Board of Directors

Chaired by John Hailer, Presdent, Asset Management at 1251 Capital Group, 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 T. Hailer – Chairman President, Asset Management
1251 Capital Group
Boston, MA

Thomas F. Flannery – Treasurer Co-Leader, Americas Wealth and Asset Management
Ernst & Young LLP
Boston, MA

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

Dr. Joseph Aoun President
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Joseph Baerlein President
Baerlein Partners LLC
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

Christienne K. Bik, Esq. Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy
Fallon Health
Worcester, MA

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

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

Greg Butler Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Eversource Energy
Hartford, CT

Elizabeth A. Chace-Marino Manager, Government Affairs
Retail Business Services LLC, an Ahold Delhaize Company
Quincy, MA

Kevin C. Conroy Partner
Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA

William “Mo” Cowan President, Global Government Affairs and Policy
Boston, MA

Thomas Croswell, CLU President and Chief Executive Officer
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA

Joseph Dalton Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
ENGIE North America
Boston, MA

Gerald (Jerry) Daly Senior Vice President
Hartford, CT

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

Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo President
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH

Darren Donovan Managing Principal, New England & Upstate NY
Boston, MA

Pamela D. Everhart Senior Vice President
Fidelity Investments
Boston, MA

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

Paige Fetzer Director for Global Government Affairs
Dell Technologies
Hopkinton, MA

John F. Fitzgerald Partner
New Boston Strategies Group
Boston, MA

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

William J. Geary, Esq. External Counsel
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.
Norwell, MA

David Goggin Executive Director, State Government Affairs & Policy
Amgen, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Becca Gould Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
American Tower Corporation
Boston, MA

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

Patrick Griffin Founding Partner + CEO
Merrimack Potomac + Charles
Boston, MA

Kevin R. Hennessy State Policy Director - New England
Dominion Energy
Waterford, CT

Peggy L. Ho, Esq. Executive Vice President, Government Relations
LPL FInancial
Boston, MA

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

Mark C. Kalpin Partner
Holland & Knight
Boston, MA

Dennis J. Kearney, Esq. Partner
Kearney, Donovan & McGee, P.C.
Boston, MA

John D. Keenan, JD President
Salem State University
Salem, MA

Edmund C. Kenealy Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Public Affairs Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Boston, MA

Victoria Reggie Kennedy Senior Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Boston, MA

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

Thomas Kershaw Owner & President
The Hampshire House
Boston, MA

Courtney Larkin Vice President of Government Relations
Hartford, CT

Todd J. Leach, Ph.D. Chancellor
University System of New Hampshire
Concord, NH

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

Dennis Leonard President
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Lauren Liss President & CEO
Boston, MA

Christopher J. MacKenzie Market Managing Partner – Massachusetts
Boston, MA

James Mahoney Global Public Policy Executive
Bank of America
Boston, MA

Paul Mattera Ex-Officio

Swampscott, MA

Timothy C. McDougald Managing Director, New England Operations Leader
Marsh USA Inc.
Boston, MA

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

Kevin M. McGovern, CPA Managing Partner, New England
Boston, MA

Marty Meehan President
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

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

Edmund F. Murphy, III President & CEO
Empower Retirement
Boston, MA

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

Joseph R. Nolan, Jr. Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations
Eversource Energy
Boston, MA

Christopher Oddleifson CEO
Rockland Trust Company
Rockland, MA

John Pantano Alliance Director
Philips Healthcare
Andover, MA

William M. Parent President and CEO
Blue HIlls Bank
Norwood, MA

Theresa Pattara, J.D., C.P.A. Vice President, North America Government Affairs
Iron Mountain
Reston, VA

Laura S. Peabody Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Somerville, MA

Michele D. Perkins, Ed.D. President
New England College
Henniker, NH

Matthew F. Power President, National Branch
Lexington Insurance Company
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

Kevin J. Rasch Vice President Government Affairs and Programs
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Wellesley, MA

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

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

Mark E. Reilly Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Relations, Northeast Division
Comcast Cable Communications
Manchester, NH

Robert F. Rivers Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Bank
Boston, MA

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

Teresa R. Rosenberger President
Devine Strategies
Manchester, NH

Thomas Samoluk Vice President & Counsel, External Affairs & Investigative Services
John Hancock Financial Services
Boston, MA

Deirdre W. Savage Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Graham Shalgian Senior Vice President
Rasky Partner, Inc.
Boston, MA

Michael J. Shultz Vice President, Regulatory & Public Policy
Consolidated Communications
Manchester, NH

Peter H. Sherlock Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, MA

Gregory H. Smith Senior Director
McLane Middleton
Concord, NH

John W. Stadtler Partner and PwC Financial Services Industry Leader
Boston, MA

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

Jesse O. Villarreal Executive Vice President, Head of Government Relations and Public/Regulatory Policy
Boston, MA

Christopher P. Vincze Chairman & CEO
TRC Companies, Inc.
Lowell, MA

Daniel W. Walker Chair, Government Affairs Practice Group
Augusta, ME

Leigh Walton Vice President, Global Government and Regulatory Affairs
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Stamford, CT

Alison Weiss Head of Government Relations
Washington, DC

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