing and driving legislative support for EEA’s legislation and agenda which included the creation of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. He currently serves on the Department’s Board of Directors as Chairman.
In addition, Chesloff serves on the Boards of Teachers 21 where he serves as Treasurer, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, and the New England Healthcare EDI Network (NEHEN). He also is a member of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee of the state’s Health Care Quality and Cost Council Advisory Committee.
Chesloff holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the McCormack Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Public Policy and Telecommunications Writing from Syracuse University. He lives in Arlington, MA with his wife Lori and his two daughters, Sadie and Tessa.