Jack McCarthy, a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston College, has attended two of the best schools Boston has to offer. He and his five siblings were born and raised in West Roxbury, and Jack currently lives in Norwood with his two daughters Kristen and Megan and his wife Linda. While working at Raytheon, Jack attended Suffolk University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and passed the Bar Exam on his first try in 1998. He then began a life of public service working as the Chief of Staff for the Massachusetts Secretary of State from January 1995 until March 2000. In this position, Jack was responsible for management and policy development of all 20 divisions, as well as representing the Secretary before constituent groups. Before becoming the Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority on January 25, 2012, Jack worked as the Senior Assistant Inspector General from August 2003 until August 2011. In this role, Jack advised the Inspector General on matters of prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse by all entities of the Commonwealth. Jack was elected as Moderator for the Town of Norwood from 1991 to 2003. He is an active member of his community.

Fast forward to today, Jack works as the Executive Director of the MSBA, a quasi-independent government authority that works to reform the financing for improving school buildings across Massachusetts. The MSBA works with local communities to create affordable and sustainable schools that will benefit the community. The buildings that the MSBA creates provides students the opportunity to an education that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.