Mr. DelPonte Appointed To Mashpee Finance Committee
By: GEOFF SPILLANE, August 25, 2014
Since moving to Mashpee full time last year, David J. DelPonte has made it a priority to become involved in the community.
The former Southampton resident has already volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod and Habitat for Humanity, been a substitute teacher in the Mashpee Public Schools, and served as interim director of housing for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
Earlier this month, he made his first foray into town government when he was appointed to the Mashpee Finance Committee by town moderator Jeremy M. Carter.
Mr. DelPonte has nearly four decades of financial management experience with corporate insurance giants MassMutual Financial Group and ING/Aetna, as well as a nonprofit substance abuse treatment organization in New Hampshire.
He currently operates his own consulting firm, DelPonte LLC, providing treasury, budget, finance, and cash flow forecasting to manufacturing and healthcare clients.
Mr. DelPonte, 59, will fill the seat recently vacated by Dr. Mark A. Davini, who resigned his post due to a professional commitment.
Late last year, Mr. DelPonte was a finalist for another vacant position on the finance committee, but the seat went to longtime Mashpee resident Thomas F. Murphy.
Finance committee chairman Theresa M. Cook is very impressed with Mr. DelPonte’s credentials, demeanor, and eagerness to contribute to the committee and the town.
“David comes to us with a very impressive resume listing his extensive background in financial matters, but more importantly he struck me as someone who will sit back and listen to all comments and ideas before trying to integrate the best of them to bring about the most positive financial plans and solutions to move Mashpee forward. I believe that David will fit in very nicely with all members of the FinCom and I look forward to working with him,” Ms. Cook said.
Mr. DelPonte has never been involved in municipal government operations and stresses that he has no political aspirations for other town offices. He said that his focus will be on working with the committee to allocate the resources available to accomplish the town’s mission.
“I’m really looking forward to this great learning opportunity. I can make a contribution to the town, meet new people, and make new friends,” he said.