Former Commissioner of Mass Department of Revenue on Dean's Advisory Board
Alan LeBovidge, who served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue from 2001 until spring 2007, has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board since its creation in 2004. The Dean’s Advisory Board works with the Dean and the SBS Development staff to strategize fundraising priorities, identify potential donors, and cultivate key prospective donors.
In 2001, former Governor Jane Swift lured LeBovidge out of retirement to head up the Department of Revenue. Prior to his service there, he had a 32-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery), one of the Big Five accounting firms. LeBovidge, a partner for 25 years, held a number of management positions including five years as vice chairman of taxes, overseeing national tax operations and managing about 3,000 tax professionals. Before being named partner, LeBovidge spent seven years serving private and public companies in both state and federal tax matters.
LeBovidge earned a BA in economics in 1964 from UMass Amherst then went on to Boston College School of Law, completing his degree in 1967. He also received a master of laws in taxation from Boston University and CPA certification from the Commonwealth.
LeBovidge has served on the board of directors for the Federation of Tax Administrators, and the North Eastern State Tax Officials Association. During his term as Commissioner, he also served as chairman of the Springfield Finance Control Board, whose responsibility is to effectively implement a sound recovery plan to secure the long-term financial stability of the City of Springfield. Additionally, LeBovidge serves on the board of overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, as well as for Child Trends, a Washington, D.C., research group dedicated to children and family issues. He and his wife Carol have two grown children and five grandchildren.
June 21, 2007