NEC Elects 11 Respected Business Leaders to 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 11 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 recent meeting 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 11 individuals have been elected to the Board of Directors:

Joseph J. Barry
Senior Vice President – Regulatory, Industry, and Government Affairs
State Street Corporation
Boston, MA

Kevin C. Conroy
Foley Hoag
Boston, MA

Gerald Daly
Regional Vice President, Client Management
UnitedHealthcare National Accounts
Hartford, CT

Kristin  L. Fraser
Managing Partner
Providence, RI

Eric Kraus
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Mansfield, MA

Diane Mercier
President – New Hampshire
People’s United Bank
Manchester, NH

Edmund F. Murphy, III
Head of Defined Contribution
Putnam Investments
Boston, MA

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

James Roosevelt, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Tufts Health Plan
Watertown, MA

John Stadtler
Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Boston, MA

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