Board of Directors

Chaired by John Hailer, President, 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.

Patrick Brennan Partner
Boston, MA

Katherine Craven Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
Babson College
Babson Park, MA

Kristen Garvey Vice President, Corporate Communications
Waters Corporation
Milford, MA

Dr. Robert E. Johnson President
Western New England University
Springfield, MA

Joseph G. Murphy President and Chief Executive Officer
Boston, MA

Jerome M. Smith Senior Manager, External Affairs
Boston, MA

John T. Hailer – Chairman President, Asset Management
1251 Capital Group
Boston, MA

Patricia Jacobs, Ph.D. – Vice Chair President – Northern Region
Boston, MA

John W. Stadtler – Treasurer Senior Partner PwC Financial Services Industry Leader
Boston, MA

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

Dr. Joseph Aoun President
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Kelli J. Armstrong. Ph.D. President
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Joseph Baerlein President
Baerlein Partners LLC
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

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

Patrick Brennan Partner
Boston, MA

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

Elizabeth A. Chace Marino Manager, Government Affairs
Ahold Delhaize USA
Quincy, MA

Kevin C. Conroy Partner
Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA

Katherine Craven Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
Babson College
Wellesley, MA

Michael A. Curry President & CEO
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Boston, 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

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D President
Endicott College
Beverly, MA

Amy V. Dow Director of Public Relations and Government Affairs
New Balance Athletics
Boston, MA

Sarah Evans Chief Human Resources Officer
Ocean Spray
Lakeville-Middleboro, MA

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

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

Cathleen Finn Community Engagement Director
Boston, MA

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

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

Michael P. Flammia Member, Chair, Board of Directors, Executive Committee Vice Chair, Commercial Litigation
Eckert Seamans
Boston, MA

Jennifer M. Gallagher Head of Government Affairs
Iron Mountain
Washington, DC

Kristen Garvey Vice President, Corporate Communications
Waters Corporation
Milford, 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 Chairman & CEO
Grasso Group US
Needham, MA

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

Brian Grip Senior Vice President, State Government Relations Executive
Bank of America
Manchester, NH

Sandi Hennequin Vice President, Governmental Affairs
Liberty Utilities
Concord, NH

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

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

Matthew S. Houde Vice President, Government Relations
Lebanon, NH

Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. President
Western New England University
Springfield, 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 Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Public Affairs Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance
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

Dennis Leonard President & CEO
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Kristin Lewis Chief Government Affairs Officer
Canton, MA

Raymond G. Long Senior Vice President of External Affairs
Clearway Energy Group
Glastonbury, CT

Paul Mattera Ex-Officio

Swampscott, MA

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

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

Joseph G. Murphy President and Chief Executive Officer
Boston, MA

Robert C. Murray President Emeritus
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

Katy D. O’Neil Senior Vice President, Client Services
Suffolk Construction
Boston, MA

Laura S. Peabody Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Mass General Brigham
Somerville, MA

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

Mike Prentiss Director, State Government Relations
The Procter & Gamble Company
Boston, MA

Catherine Provencher, CPA Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs and Treasurer
University System of New Hampshire
Concord, NH

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

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

Shaun Real Partner & New England Financial Services Industry Leader
Ernst & Young
Boston, MA

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

Dan Rivera President & CEO
Boston, MA

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

Douglas Robbins Vice President for Innovation & Capabilities, MITRE Labs
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, MA

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

Teresa R. Rosenberger Senior Advisor
Bernstein Shur
Manchester, NH

Christos Ross Head of Integrated Supply Chain Operations
Burlington, MA

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

Malisa Schuyler Vice President of Government Affairs
Beth Israel Lahey Health
Boston, MA

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

Gregory H. Smith Managing Director, State Capitol Office & Chair, Regulatory Practice
McLane Middleton
Concord, NH

Jerome Smith Senior Manager, External Affairs Boston, MA
Boston, MA

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

Darren Trigonoplos Vice President and Head of Federal Government Affairs
Washington, DC

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

Lisa Wieland Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Port Authority
East Boston, MA

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