Many thanks to our sponsors: ahp Architects, Allen & Major Associates, Enterprise Bank, Riemer & Braunstein, LLP, and Middlesex Community College.

Program 

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Registration, Coffee & Networking

10:00 AM: Middlesex 3 Coalition Annual Meeting

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Bedford Town Manager, Sarah Stanton

2021 Overview of Middlesex 3 Coalition

  • Stephanie Cronin, Middlesex 3 Coalition

Election of Officers

  • Scott Weiss, The Gutierrez Company

Findings from the Future of Work Report

  • Gayatri Shenai, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Paige Hasebe, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Keynote Address: Preparing Today’s Workforce to Meet Tomorrow’s Needs 

  • Secretary Rosalin Acosta

Closing Remarks

  • Phil Sisson, President, Middlesex Community College

Keynote Speaker

Secretary Roslin AcostaRosalin Acosta is the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her role, Secretary Acosta manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools, training, and safety resources needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. Secretary Acosta also Chairs the Workforce Skills Cabinet alongside the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. 

Prior to joining the Baker-Polito Administration, she was a widely respected financial and banking service professional with over thirty years of experience in Greater Boston financial institutions. Secretary Acosta was a Director and Planning Committee Member of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and was appointed a Northern Essex Community College Trustee by Governor Baker. She has been named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women by the Women of Harvard Club and El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts. She has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). Born in Cuba, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. She is the proud mother of five children. For more information on Secretary Acosta’s role overseeing the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development in Massachusetts visit mass.gov/lwd

Preparing for the Future of Work Report -- Presented by McKinsey & Company

Gayatri ShenaiGayatri Shenai, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Gayatri is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s New York Office. She is a core leader in McKinsey Digital and serves clients at the intersection of healthcare and digital, across private and public sector clients. Gayatri has been involved in McKinsey’s research and work on the future of work and how the world of work is changing. Gayatri studies the impact of artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics on jobs and economy in the future.

Gayatri earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in engineering from Mangalore University. She also received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she was recognized as a Forte Fellow. Gayatri is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion, especially focused on women in STEM, and has been closely involved in McKinsey’s research on women’s advancement.

Twitter Handle: @gshenai

View the Report: Preparing for the Future of Work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Paige HasebePaige Hasebe, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company

Paige is an Engagement Manager in McKinsey & Company’s Boston Office. She serves primarily public sector clients on strategy and operations topics, particularly on helping them leverage data and analytics for performance improvement and decision making.

Paige earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in physics from NYU Abu Dhabi. She also received her M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

About our Sponsors

ahp Architects Inc. is a Massachusetts-based architecture and interior design firm that possesses a broad portfolio with provocative design concepts. Founded on the principles of diligence and collaboration, AHP is committed to creatively achieving client’s goals by engaging flexible and ambitious design strategies.

ahp Architects Inc. provides architecture, planning, and interior expertise within the corporate, life science, healthcare, retail, and research & development sectors on interior fit-up and new building construction projects. www.ahparchitects.com

Allen & Major Associates, Inc. has over four decades of experience in the development industry and that level of experience allows them to be extremely competent at all aspects of site development.

Allen & Major offers civil & structural engineering, land survey, environmental consulting, and landscape architecture. www.allenmajor.com

Enterprise Bank

Enterprise Bank is a full-service commercial bank and personal bank. It is locally owned and managed, serving the needs of individuals, non-profits, and growing businesses.

Enterprise Bank is headquartered in Lowell, with brand locations throughout the Merrimack Valley and North Central regions of MA, and Southern NH. www.enterprisebanking.com

Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College offers students of all ages and stages a host of options for continuing their education. 

MCC serves students of all academic abilities, with

  • Honors programs for students to learn at advanced levels
  • Certificates and degrees for students who either want to continue on to a bachelor’s degree or seek employment
  • Academic support to help students with the foundation needed to be successful in their studies

www.middlesex.mass.edu

Riemer & Braunstein is a unique and dynamic firm in today’s legal marketplace. Core practice areas cover a range of issues that face clients: Real Estate Finance, Commercial Finance, Loan Restructuring & Workouts, Real Estate/Business Law, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Land Use/Land Use Litigation, and Trusts & Estates/Probate Litigation.

Riemer & Braunstein has its principal office at Government Center in Boston, in close proximity to the courts, federal and state offices, major financial services companies, and other businesses. The firm has maintained an office in nearby Burlington, Massachusetts for over 45 years, an office in New York City since 2004, an office in Chicago since 2006, and an office in Miami since 2019, and opened a Newport Beach, California office in 2021. www.riemerlaw.com