Virginia J. Cahill
In 2005, Virginia incorporated as Municipal Alternatives, Inc. and began her career in municipal consulting. From 2005 to 2010, Virginia partnered with Michelle Cresta, president of Community Solutions, Inc. In December of 2010, Virginia began working on her own under the Municipal Alternatives banner.
Prior to her consulting career, Virginia developed an extensive background in municipal finance. From 2004-2005, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Framingham, Massachusetts, providing oversight to a $170 million budget. Prior to her tenure as CFO, she served four years as the Treasurer/Collector for Framingham.
Before joining the financial team in Framingham, Virginia served as the Treasurer/Collector for Hudson, Massachusetts for eight years. Prior to that, she began her municipal career as Town Accountant/Systems Administrator for the Town of Littleton, Massachusetts, where she served for four years.
In addition to over 20 years of municipal experience, Virginia held positions as Corporate Controller for Candela Corp., a manufacturing firm, and Controller for The Key Program, Inc., a non-profit social services agency.
Virginia earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bentley College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts. She serves as a member of the Massachusetts Government Finance Officers Association, the Massachusetts Collectors/Treasurers Association, the Massachusetts Municipal Association and Associated Industries of Massachusetts.