Business 100 - 2008

Timothy Cahill/Massachusetts State Treasury

Timothy P. Cahill serves as Massachusetts State Treasurer and Receiver General. He was sworn in for his second term on January 17, 2007. As the Commonwealth’s Chief Financial Officer, Tim brings a business-minded approach to managing the state’s finances and has implemented better business practices in the Treasury Department and affiliated agencies.

In 2005, Tim launched the first ever online auction of tangible property in Massachusetts, and has returned over $4.6 billion of Lottery aid to cities and towns across the state.

Prior to his election in 2002, Tim served as Norfolk County Treasurer from 1997-2002, as a Quincy City Councilor from 1987-2003, and was a successful small business owner and the author of a book about local businessmen. He graduated from Boston University in 1981with a bachelor’s degree in political science and was a recipient of the 2007 Eisenhower Fellowship.  Tim lives in Quincy with his wife, Tina, and their four daughters. He is a third-generation Irish-American with roots in counties Wexford and Dublin.