Capital Associates, Inc | 44 School Street | Boston, MA 02108
  Edward E. O’Sullivan, President of Capital Associates, Inc.

Edward E. O’Sullivan is a businessman with a solid background in corporate client representation, state government, and trade association service. Mr. O’Sullivan founded Capital Associates in 1994.

Mr. O’Sullivan’s professional credentials include:

Former Vice President of The Choate Group, a government and public affairs company wholly owned by the Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart. Mr. O’Sullivan represented a diverse client base which included The American Consulting Engineers Council, The Massachusetts Association of Personnel Consultants, The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, FMC Corporation, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.

Past Associate Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for Associated Industries of Massachusetts working closely with the vast association membership in developing a strong grassroots organization through a variety of innovative techniques while contributing to the formation of public policy strategies.

A former Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Research for the House Minority Leadership Office developing, drafting and directing the Republican legislative agenda.

Mr. O Sullivan is also the President of Payer Technologies LLC,,  a health care technology company in the claims processing space for health insurance businesses. Mr. O'Sullivan purchased the company in 2004.

Most recently, Mr. O Sullivan has been named Managing Director of the "Straight Cents News Network",,  a cable television and internet program specializing in providing relevant and timely financial news and programming for the casual investor.

In addition, Mr. O’Sullivan has significant political experience dating back to 1976 for both candidates and initiative referendum causes including local, state and federal elections. His service to town government includes a term on the Duxbury Finance Committee. An active alumnus of Boston College, Mr. O’Sullivan was chairman of the 25th Year Gift Committee for the class of 1978 as well as serving on numerous committees


Maureen E. Rooney, Vice President

Maureen E. Rooney has served with distinction in both the executive and legislative branches of Massachusetts government. In addition, Ms. Rooney was a founding member of Boston Business Partners, Inc., a business and capital development firm. Among the clients Ms. Rooney represented were Zero-Stage Capital, Chemical Securities, Inc. and Urban Tax Services and CPA, Inc.

In 1991, Ms. Rooney was appointed Assistant Secretary of Economic Affairs in the Weld-Cellucci Administration. She was credited for her role in achieving reform of the estate tax, creating a new research and development tax credit and implementing landmark regulatory reform.

Ms. Rooney’s professional credentials in the legislature include:

Research Director for the Joint Committee on Taxation where she oversaw all legislation and made recommendations relative to Massachusetts tax law including corporate, income, property and sales taxes.

Fiscal Director for the House Minority Leadership where she advised the Republican caucus on appropriations, bond authorizations and tax policy.

Ms. Rooney has a history of involvement in political, civic and philanthropic activities. Her board memberships include NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund and the Friends of the Public Garden & Boston Common.


Walter P. Wise, Vice President, Government Procurement

Walter P. Wise brings over twelve years experience working in the public and commercial sectors in roles ranging from project manager to a highly successful business development executive. Mr. Wise is also a retired United States Air Force Officer, having served in various positions worldwide for over 23 years.

Prior to joining Capital Associates, Mr. Wise served as Vice President, Business Development, for Client Network Services, Inc. In this position, Mr. Wise was responsible for developing new business opportunities in state government across New England, in various healthcare arenas and with the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation. During his tenure, Mr. Wise built a regional portfolio from zero dollars in 1998 to over $30 million in contract value today.

Prior to his work with Client Network Services, Mr. Wise served as a Senior Business Engineer, Program Manager and Business Development Manager for Sumaria Systems, Inc. supervising over fifty employees and subcontractor personnel, working under more than thirty active task orders. Employees under Mr. Wise’s supervision were located in the United States, Iceland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Panama.

Mr. Wise’s career in the United States Air Force included over 4,000 worldwide flight hours in transport aircraft and numerous positions staff and management positions from linguist, navigator, flight planner, scheduler, program manager and IT manager and head of the Military Airlift Command’s Project Office at Hanscom AFB.

Mr. Wise has an M.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and M.A. in Management and was recognized by Client Network Services Inc. with it’s’ “Rising Star Award for 2000” and “Employee of the Year for 2002.” In addition, he has numerous professional and trade affiliations, such as the Hanscom Representatives Association (HRA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Air Traffic Controllers Association (ATCA), and Air Force Association (AFA).


Hon. Mark J. Carron, Senior Advisor, Government Relations

Mark J. Carron comes to Capital Associates after serving as a member of the Massachusetts Legislature. Mr. Carron, a Democrat from Central Massachusetts, served with distinction as a State Representative in the Massachusetts General Court from 1999 to 2007. During that time, Mr. Carron was an active and vocal member of the Committees of the Judiciary, Small Business and Community Develoment and Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Mr. Carron also co-chaired the House Democratic Council, a group of colleagues that provided House members with greater access to information on policy and process, as they navigated through arguably the worst economic period in the state's history.

Mr. Carron built a unique reputation over the years as an ally to both business and labor and was highly regarded as taking a no-nonsense, pragmatic approach to all issues. As a small business owner himself and with his vast legislative experience, Mr. Carron strengthens Capital Associates' ability to advise clients and to interact with the numerous government agencies involved in health care regulation , business development and procurement issues.

Mary L. Burns, Capital Advertising LLC

Mary L. Burns joins Capital Associates after a ten year career working in the Massachusetts Highway Department and serving four governors.

The founder of Capital Advertising LLC,,   and SPLASH Media Boston LLC,,   Ms. Burns works in all areas of the outside media space including site location, site preparation, permit procurement, finance, billboard construction and advertising.

In 1994, Governor William F. Weld appointed Ms. Burns to the position of Administrative and Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Highway Department’s Outdoor Advertising Division. In this capacity, Ms. Burns organized all Administration activities concerning the outdoor advertising industry. She served as the liaison between the Board and the Massachusetts General Court, the Governor’s office, the Federal Highway Administration, city/town officials from across the state and the general public. Under Ms. Burns’ leadership, redundant regulations were eliminated and application procedures were streamlined.

Ms. Burns was promoted to assume the additional position of Associate Commissioner of the Highway Department in 1999 where she served until 2005. In this capacity, Ms. Burns was responsible for review and disposition of all highway construction contracts, including specifications, changes, alterations, amendments and modifications. Her duties also included the review and revision/creation of department regulations and assistance in development of department budgets.

This deep government experience has given Ms. Burns a great understanding of the governmental processes in the policy – regulatory and legislative – and contract procurement on both the state and local level. Her relationships are extensive with state and local elected and appointed government officials.

Prior to her state government service, Ms. Burns served in numerous professional and political positions in her hometown of Lowell, MA including the Lowell Planning Board. Ms. Burns has deep experience in political campaigns and with civic and charitable causes.


Through business, government and political involvement, Capital Associates, Incorporated has cultivated an extensive network of private sector consultants. These will be utilized to fulfill a client’s business needs. Capital Associates, Incorporated is equipped to create a winning strategy, to build a cohesive project team and to succeed in a highly competitive business marketplace. Capital Associates has a proven record of accomplishment.

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