Robert Mercier is a senior level executive manager with over 35 years in both the private and public sectors. He has direct experience managing public budgets in excess of $100 million, and in developing policy and implementing programs that promote positive, smart business growth. Most recently he served as the Town Administrator for Burlington, Massachusetts from 1999 to 2012, returning to the community after serving as the Town’s first Town Administrator from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1991 he served as President and Chief Executive of the Regional North Suburban Chamber of Commerce, serving 13 communities along Route 128. Bob was Town Manager in Billerica, MA, from 1991 through 1998. He served as Interim Administrator in Boxborough in 1999 and Interim Town Administrator in Wayland in 2013. He received his BA in Education and History from the University of Lowell and earned his Masters’ Degree in American Government from Salem State University. Mr. Mercier has also received a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Organizational Management from Notre Dame University. Mr. Mercier is a former member of the MBTA Advisory Board, and has served on the Route 3 Advisory Committee that contributed to the successful, on time and on budget expansion of the Route 3 corridor. He joined MRI in 2014 and serves as a municipal management consultant specializing in executive recruitments.