Fighting for social justice, reaching out to serve others, and finding solutions to impossible problems, are the only things Art has ever known. After graduating from Boston College, he volunteered for the Peace Corps, where he served (1971-73) as a math teacher in Apam, Ghana. Every day, Art worked with the local community to overcome the issues of poverty, underfunded schools, and lack of a public health structure so that young students could receive a quality education and become leaders.
Upon Art’s return to the US, he received a Master of Business Administration, also from Boston College, before working as a corporate executive at Citibank. As an innovative leader, Art bought together people from different cultures and viewpoints to solve deep rooted problems. Art harnessed the diversity of the communities to expand what was possible to a new level of cooperation, inclusion, and equity.
Passionate to return to public service, Art is enrolled in a Masters of Public Policy program at Tufts University. As part of that program, he has worked in various legislative offices at the MA Statehouse finding solutions that work for people in their day-to-day lives. In 2021, Art was elected to the Executive Committee of the MA Sierra Club, one of the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the US. Many environmental solutions and new legislation have benefitted from Art’s support and advocacy.