Bero Launches Exploratory Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

Bret Bero has launched an exploratory campaign for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. 

Bero is a business leader, educator, husband and father who raised his family in Concord. For 20 years, he owned and operated a small metal manufacturing company in Massachusetts, where he developed a deep expertise in and passion for the small businesses that make up 99 percent of all businesses in our Commonwealth.

“I’m exploring a run for Lieutenant Governor because Massachusetts is at an inflection point,” said Bero. “The decisions we make about our economic recovery post COVID-19 will define the character of our Commonwealth for the next decade. This is particularly true for small businesses, which are 99 percent of the businesses in Massachusetts and employ almost half of our workforce. It is critical that our next Lieutenant Governor ensure that small businesses are at the very center of our recovery plans. I believe I could bring that new and needed perspective to Beacon Hill and look forward to introducing myself to the voters of Massachusetts in the months ahead.”

In 1997, he bought a small, deep-draw metal forming company in Orange, MA and rechristened it ECHO Industries. There, Bret built a thriving small business that gave him a firsthand understanding of how critical small business is to economic development, security, and opportunity across Massachusetts. He owned ECHO until its sale in 2019.

After a business career, Bret joined the faculty of Babson College in order to share his experience with the next generation. Bret currently teaches strategic problem solving, management consulting, and Leading Business Turnarounds. He holds degrees from Middlebury College and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Bret and his wife Joan, an Occupational Therapist in the Weston Public Schools, were high school sweethearts and have two adult children and two grandchildren. After living in the Concord Carlisle area for over 20 years, they moved into Boston in 2016. 

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