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David Sweeney

Chief of Staff for the Mayor

Dave Sweeney is Chief of Staff to the City of Boston. In this capacity, he advises Mayor Martin J. Walsh on key issues and helps him execute his vision for the City and its 18,000 employees.

Before this role, Mr. Sweeney was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Collector-Treasurer of the City of Boston. Mr. Sweeney was responsible for all aspects of financial management for the City of Boston. He oversaw the City’s human and financial resources, including Human Resources, Labor Relations, Treasury, Assessing, Auditing, Budget, Purchasing, and the Boston Retirement Board.

Before working for the City, Mr. Sweeney served as CFO and Assistant Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.  He also worked for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in various budgeting roles, including Chief Fiscal Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House and Budget Director for the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Dave is a graduate of Providence College.