Staff

SAMUEL R. TYLER. PRESIDENT

styler@bmrb.org – 617-227-1900
Sam Tyler was named President of the Research Bureau in January 1983 and has been a member of the Research Bureau staff since 1972. Under his leadership, the Research Bureau has played an influential role in shaping the direction of public policy over a wide range of municipal and educational issues. Sam is past President of the Governmental Research Association, a national organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research. Under his direction, the Research Bureau has received national recognition over the years for the effectiveness and quality of its governmental research. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Political Science from Northeastern University.

DIANE SMITH. OPERATIONS & PROGRAM MANAGER

dsmith@bmrb.org – 617-227-1900
Diane Smith has been the Research Bureau’s Operations & Program Manager since 1986. She is responsible for member services, managing the activities of the Board of Directors, coordinating all programs and events, along with assisting the President with the financial and administrative management of the Research Bureau. Diane oversees the Shattuck Awards that has become a premiere event in the City of Boston along with the Research Bureau’s Annual Meeting. She has over 30 years of experience in events and program management as well as a career in public relations.

ELAINE DANDURAND BEATTIE. SENIOR ADVISOR

ebeattie@bmrb.org – 617-227-1901
Elaine Beattie joined the Research Bureau in 1985 and has held several staff positions during that time focusing on governmental research, Boston’s finances and education. Currently, she is responsible for the Research Bureau’s communications, technology, website and social media programs. Elaine is also an advisor on research issues and policy positions of the organization. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a Master in Business Administration from Suffolk University.