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Member Update Winter 2022

MassAHU Names New Executive Director

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Mary Yokose has been named MassAHU's new Executive Director as of January 1, 2022. Mary has been serving in executive roles with non-profit associations since 2006. She has also served as the Executive Director for the CT Chapter of NAHU since 2011.

Mary lives in CT with her husband Mike, 13 year-old son Zachary and two Golden Retrievers, Bronx and Manchi.

You can reach the new MassAHU Executive Office at:

860-243-3977 or by emailing the new MassAHU team:

Mary Yokose - MYokose@ssmgt.com

Danielle Nye - DNye@ssmgt.com

Alex Correia - ACorreia@ssmgt.com

2021 MassAHU Legislative Summary

MassAHU's Legislative Chair, Eric Gulko has been working with our lobbyists at Beacon Hill Consulting Group to ensure our member's needs are being heard.

The 2021-2022 Legislative Session


The new legislative biennium commenced in January 2021, and the deadline for legislators to file legislation with the respective House/Senator clerk’s office was pushed back from January 15th to February 19th this session due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each piece of legislation was assigned a House or Senate bill number and referred to a Joint Committee. Our office went through all the 6,500 bills that were filed by the February 19th deadline to identify the bills of interest to MassAHU. All bills filed are subject to public hearings which have been underway since Spring 2021 and will continue until February 2, 2022, when the legislative rules require Joint Committees to report on all bills before them.


Our office has identified and followed approximately 160 bills of interest since the beginning of the current session. We tracked and followed the bills and provided ongoing updates to MassAHU. Additionally, our office provided individualized legislative packets for each of the six MassAHU legislative teams with bills tailored toward that committee’s area of interest. Throughout the past year, the legislature has been holding public hearings on these bills, and our office provided overviews of the bills of interest being heard prior to each individual hearing. We covered each hearing and provided an update memo to MassAHU including a synopsis of the testimony of various interest groups that testified.

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Eric Gulko, MassAHU Vice President and Legislative Chair

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Upcoming MassAHU Events

MassAHU has joined forces with CT AHU to offer regional, quarterly educational opportunities for our members. The first webinar in this series will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at noon. Watch your email for additional information. If you would like to register early, the registration link is below.

Please note that for this MassAHU sponsored event, online registrations will be processed through CT AHU's site. A discount code of MassAHU may be applied at checkout to ensure you receive the member rate. If you prefer to download the registration form and mail in a check, you may mail directly to the MassAHU Executive Office.

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Register for PEO Webinar

**Remember to use Discount code MassAHU at checkout.

2022 MassAHU Events

March 23, 2022 - Webinar PEO 101: An Introduction to Professional Employer Organizations.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • What is a PEO? Definitions, Industry, Key Differentiators
  • How to Compare PEOs. Size, Accreditation, Services
  • How PEOs Price their services. Taxes, Workers Comp, Health Insurance, Fees
  • How to shop for a PEO. Compare PEO Quotes

Download Paper Registration Form

Benefest 2022!

Planning for the 2022 Benefest is underway. MassAHU is planning to hold an IN PERSON Benefest in June. For the safety our members we are currently researching open-air venues. We will continue to monitor the status of the pandemic and make any event changes if it becomes necessary to do so. The Benefest is a popular event for MassAHU and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in person again! Watch your email for information in the coming months.

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