Business & Legal Experience
AbleRoad Waltham, MA
Chairman & CEO
2012 to present
Founder of AbleRoad Associates Inc., a Zagat’s/Yelp-like Site/App connecting people with accessible places. No matter where you live or what you like to do, the AbleRoad™ Site and Apps enable you to locate, rate and review accessible places. Find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, medical facilities, theaters, and more.
McGuire Associates, Inc. Newburgh, NY and Waltham, MA
Chairman & CEO
1991 to present
Founder of McGuire Associates, Inc. a consulting firm specializing in issues of compliance with federal & state disability-related laws.
District Attorney’s Office, Bronx County, New York
Assistant District Attorney / Staff Assistant
1987 to 1991
Responsible for disposition of criminal cases for arraignment, preparation of cases for Grand Jury presentation including subpoena of evidence, filing of motions, witness review, and trial strategy; liaison between District Attorney’s office and New York State Police for undercover surveillance; trial prosecutor.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Boston, Massachusetts
Appointed by State Commissioner Elmer Bartels, responsible for drafting and implementing state regulations resulting in the creation of an agency for independent living.
U.S. Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr., Washington, D.C.
1984 to 1985
Responsible for researching and drafting congressional federal voting legislation.
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Responsible for establishing standards and guidelines to be used in civilian personnel evaluations and reviews.
Tuition Advance Fund Information Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Special project for the President of Boston University, responsibilities included structuring new student loan eligibility procedures and developing legislative framework for use as national federal guidelines.
IBM Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York
Responsible for analyzing and preparing recommendations for vender bid review process; investigated and resolved outstanding accounts payable/receivable invoices.
U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Boston, Massachusetts
1979 to 1980
Responsible for coordinating and scheduling incoming visitors and communications at Senator Kennedy’s Boston office; acted as the Senator’s representative at various Massachusetts town government meetings; prepared summaries and follow-up recommendations for the Senator’s review.
Produced a customer service video related to training frontline employees on properly interacting with people with disabilities. The DVD has been sold to hundreds of corporations around the country.
Produced planning and training DVDs related to evacuating people with disabilities from buildings during emergencies. The DVDs have been sold to over 1,000 worldwide entities.
Prepared and sold public service announcements for the Governor’s Office of Employment of Disabled Persons, State of California.
Motion picture and television experience including collaborative/technical advisor and onscreen featured role both for Oliver Stone in Universal Pictures’ “Born On The Fourth of July” and for daytime television drama series. Retained by Columbia Pictures as technical advisor for the feature film, “Gattica.”
National Essay Winner, President’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities; selected as winner over 1,000 participants, and received national recognition and publication of essay.
Disability Law Center, Inc, Individual Leadership Award Recipient, for improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in Massachusetts, September 15th, 2005.
2012 Independent Living, Inc. Silver Celebration Gala honoree, for individual accomplishments which have resulted in systematic changes to improve access in public places for people with cognitive, mobility, hearing and visual disabilities. New York, May 5th, 2012.
2014 recipient of the FRED Pioneer Award. This award is given to the individual or organization that best embodies innovation and advancement in the field of disability rights. Los Angeles, CA 2014.
2012 Commencement Speaker at Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, selected by faculty, including Professor and Dean Gloria Waters, to inspire graduates and their families.
2012 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Executive Education Attendee –Accessibility: Compliance, and Universal Design.
2013 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Executive Education Instructor – Accessibility: Compliance, and Universal Design.
Past Committee Appointments
NFPA’s Technical Committee on Building Systems
NFPA’s Building Code Technical Correlating Committee
NFPA’s Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee
Juris Doctorate, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Served as Staff Assistant to Congressman Hamilton Fish, Jr.; taught Urban, Housing, Family, and Criminal Law to high school seniors in Washington D.C. public school system; trained class for city-wide mock trial competition.
Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Student Body President representing 13,500 undergraduate students; administered a one million dollar annual budget, responsible for drafting and implementation of a new student government constitution, and restructuring of the student government organization; ex-officio member on the Boston University Board of Trustees, 1982-1983.