Board of Directors

Chaired by John Hailer, the President and CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, the New England Council’s Board of Directors includes some of the top executives at New England’s most well-known and highly respected institutions.  Bringing expertise from a wide range of industries and a deep understanding of the unique elements of the New England economy, the board works closely with Council staff to identify issues and policies in which the Council should be engaged, to shape the council’s policy positions, and to develop high-quality programming for members.

John Hailer – Chairman President & CEO
Natixis Global Asset Management
Boston, MA

Thomas Flannery – Treasurer Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
Boston, MA

James T. Brett – Secretary President & CEO
The New England Council
Boston, MA

Joseph Alviani Vice President for Government Affairs
Partners HealthCare System
Boston, MA

Dr. Joseph Aoun President
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Joseph Baerlein President
Rasky/Baerlein Strategic Communications
Boston, MA

Joseph J. Barry Senior Vice President - Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs
State Street Corporation
Boston, MA

Elizabeth C. Barton Partner
Day Pitney LLP
Hartford, CT

Dr. James F. Birge President
Franklin Pierce University
Rindge, NH

David T. Blackburn Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.
Boston, MA

Peter T. Bowman Vice President MA/RI External Affairs
Verizon
Boston, MA

Connie L. Brennan Senior Vice President
TD Bank
Portland, ME

Stephen H. Bryant President
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Westborough, MA

Greg Butler Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Northeast Utilities
Hartford, CT

Robert Caret President
The University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Kevin C. Conroy Counsel
Foley Hoag
Boston, MA

Jay Curley External Senior Advisor
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Ann Daley Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Pitney Bowes
Stamford, CT

Joseph Dalton Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.
Boston, MA

Gerald (Jerry) Daly Senior Vice President
Optum
Hartford, CT

Robert A. DiMuccio Chairman, President & CEO
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Lincoln, RI

John P. Doyle, Jr. Chair, Health Law Practice Group
PretiFlaherty
Portland, ME

Dr. Donald J. Farish President
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI

Joseph Fay, Esq. General Counsel
Yankee Atomic Energy Company
Wicasset, ME

John F. Fitzgerald Co-Founder & Principal
Atlantic Associates, Inc.
Boston, MA

Thomas F. Flaherty Vice President
Sprague Operating Resources, Inc.
Portsmouth, NH

Kristin L. Fraser Managing Partner
KPMG LLP
Providence, RI

William J. Geary, Esq. External Counsel
Clean Harbors Development, LLC
Norwell, MA

Thomas P. Glynn Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Massachusetts Port Authority
Boston, MA

David Goggin Director of State Government Affairs
Amgen, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Christopher E. Goode Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs & Public Policy
EMC Corporation
Hopkinton, MA

James A. Grasso President & CEO
Grasso Associates, LLC
Needham, MA

Gary R. Greenberg Co-Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Boston, MA

Anne Hawley Director
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

Kevin R. Hennessy Director of Federal, State & Local Affairs in New England
Dominion Resources, Inc.
Waterford, CT

Thomas F. Holt, Jr. Partner
K&L Gates, LLP
Boston, MA

W. Patrick Hughes President & CEO
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, MA

James W. Hunt, Jr. President & CEO
MA League of Community Health Centers
Boston, MA

Ryan E. Hutchins Senior Vice President
Gilbane Building Company
Boston, MA

Patricia Jacobs, Ph.D. President
AT&T New England
Boston, MA

Joanne Y. Jaxtimer Regional Executive Managing Director
BNY Mellon
Boston, MA

Richard D. Jenkinson Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs
Thermo Fisher Scientific International
Waltham, MA

James ‘J.J’ Johnson Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy
Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA

Marty Jones President & CEO
Mass Development
Boston, MA

Dennis Kearney, Esq. Partner
Kearney, Donovan, & McGee
Boston, MA

William F. Kennedy Partner
Nutter McClennen & FIsh LLP
Boston, MA

Thomas Kershaw Owner & President
The Hampshire House
Boston, MA

Matthew B. LeBretton Director of Public Affairs
New Balance, Inc.
Brighton, MA

Annmarie Levins Associate General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation
Cambridge, MA

Raymond G. Long Vice President of Government Affairs
NRG Energy
Middletown, CT

John Maher Senior VIce President
Citi
Boston, MA

James Mahoney Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Boston, MA

Paul Mattera Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer
The Liberty Mutual Group
Boston, MA

James McCaffrey Consultant
Mercer
Boston, MA

Frank McDougall Vice President, Government Relations
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH

Patrick McHugh President - New Hampshire
FairPoint Communications
Manchester, NH

Dianne Mercier President - New Hampshire
People's United Bank
Manchester, NH

Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey President
Salem State University
Salem, MA

Edmund F. Murphy, III Managing Director
Putman Investments
Boston, MA

Robert C. Murray President
Bond Brothers, Inc.
Everett, MA

Joseph R. Nolan Senior Vice President
Northeast Utilities
Boston, MA

Michele D. Perkins, Ed.D. President and Professor of Higher Education Administration
New England College
Henniker, NH

Christopher H. Pinkerton President & CEO
SBLI
Woburn, MA

Matthew Power Executive Vice President
Lexington Insurance
Boston, MA

Mike Prentiss Senior Manager, State Government Relations & Global Government Communications
Procter & Gamble
Boston, MA

Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. President
Curry College
Milton, MA

Thomas D. Rath Managing Partner
Rath, Young, and Pignatelli, P.A.
Concord, NH

Marcy L. Reed President, Massachusetts
National Grid
Waltham, MA

Mark Reilly Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Relations
Comcast
Manchester, NH

Michael Reopel Principal
Deloitte
Boston, MA

Ken Robinson Senior Vice President & Director of Government Affairs
Citizens Bank
Providence, RI

James Roosevelt, Jr. President & CEO
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA

Teresa R. Rosenberger President
Devine Strategies
Manchester, NH

Thomas Samoluk Vice President & Counsel, Government Relations
John Hancock Financial Services
Boston, MA

Michael D. Sargent Senior Director, Government Affairs
CVS Caremark Corporation
Portland, ME

Eric H. Schultz President & CEO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Wellesley, MA

Gregory Smith Director
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
Concord, NH

John Stadtler Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Boston, MA

Joanne M. Sullivan VIce President & Director of Government & Community Relations
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Boston, MA

Laurel Sweeney Senior Director, Reimbursement & Legislative Affairs
Philips Healthcare
Andover, MA

H. Lawrence Tafe, III Of Counsel
Day Pitney
Boston, MA

Martha Temple President, New England Market
Aetna
Hartford, CT

Mary Usovicz Vice President, Marketing & External Affairs
OsComp Systems
Boston, MA

Chris Vincze Chairman & CEO
TRC Companies, Inc.
Lowell, MA

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