Group Behind Boston's Olympic Bid Releases Salary Information

The Boston 2024 logo is displayed on a screen before a January news conference about the bid. (Charles Krupa/AP)
The Boston 2024 logo is displayed on a screen before a January news conference about the bid. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be paid $7,500 per day for his part-time contractual work on behalf of the group aiming to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston.

Meanwhile, Richard Davey, the CEO of Boston 2024 and a former state transportation secretary under Patrick, is earning $300,000 per year. Five other full-timers are receiving six figure annual salaries. (See full list below.)

Boston 2024, the private nonprofit behind Boston's bid, released the information Monday after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called on them to do so. Gov. Charlie Baker also said he felt the group needed to be transparent.

Former Gov. Patrick recently joined the group as a “global ambassador.” Boston 2024 COO Erin Murphy, whose annual salary is the group's second-highest at $215,000, said in a statement that Patrick is not a full-time employee and will be compensated “based on the amount of his travel and efforts on behalf of Boston 2024 - the extent of which has not been determined at this time. When he does travel on our behalf he will be compensated at a rate of $7,500 per day.”

Chris Dempsey, co-chair of the opposition group No Boston Olympics, praised Boston 2024 for releasing the information.

“It's good that this information is out there,” Dempsey said. “People can see that there's a lot of focus on the politics. We don't see a lot of lines on their salary sheet for economists or public policy experts or for people that are really going to analyze whether this issue is the right thing to do.”

CEO Richard Davey said in a statement that Boston 2024 "has built a strong team of athletes, architects, engineers, civic and business leaders and grassroots organizers," and that releasing the salaries reflects the group's transparent process.

Here's the full list of staff and consultant compensation, as released by Boston 2024:

Boston 2024 Staff (annual salary)

Richard Davey, Chief Executive Officer ($300,000)
Erin Murphy, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Bid Officer ($215,000)
Joe Rull – Chief Administrative Officer ($175,000)
Loreen Watts, Executive Assistant and Office Manager ($55,000)
Paige Scott Reed, General Counsel ($182,500)
Nikko Mendoza, Vice President of Engagement and External Affairs ($120,000)
Amy Sennett, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Assistant General Counsel ($120,000)
Ingrid Oelschlager, Project Manager ($80,000)
Sarah Caruthers, Director of Special Projects ($70,000)
Chris Ciampa, Executive Assistant ($73,000)

Consultants (monthly contract)

Community and Government Relations
William Coyne, Jr. ($10,000)
Jack Hart ($10,000)

Northwind Strategies ($15,000)
Keyser Public Strategies ($15,000)
Josiane Martinez/Archipelago Strategies Group ($5,000)
SwiftKurrent ($9,000)

Grassroots and Community Outreach
Reverend Jeffrey Brown ($5,000)
CK Strategies ($10,000)
Walsh Strategies ($10,000)
Sheba Shadrach ($2,500)
Mary Tibma ($2,500)
Willie Bodrick ($2,500)
Diego Huezo-Rosales ($2,500)
Pat Johnson ($2,500)
Brendan Joyce ($2,500)

SCR & Associates ($20,000)

Engineering and Accounting Services
VHB Consulting (as needed)
In Source (as needed)

Pro-bono or reduced rate Services

Elkus Manfredi
Mintz Levin
Mass Mutual
Hill Holliday
Bain Consulting
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
CBT Architects
Boston Consulting Group
Black Math
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This article was originally published on March 09, 2015.

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