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Eric Kriss
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Eric Kriss

Politician
Male
Born 1949

Eric Arthur Kriss is a musician and business executive who served as Secretary of Administration and Finance in Massachusetts Governor Romney's cabinet (January 2003 – October 2005), and as assistant A&F secretary under Governor William Weld (January 1991 – February 1993). Kriss is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Miami.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Kriss.

CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born in 1949.

TWENTIES

1976 27 Years Old In 1976, Kriss produced and performed on Mike Bloomfield's If You Love These Blues, Play 'Em As You Please, nominated for a Grammy Award.

THIRTIES

1979 30 Years Old He launched the instructional book and record division of Guitar Player Magazine and also co-founded Inner City Records, voted the Record Label of the Year in the 1979 International Jazz Critics Poll.
1984 35 Years Old In 1984, Kriss helped launch Bain Capital, which now manages over $65 billion in assets. … Read More

FORTIES

1991 42 Years Old …  Kriss, now Secretary for Administration and Finance, drafted a new receivership bill, modeled after his 1991 Chelsea legislation, that expanded upon the receiver's powers by suspending Chapter 150E, a key law that enfranchised public sector unions and defined the collective bargaining process in Massachusetts. … Read More

FIFTIES

2004 55 Years Old In February 2004, Kriss advocated the elimination of the monopoly granted to public sector unions through state laws such as Chapter 150E in Massachusetts. … Read More
When he left office in September 2005, Kriss warned that overly generous contracts with public employees, together with a failure to control employee healthcare costs and an aversion to development that could spur new tax revenue, have doomed cities and towns to a dark financial future. "This is a quiet crisis, a crisis of attrition. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2006, Governor Romney and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority board asked Kriss to lead a comprehensive review of the Turnpike following the ouster of Chairman Matthew J. Amorello and the collapse of a portion of the roof of the Ted Williams Tunnel.
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