Stephen Lisauskas has more than 15 years' experience working in administrative capacities with municipal and state government agencies throughout Massachusetts. He currently guides the waste reduction-focused Cambridge startup WasteZero, as Vice President of Government Affairs and as Regional Vice President of Municipal Partnerships. In addition to providing support for the company’s Northeast sales region, he works to implement strategic plans at the state and local government levels. Mr. Lisauskas completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Syracuse University. Under a full academic scholarship, he subsequently earned a Master of Public Administration at the same institution, with concentrations in Public and Non-Profit Management, and State and Local Government Finance. Serving next as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Stephen Lisauskas managed the town’s longterm capital, financial, and service quality improvement initiatives. He notably guided the finances of a major reconstruction project centered on the historic downtown area. Despite a significant cut in funding, he brought the project to a successful completion under budget. Building on administrative experience with the Massachusetts municipalities of Haverhill and Natick, Stephen Lisauskas served as Executive Director of the Springfield Finance Control Board from 2006 to 2010. In this capacity, he successfully implemented cost cutting measures that reversed a major budgetary deficit, while achieving continuous improvement in quality of day-to-day operations. Mr. Lisauskas’ far-reaching reforms included internal audits, new enterprise technology systems, the creation of a Productivity Bank, and the implementation of platforms that enabled data-focused decision making. Passionate about martial arts, Stephen Lisauskas holds responsibilities with the Boston-based International Seirenkai Organization as Chief Instructor and Director.