After announcing in the morning that she was leaving her job as head of the Alliance for Business Leadership for “a new opportunity supporting Massachusetts’ growing clean energy industry,” former representative Jennifer Benson was announced Monday afternoon as the newest principal at a high-powered lobbying firm.
Robert Travaglini, the former Senate president who owns Travaglini, Scorzoni & Kiley, said that Benson, a Lunenburg Democrat who served 11 years in the Massachusetts House from 2009 to 2020, will help the lobbying shop expand its areas of expertise.
“Jen Benson is a highly regarded leader and we are thrilled to have her join our team,” he said. “She is the perfect fit for us, given her deep experience in state government, as well as her extensive ties to the state’s business community. As a statewide leader on climate policy and job creation, she is the perfect fit to help expand upon our firm’s expertise and to help serve our client’s growing needs.”
Benson said that she considered the lobbyists at Travaglini, Scorzoni & Kiley “a critical resource” during her elected tenure in the House and he three years running the progressive business group ABL.
“I am thrilled to begin my new chapter with Travaglini, Scorzoni, and Kiley. I have always admired their straightforwardness and unsurpassed expertise,” Benson said in a statement. She added, “I am truly honored to join this highly respected firm where I hope to add value and continue to contribute to the renewable energy ecosystem in Massachusetts.”