Construction & Real Estate Roundtable
Please join the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce as we welcome and meet Worcester's new Chief Financial Officer Tim McGourthy and new City Assessor Sam Konieczny.
Timothy J. McGourthy serves as Chief Financial Officer for the City of Worcester and oversees budgeting, treasury, assessing, procurement, and energy and asset management functions. Over his 25-year career, he has held public sector and nonprofit executive roles focused on the economic growth of Massachusetts cities and towns. Prior to his current position, McGourthy has served as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc., Chief Development Officer for the City of Worcester and Chief Executive Officer of the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, and Director of Policy for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, now the Boston Planning & Development Agency.
McGourthy has served as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, Co-Chair of the Commonwealth's Seaport Economic Council, a member of Governor Charlie Baker's Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Better Government Transition Committee, and the Massachusetts Economic Development Policy Council as well as the City of Worcester's Tax Policy Committee.
McGourthy holds a bachelors degree in history from The College of William & Mary, a master's degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University, and a master's degree in public policy and urban planning from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is adjunct faculty at Clark University.
Samuel E. Konieczny, MAA serves as the City Assessor for the City of Worcester and is responsible for the valuation of all Real Property and business' tangible Personal Property within the City of Worcester. Over the last 10 years of his career in Assessing he has worked in both the public and private sectors- first as a field appraiser for Mayflower Valuation Ltd., and then as the Chief Assessor for Agawam.
He has served on numerous boards including Chairman of the Board of Assessors in Cummington, MA, Chairman of the Zoning Sub-Committee in Agawam, Executive Board Member for the Hampden/Hampshire County Assessor's Association, and is on the Education Committee for the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers as well as the MAAO.
Samuel has a Bachelors degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Isenberg School of Management, as well as his MAA from the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers, (MAAO).