Executive Team

Robert E. Travaglini:  The firm was founded by Robert E. Travaglini, who previously served as President of the Massachusetts Senate between 2003 and 2007. In this capacity, Robert Travaglini presided over the enactment of a number of major legislative accomplishments including the passage of the 2007 landmark healthcare reform bill, stem cell research legislation, life sciences legislation and others. Robert Travaglini served in the Massachusetts State Senate between 1993 and 2007. Prior to this, he served as a member of the Boston City Council between 1984 and 1993. Robert is a graduate of Boston State College.

Christian Scorzoni: Christian Scorzoni is an attorney at Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley. Drawing upon his years of experience working with the legislative and executive branches of state government, Christian advises a wide cross-section of businesses and non-profits in developing successful public affairs strategies. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Christian served as an Assistant Secretary at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs where he led the policy development and legislative passage of 6 landmark pieces of legislation addressing clean energy, biofuels, oceans management, and climate change including the 2007 Green Communities Act. Prior to that, Christian served as General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Massachusetts Senate President between 2003 and 2007, focusing largely on environmental, healthcare, and children’s issues. Christian received his B.A. from American University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is currently a member of the Amesbury City Council.

Arthur Bernard: Arthur Bernard is an attorney at Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley with over twenty years experience in senior legal and policy positions in state government, including, Chief of Staff to the Governor of Massachusetts, Chief of Staff to the Massachusetts State Senate President, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs for the University of Massachusetts Boston, General Counsel for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and Associate Counsel for the University of Massachusetts system. With a deep knowledge of the workings of state government, Arthur provides strategic advice on issues before local, state and federal organizations. Arthur received his B.A. from Suffolk University and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Jen Gorke: Jen Gorke is a senior director at Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley.  Prior to joining the firm, Jen worked as Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis, as the COO and Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and as Legislative Director for the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Jen received a B.A. in Government from Harvard College and an MSc in Gender and Public Policy from the London School of Economics.

Brian P. Lees: Prior to joining Travaglini, Eisenberg & Kiley, Brian served as the Clerk of Courts for Hampden County from 2007 to 2014 and as a Massachusetts State Senator from 1989 to 2007. During his time in the Senate, Brian served as the Minority Leader for fourteen years and in that worked on a number of initiatives including worker’s compensation, tax policy, the 2007 landmark healthcare reform bill. With his decades of experience in government, Brian uses his expertise to service the human service and non-profit sectors. Brian began his career in US Senator Edward Brooke’s office and then joined Westvaco in their marketing department. Brian is a graduate of Salem State College.

Michael Travaglini: Prior to joining Travaglini Eisenberg & Kiley, Michael served as Managing Director, Business Development, for Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P., in Boston where he was responsible for developing new business nationally as well as tailoring investment strategies to meet the needs of institutional investors. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Travaglini held a series of municipal and state leadership positions with increasing responsibility. Highlights from that experience include: Executive Director of the Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board, where he was responsible for all matters pertaining to the management of the $50 billion in state retirement assets;First Deputy Treasurer of Massachusetts, where he led the incoming transition team as well as serving as the Chief Financial and Administrative Advisor with primary responsibility for overseeing the Commonwealth’s cash management, debt management, Office of General Counsel and the state’s multibillion lottery; and Chief of Staff to Boston’s Planning and Development Agency, formerly known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), where he managed the City of Boston’s economic development agencies including the BRA and the Department of Neighborhood Development. Michael received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Harvard University.