Tom Conroy, a vice president at Pew, manages a portfolio of fiscal and economic policy research and advocacy initiatives. He leads Pew’s work to help all levels of government achieve short- and long-term financial well-being, promote evidence-based policies and practices, and explain the complex ways federal, state, and local fiscal policies interact.
Conroy’s extensive professional and legislative experience includes four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served as chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development and vice chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. He authored several bills and amendments that became law, primarily in the economic development, finance, pension, and health care policy areas. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill for two U.S. senators.
Conroy also has deep experience in the private sector. During his 15 years as a management consultant, he helped companies and state agencies to develop new strategies, efficient finance practices, streamlined operations, and risk mitigation solutions.
Conroy holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian and East European studies from Yale College and master’s degrees in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and in business administration, with an emphasis in finance, from the Boston University Graduate School of Management.