“He’s very bright and articulate and he’s great with people,” Cahill said.
Cahill said he has not determined a salary for the new position and is trying to identify a source of funding in the budget.
Ayles, the prospective finance director, is deputy director of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund and the agency’s former director of administration and finance. He has also worked as an auditor and budget analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Ayles ran unsuccessfully for Ward 2 city councilor in November.
Williams is an attorney based in Beverly. She has 22 years of experience in state and federal courts, including litigation involving municipalities and zoning boards, according to her resume. She has a law degree from Suffolk University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University.
Goldberg is a former prosecutor for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and is now a partner in a Beverly law firm with Scott Dullea, the outgoing Beverly city councilor-at-large. Goldberg is a graduate of Boston University and Georgetown University Law Center.
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