It takes a lot of talk, and planning and consensus-building to achieve any kind of forward momentum in the fight against societal problems, particularly when there are multiple moving factions and program partners.
Richard Fisher kicks off 2014 as president of the Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts Inc., the only state-wide trade association that represents all subcontractors. Also president of Redwing Construction, he discusses his goals for the upcoming year, and where he thinks the commercial real estate industry is headed in 2014.
Joseph Riley knows who to thank for his success in life. The mentors who took him in along the way; the Boston-area schools that gave him the gift of education; himself, for all of his own hard work – yes, all of these – but mostly, it’s his mother, Marie Riley, and an unknown man who used to be a line boss at the Polaroid factory.
Martha Coakley has earned her reputation as a fierce defender of the public interest. In her six years as attorney general, she’s taken on everyone from Goldman Sachs to Apple and the Environmental Protection Agency. But behind the power suits and courtroom battles, Coakley is a woman who enjoys long walks with her dogs, has fond memories growing up in the Berkshires and is known to crack a joke or two – despite her public perception.