NEC Elects Six Respected Business Leaders to Board

BOSTON (January 7, 2014) – The New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations, has elected six 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 is truly representative of  New England’s diverse business community,” said James T. Brett, President & CEO of The New England Council. “Their range of expertise and experience will bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to our Board of Directors.  I look forward to collaborating with each of our new Directors as The New England Council works toward our goals of promoting economic growth and a high quality of life in our region.

The following six individuals have been elected to the Board of Directors:

John F. Fitzgerald
Co-founder & Principal
Atlantic Associates Inc.
Boston, MA

Kevin R. Hennessy
Director of Federal, State & Local Affairs in New England
Dominion Resources, Inc.
Waterford, CT

Ryan Hutchins
Senior Vice President & Regional Manager for New England Region
Boston, MA

William F. Kennedy
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP
Boston, MA

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

Martha Temple
President, New England Market
Hartford, CT

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:



Recently from the Blog

Commonwealth Care Alliance Donates to RI Nonprofits

10/14/2021 | Read Post

Cambridge Trust Commits $110M to Affordable Housing Construction

10/12/2021 | Read Post

In the News

NEC to Honor Historic All-Female Lineup of 2021 New Englanders of the Year

08/2/2021 | Read Press Release

NEC Board Elects Three New Directors

04/27/2021 | Read Press Release