First Deputy Treasurer James Macdonald Recognized by the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers
The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) recently announced that James MacDonald, First Deputy Treasurer of Massachusetts, and CEO of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), was honored with the NASACT Special Recognition Award.
NASACT President and California State Auditor, Elaine Howle, presented Mr. MacDonald the award for his sustained service as an active member and his insightful perspective representing State Treasurer interests.
"When I think of what a model public finance employee looks like I think of Jim," said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, "For over forty years, our State Treasurer's office has benefitted from his unmatched work ethic, dedication and leadership."
As First Deputy Treasurer, Mr. MacDonald provides proven expertise and oversees multiple aspects of the Massachusetts Treasury. His leadership is always evident, through his management of day-to-day Treasury business, broad expertise on every aspect of internal and external operations, and his skill and understanding of broad long-term strategic goals.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. MacDonald's experience and skillset helped ensure that the Treasurer's office and agencies functioned at a top-notch level. His steady leadership assured that Treasury's normal duties and functions were sustained, while working overtime to help the state have the resources to be responsive, even in purchasing much-needed PPE. He was a constant participant in the National Association of State Treasurer (NAST) calls and shared information and knowledge with other State Treasurers and staff throughout the country.
Mr. MacDonald proudly serves his local community and is in his tenth term as a member of the Dedham Select Board. He has also served as the Chair of the Board six times. His leadership and dedication extend far beyond his professional career. He has participated in many athletic programs for children and young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities and is a registered emergency medical technician. He is also an active and proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) Local 481.