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BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll today announced the leadership team for their Inaugural Committee.

The Committee Co-Chairs will be Bryan Rafanelli and Barbara Lee.

The Inaugural Committee’s Director will be Katie Prisco-Buxbaum.

The Inaugural Celebration, which will take place on January 5th, will be produced by Rafanelli Events. 

“Lieutenant Governor-elect Driscoll and I look forward to hosting an inaugural event that celebrates the amazing people of Massachusetts and this great state,” said Governor-elect Healey. “We’re putting together a team of experts who will produce events that bring people together and celebrate the important work that the Healey-Driscoll Administration will do to move Massachusetts forward.”

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Bryan Rafanelli is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Rafanelli Events, the premier event planning, design and production company in New England, with expertise in social events, non-profit events, and weddings. Rafanelli and his company most recently planned the wedding of President Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi Biden at the White House on November 19. Rafanelli has long served as the Finance Committee Co-Chair of Healey’s political committee. 

Barbara Lee is a national leader in advancing women’s equality and representation in American politics. Through the Barbara Lee Political Office, she has helped elect 197 women in 33 states, including the first woman Vice President of the United States and every sitting Democratic woman Governor and U.S. Senator. Barbara encouraged Healey to run for Attorney General in 2013, and she has been a strong supporter ever since.

Katie Prisco-Buxbaum is the Founder and Principal of Hyphenated Strategies. She is a veteran of Massachusetts, California, and national politics and has served as a trusted advisor to numerous women candidates, including as General Consultant for Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll’s successful campaign.

The inaugural events will be funded through private donations, not with taxpayer dollars.

The Healey-Driscoll Inaugural Committee will be imposing a contribution limit of $25,000 for individuals and businesses. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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