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Richard Lord

president & CEO, Associated Industries

Richard C. Lord is President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). AIM. is an employer service organization of more than 5,400 member companies. He joined AIM in 1991 and served as Executive Vice President for Legislative Policy where he was responsible for AIM.'s public policy analysis and legislative efforts on health care, economic development, taxation, worker's compensation, and other areas of special interest to employers in the Commonwealth. Prior to joining AIM, he served as Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Committee is responsible for all legislation involving state funds and revenues, including the Commonwealth's annual budget and all tax related matters. The Committee employed gun for six years, where he served as the Budget Director before being promoted to the Chief of Staff position. He is a native of North Adams, Massachusetts and a 1977 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology.