Thomas H. Trimarco, Senior Vice President
As senior vice president in O’Neill and Associates' government relations division, Thomas H. Trimarco offers our clients senior government relations counsel gleaned from a career spanning local, state and federal government as well as the private sector.
As Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance, Mr. Trimarco was responsible for overseeing the state’s $25 billion budget and its capital spending program. Acting as the administration’s principal liaison, he worked with the legislative leadership of both parties and played an important role in the passage of the Commonwealth’s 2006 health care reform legislation. Mr. Trimarco served as chairman, ex officio, of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, which was given broad powers to implement and oversee the reform legislation.
Mr. Trimarco was also named by Governor Mitt Romney to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, and he served as an initial board member, ex officio, of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Additionally, he lent his financial management expertise to the City of Springfield as a member of the Springfield Finance Control Board, the five-person panel that has worked to restore stability to the city’s finances. Since its creation in 2004, the Control Board reduced the city’s deficit from more than $40 million to less than $5 million.
Mr. Trimarco’s state government experience also includes his service as First Deputy Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1990 to 1998. In that capacity, he acted as Chairman-designee of the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Management (PRIM) Board and the State Board of Retirement.
Prior to joining state government, Mr. Trimarco was a partner at the Boston and San Francisco law firm of Csaplar and Bok, where he specialized in real estate development financing. From 1970 to 1973, he served as assistant general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation under Secretary John Volpe. When Volpe was appointed US Ambassador to Italy, Trimarco joined him in Rome as embassy counsel from 1973 to 1977.
Mr. Trimarco is a graduate of Dartmouth College and obtained his law degree from Boston College Law School.