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.

Chris Ferzli Director, Global Corporate Affairs and Communications
Ocean Spray
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 Partner and 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

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

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

Lauren Burm Head of Public Affairs and Communications
Ørsted North America
Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Pamela D. Everhart Senior Vice President
Fidelity Investments
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

Michael P. Flammia Member, Chair, Board of Directors, Executive Committee Vice Chair, Commercial Litigation
Eckert Seamans
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 Chairman & CEO
Grasso Group US
Needham, MA

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

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

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

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

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

Dennis Leonard President
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Boston, MA

Lauren Liss President & CEO
Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Katy D. O’Neil Vice President, Business Development and Client Relations, Northeast
Suffolk Construction
Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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 President
Devine Strategies
Manchester, NH

Christos Ross Executive Vice President, 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 Senior Director
McLane Middleton
Concord, NH

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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