As Chief Financial Officer, Emme Handy serves as the Chief of the Administration and Finance Cabinet. In this role, she is responsible for sound fiscal stewardship of the City's human and financial resources to support the long-term growth and stability of the City. Her financial responsibilities include debt and investment management, financial reporting, budget development and oversight, tax administration, and administration of enterprise-wide financial systems. As Collector-Treasurer, she is the custodian of more than 300 City trust funds. Handy oversees many departments, including Assessing, Auditing, Budget, Community Preservation, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Purchasing, Registry, the Retirement Board, Collecting, and Treasury.
Emme Handy joined the City of Boston after serving as the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a scientific organization focused on improving human health. Prior to that, Handy served as Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as legislative staff for the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Handy is a Northeastern University graduate.