NEC Elects 10 Respected Regional Business Leaders to its Board of Directors

BOSTON – The New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations, has elected 10 leaders from the New England Business community to serve on its Board of Directors.  The Council’s Board of Directors, chaired by John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management, voted to elect the new directors at its meeting yesterday afternoon in Boston.

“This group of new Directors represents the diverse business community in New England,” said James T. Brett, President & CEO of The New England Council. “Their breadth of experience and expertise will bring new perspectives and fresh ideas to our Board of Directors.  I look forward to collaborating with each of our new Directors as The New England Council works to address the many economic challenges the New England region faces.”

The following 10 individuals were elected to the Board of Directors yesterday:

Stephen H. Bryant
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
Springfield, MA

Paul Choquette, III
Vice President
Gilbane Building Company
Providence, RI

Anne Hawley
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA

Marty Jones
President & CEO
Mass Development
Boston, MA

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

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

Dr. Patricia Maguire Meservey
Salem State University
Salem, MA

Lauren Rowley
Vice President of State Government Affairs
CVS Caremark Corporation
Woonsocket, RI

Mary Usovicz
Director of External Affairs
Repsol Energy North America
Salem, MA

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

Click here for full bios for each new Director.

Click here for a complete listing of the New England Council’s Board of Directors.

The New England Council, the country’s oldest regional business organization, is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the region.  The Council is dedicated to identifying and supporting federal public policies and articulating the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England.  The NEC is also committed to working with public and private sector leaders across the region and in Washington through educational programs and forums for information exchange.  For more information, please visit:

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