Suzanne M. Bump is the auditor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and the first woman to serve in this role in the state's history. A Democrat, she was elected to the auditor's post in 2010 and in her first three years led the office from failing an outside review from the National Association of State Auditors to receiving its highest rating.

Prior to her election as auditor, Bump served in then-governor Deval Patrick's cabinet as secretary of labor and workforce development. She previously represented the town of Braintree in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Bump currently chairs the Municipal Finance Oversight Board, serves on the board of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission and the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System, is an executive committee member of the National State Auditors Association, and is a past president of the Association of Governmental Accounting's Boston Chapter. She is a graduate of Boston College and the Suffolk University School of Law.

June 26, 2015

The Myth That Privatization Is Always the Solution

A Massachusetts law that makes it harder to outsource services is working better than its critics acknowledge.