Staff

Eileen P. McAnneny

President
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Eileen McAnneny joined the staff of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation as its President in February, 2015. Founded in 1932, the Taxpayers Foundation is widely recognized as the state's premier public policy organization dealing with state spending, tax and economic policies. The Foundation's record of high quality research and non-partisan analysis has earned the organization broad credibility on Beacon Hill and across the state.

Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has won 16 prestigious national awards for its work on a wide array of topics, including health care, business costs, capital spending, state and municipal finances, transportation restructuring, and state government reform.

Ms. McAnneny, an attorney, comes to the Foundation after more than 20 years of government relations, public policy, advocacy and managerial experience in both the public and private sectors in Massachusetts. She held executive level positions at the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, serving as its President and CEO; at Fidelity Investments as a Director of Public Policy; and at Associated Industries of Massachusetts as its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, where she focused on health care and tax policy issues for the employer community.

Ms. McAnneny worked in the public sector a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Revenue of the Massachusetts legislature, playing a key role in numerous significant tax policy changes, including reforms to the corporate tax code, an overhaul of the Appellate Tax Board, amendments to DOR’s administrative practices and updates to unclaimed property collections.  

A cum laude graduate of Tufts University and Suffolk University Law School, Ms. McAnneny holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a juris doctorate in law.   She is a Commissioner of the Group Insurance Commission and on the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Central Bank.

Andrew C. Bagley

Vice President for Policy and Research
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Andrew Bagley joined the Foundation in 2007. He prepares tax revenue forecasts for the state, analyzes state revenues, capital budgets and spending plans, transportation finances, the impact of demographics on the state's economy, the state's unfunded liabilities and the Stabilization Fund.

In 1989 Mr. Bagley co-founded International Strategies Inc., an Internet software company developing tools for global trade for Fortune 500 clients and sold the company in 2006. Previously he was Deputy Secretary and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade in the second Dukakis administration and staff member to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental economist at GCA Technology and a bio-medical researcher at Thermo Electron working on artificial heart pumps.

Mr. Bagley has a B.A. in government and philosophy from Colby College, an M.A. in economics from the University of Oregon, and a Masters in city and regional planning from Harvard University where he was a department scholar.

heath w. fahlE

Director for Policy and Research
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As the Director of Policy and Research, Heath W. Fahle analyzes state fiscal issues to provide accurate, unbiased research and practical budget solutions to policymakers, opinion leaders, and stakeholders that strengthen the state’s finances and economy. Key areas of analysis include the Commonwealth’s $60 billion in annual spending, including the $40+ billion operating budget, $4 billion capital investment plan, non-budgeted special revenue trusts, as well as more than $30 billion in annual tax revenues.

Prior to joining MTF, Heath served as the Finance Director for the Budget team in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office for Administration and Finance. In this role, Heath was responsible for estimates of the Commonwealth’s statutory balance, financial reporting, projecting and tracking monthly cashflow, and surveys and inquiries. He also served as the A&F liaison to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), where he was elected to the Executive Committee in 2018.

Heath’s past professional experience includes service on the staff of U.S. Congressman Robert R. “Rob” Simmons (CT-2), work with policy-oriented nonprofit organizations, as a communications consultant, and as a Fiscal Policy Analyst with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance Budget team.

Heath has a B.A. in political science and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Connecticut with a certificate in public financial management.

He lives in Scituate, Massachusetts with his wife, Emily, and three daughters.

andrea d'attilio

Project Manager
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Andrea D'Attilio joined the Foundation in March of 2015 from State Street Corporation where she was a Project Analyst with Corporate Audit and prior to that a Business Analyst in Mutual Fund Services. Before joining State Street in 2006, Andrea worked in marketing and communications at a software company.

A graduate of Suffolk University, Ms. D’Attilio studied political science and worked for  the Massachusetts State Senate for several years specializing in community relations and communications.

These unique experiences have provided a very solid foundation in communications, research and managing projects.