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 Captial 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

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

Dr. Joseph Aoun President
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Joseph Baerlein Presiden
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 Relations
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 Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Eversource Energy
Hartford, CT

Elizabeth A. Chace-Marino Senior Manager of Government Affairs
Ahold USA Retail
Quincy, MA

Kevin C. Conroy Partner
Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA

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

Jay Curley, J.D. Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Chief of Staff to the CEO
Beacon Health Options
Boston, MA

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

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

Gerald (Jerry) Daly Senior Vice President
Hartford, CT

Alex Dimitrief Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Boston, MA

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
Boston, MA

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

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

Paul Gentile President & CEO
Cooperative Credit Union Association
Marlborough, MA

Thomas P. Glynn Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Massachusetts Port Authority
Boston, 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 Director of Federal, State & Local Affairs in New England
Dominion Resources, Inc.
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

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

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

Annmarie Levins
Microsoft Corporation
Cambridge, MA

Raymond G. Long Vice President, National, State and Federal Government Affairs
NRG Energy, Inc.
Middletown, CT

Christopher J. MacKenzie Office Managing Partner--Boston
Boston, MA

James Mahoney Senior Vice President
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

Patrick C. McHugh, Esq.
FairPoint Communications
Manchester, NH

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

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

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

Matthew F. Power Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Development
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

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, Government Relations
John Hancock Financial Services
Boston, MA

Mark Santos President, New England Market
Aetna Inc.
Hartford, CT

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

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

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

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

Laurel Sweeney Senior Director, Health Economics & Market Access
Philips Healthcare
Andover, MA

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

Jesse O. Villarreal Executive Vice President Government Affairs and Public Policy Director
Boston, MA

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

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

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