Steve Grossman brings to the office of Treasurer and Receiver General a family heritage of public service, a lifetime dedicated to helping others, and years of experience as a hard-working businessman with a sense of responsibility for the well-being of his colleagues and his community.
He is committed to using the full potential of the Treasurer's office to protect the public's money, help create jobs, boost small businesses, and bring new standards of transparency and disclosure to state government. Throughout his career he has had an unshakable commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining the most qualified people, based on merit, and that principle will guide his new administration.
Steve has spent the last 35 years creating jobs, managing money, dealing with crises, and finding commonsense solutions to problems as CEO of Grossman Marketing Group in Somerville, a 100-year-old, fourth-generation family business. He grew the company's revenues eightfold, entering new markets and repositioning the company to meet the challenges of an evolving economy. Steve knows what it's like to meet a payroll and to keep a business going in tough times, and he brings that expertise and commitment to public office.
He is a leading figure in numerous charitable organizations. Steve serves as a trustee of Project Bread, an advisory board member of the Women's Lunch Place, and chairs the advisory board of Cambridge College. He was a founding board member of Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC), a former campaign chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and a founding board member of the Lenny Zakim Fund.
As chairman of both the Massachusetts and national Democratic parties, Steve established a track record as a reformer and builder - working aggressively to implement effective management and financial controls while at the same time empowering more activists to participate in political life.
He was elected Treasurer in 2010.
Steve is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. His wife, Dr. Barbara Wallace Grossman, a theater historian, author, and director, is a professor at Tufts University and serves as Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. They have three sons, David, Ben, and Josh.