ABOUT JOHN SAMIA

I have a proven record of civic, professional and volunteer leadership experience working to keep Shrewsbury a great community to live, work and raise a family. 

Personal

  • Age: 48

  • Significant other: Kimberly Stowe. 

  • Children:  Micaela, a graduate of Shrewsbury High School and currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Tommy, a graduate of Shrewsbury High School and currently a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Catherine, currently a senior at Shrewsbury High School. 

 

Education

  • Graduated from Shrewsbury High School, June 1988.

  • Graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Economics and a minor in Spanish, May 1992.

  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Boston University School of Law, May 1998. 

 

Professional Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer.

  • Employed since April 2008 by American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC), which serves the wind power and power grid markets with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

  • Currently serve as AMSC’s Vice President and General Counsel, with responsibility for AMSC’s legal, human resources and domestic facilities functions.

 

Financial and Budgeting Experience

  • Graduated with distinction from internationally recognized General Electric financial management training program, which combined four six-month rotational assignments with graduate level coursework.

  • Competitively selected to join premier financial operation in the Martin Marietta Corporation.    

  • In addition to the foregoing skills, I accumulated significant knowledge of, and experience with, school budgeting and finance matters during my tenure on the Shrewsbury School Committee. 

   

Civic and Volunteer Experience

  • Elected to the Shrewsbury School Committee for three terms, which included service as:

    • Chairperson,  for two years;

    • Member, Fiscal Priorities & Guidelines Subcommittee, for four years; and

    • Member, Fiscal Projection Subcommittee, for three years.

  • Elected Town Meeting Member for Precinct 7, May 2007 – May 2010, May 2011 – Present.

  • Member, Board of Directors of local non-profit Shrewsbury Media Connection, Inc., October 2018 – Present.

  • Served on the Shrewsbury Fiscal Study Committee, 2013.

  • Pan-Mass Challenge, Volunteer, Luggage Crew, 10 years.

  • Youth soccer, basketball and baseball coach, 10+ years.

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