Authority Team

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

Janet Chrisos

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Chrisos joined the Authority in 2005 as Capital Projects Coordinator having worked for the Authority as a consultant since 2003. In 2007, she was promoted to Director of Capital Projects and then to Deputy Director in 2013. Ms. Chrisos manages the Authority’s project management staff and all design and construction activities of the Authority from project planning through delivery. She is also responsible for development of the multi-year integrated capital plan incorporating projected housing needs of the nine state universities, anticipated facility renewal requirements and university capital improvement requests. Ms. Chrisos has 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.