CSC announces appointment of New Executive Director

CSC Breaking News:

RK-PhotoBalancedOct 15, 2013 The Community Software Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment Rebecca Krause-Hardie, as our new CEO & Executive Director.

We are delighted to have Rebecca as our Executive Director and CEO. Her expertise and energy will enable us to significantly expand services and respond to needs of our current and future members.”   Tammy Blackwell, CSC Chair

CSC is a unique Software Consortium of 67 communities, across Massachusetts. We build, share and support; responsive, cost-effective, state of the art technology solutions for municipal government.

With the successful launch of its new Cloud-Based, Assessing and Collection Systems; the CSC board recognized the need for a dedicated professional, to extend its offerings, reach out and listen to towns and communities, and build collaborative partnerships, across Massachusetts and neighboring states.

“The CSC has well served its communities relying on the efforts of volunteer members. As the CSC expands its programs and membership to achieve savings in regionalization and shared services, it is fortunate to have someone like Rebecca who can wear so many hats critical to building the organization beyond its current roles.”    David Davies, Director of IT of the DOR Division of Local Services.

The ever-increasing demands on local government, and belt tightening needed to achieve balanced budgets; CSC Products, such as it Open Source Cloud Based Collections System, provides unparalleled value, significant cost savings, and state of the art technology to member communities.


Rebecca Krause-Hardie – Bio

Rebecca brings significant management experience to the CSC, in municipal government, corporate finance, marketing, technology, strategic planning, project management, and community public service.

As  Royalston Tax Collector, and project manager, Rebecca  was instrumental in Royalston receiving & implementing,  a $290K State Community Innovation Challenge Grant, on behalf of the CSC, to develop Cloud-Based Financial Software, now in field testing.

As the owner of AudienceWorks, a national management consulting firm, she has worked with The New York Philharmonic,, and the Boston Symphony among many others. Krause-Hardie conceived the idea for the award-winning New York Philharmonic’s first interactive children’s music education website and acted as its Executive Producer for over 10 years.

Other career highlights: Orchestra Manger for the Detroit Symphony & Director of New Media for the League of American Orchestras.  Rebecca is a Julliard Graduate, French Horn Player & Teacher. She is a Member of the Town Finance Committee, a Call Fire Fighter/EMT on the Royalston Fire Department, and is the town’s IT Director.