Mr. Philip Puccia – Advisor
DG is pleased to announce that Mr. Philip Puccia has joined its Advisory Board and will provide advice and guidance primarily in areas of finance and strategic planning.
Mr, Puccia has extensive experience in public finance, project management, and governmental turnarounds. He has worked as an Executive Director for J.P. Morgan Securities, providing investment banking services to state level issuers of municipal debt throughout New England. He has extensive experience in managing and improving governmental operations and finances. As Executive Director of a state appointed Control Board, he led the successful turn-around of the City of Springfield’s, MA finances by balancing three consecutive budgets, eliminating a deficit of $41 million, successfully negotiating labor contracts and improving the City’s bond rating from junk to investment grade.
He worked at three Massachusetts transportation agencies where he focused on budget and operational improvements and efficiencies. Mr. Puccia’s transportation experience includes service as both Chief of Staff and Deputy General Manager of the MBTA, where he managed a budget crisis, instituted a new capital planning process and served on the MBTA Pension Board. In addition, he served on the MBTA Forward Funding Commission in 2001 and participated in several transportation industry interest groups.
Mr. Puccia holds a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Mr. Puccia is also a member of the Advisory Boards of both the UMass Boston College of Management and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.