For Immediate Release - September 05, 2013

Grossman Names Marvin L. Venay to Government Affairs

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Treasurer Steven Grossman today announced that his office has hired Marvin L. Venay as Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs, enlisting the assistance of a proven community leader with a broad background in civic involvement and engagement.

“Marvin brings to Treasury a deep understanding of how to bring people together and advance toward shared goals,” said Grossman.  “His considerable skills will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Prior to joining Treasury, Venay worked as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus, where he served as a liaison to outside groups and organizations and collaborated with state and city officials, community leaders, clergy, corporations, and advocacy groups.  During this time, he also served as a Political Analyst for The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH Radio and as an Adjunct Professor in the Government Department of Suffolk University.  

“I am thrilled to join the Treasury in its quest to create jobs, boost small business and ensure transparency for all communities,” said Venay.  “Furthermore, it is an opportunity to work with talented and gifted individuals to better the economy in the Commonwealth through the best utilization of our taxpayers’ dollars.”

Earlier in his career, Venay worked in development and was a Special Events Coordinator for Freedom House, Inc., an organization that helps track at-risk young people toward educational opportunities and upward mobility.  

Mr. Venay presently serves as a Trustee of the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School and as an Associate Minister at the Morning Star Baptist Church.  He is the former Chairman of the Vine Street Community Center Advisory Council and a former Senior Political Contributor for Ethnic Online Magazine.