Authority Team

Learn about the Authority Team at Massachusetts State College Building Authority, including our Executive Director, Deputy Director, Administration and Finance, and Controller.

Janet Chrisos

Executive Director

Ms. Chrisos is currently serving as Executive Director after being part of the senior leadership team at the MSCBA since 2017.  She has held numerous positions with the Authority since joining in 2005 as Capital Projects Coordinator, promoted to Director of Capital Projects and then as Deputy Director.  In that time, Janet has overseen the design and construction of over $1B in new construction and renovation including 11 new residence halls, 3 parking garages and 10 major student activity projects. She has managed the project management staff to provide direct coordination between campuses, Division of Capital Asset Management, and the Board of Higher Education to plan and develop projects for Authority bond issues.

Ms. Chrisos has over 30 years of construction project management experience as an employee for General Electric and as a consultant to manufacturing, construction and higher educational clients including Hewlett Packard and Salem State University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Jennifer Gonzalez

Deputy Director, Administration and Finance
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Ms. Gonzalez joined the Authority in February 2020 as the Deputy Director, Administration and Finance. She  is responsible for managing the Authority’s financial controls, insurance program, human resources, information technology, accounting, reporting, debt and rate-setting process and providing oversight and direction for the administrative and financial operations of the Authority. Ms. Gonzalez has been serving public issuers since 2000, when she began working on debt financing, continuing disclosure, and capital planning while employed by a major financial advisory firm. She joined the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) as Director of Finance in 2012, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2015.  Subsequently, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (“UMBA”) and Treasurer/Collector for the Town of Watertown. She has been on the board of Boston Women in Public Finance since 2014. Jennifer has an Associate of Science in Business Administration from the Community College of Rhode Island, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rhode Island College, and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Molly Bench


Ms. Bench joined the Authority in January 2015 as Controller, overseeing accounting, treasury and financial reporting.  Her prior experience includes serving as the Assistant Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance.  She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms Bench has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters of Accounting Degree, both from Boston College.