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After working as assistant town manager and chief financial officer for three years, Herbert in 2016 was promoted to town manager, orchestrating the increase of the town’s bond rating two notches from AA to the highest level of AAA. By finding ways to reduce fixed costs like utilities and health benefits, Herbert enhanced service levels in public safety, education, administration and human services.
Herbert serves on the board for the Metrowest YMCA’s Hopkinton branch, Leadership Metrowest, and the Arts! Ashland Alliance.
Whose career would you like to emulate? Abraham Lincoln – despite numerous disappointments and faced with difficult choices, he always moved forward and made decisions based on his principles and vision.
What is your advice to young business people? No matter how bad things seem, you should never give up.
What is the first impression you like to leave with business contacts? I am a good listener. I want people to know their concerns and issues are heard and addressed.
If I hadn’t gone down this career path, I would have liked to...continue as a musician.
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