NEC Elects Three Respected Regional Business Leaders to Board of Directors
BOSTON (October 5, 2015) – The New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations, has elected three 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. The newly elected Board of Director members include Jay Curley of Beacon Health Options, Paul Gentile of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, and Mark Kalpin of WilmerHale
“This group of new Directors truly represents New England’s diverse business community,” said James T. Brett, President & CEO of The New England Council. “Their breadth of experience and expertise 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.
Jay Curley, of Needham, MA, serves as Beacon Health Option’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this role, Curley develops and oversees Beacon’s corporate affairs activities to help identify and facilitate the company’s corporate strategy. Curley is actively involved in Beacon’s public affairs, external communications, association management, community relations and corporate citizenship. Prior to joining Beacon, Curley ran his own strategic public affairs and external relations consulting firm. Earlier in his career he worked in government relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, during which time he also served on the NEC board.
Paul Gentile, of Shrewsbury, MA, is the President/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, the trade association serving credit unions in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. . Gentile joined the Association in January 2014 when he led the merger of the Massachusetts CU League, New Hampshire CU League and CU Association of Rhode Island into the Cooperative Credit Union Association. Earlier in his career, Gentile was an Executive Vice President with CUNA based in Washington DC, and served as president/CEO of the New Jersey Credit Union League. Gentile also served as the editor and publisher of Credit Union Times, a national weekly publication covering the credit union movement.
Mark Kalpin, of Scituate, MA, is as a Partner at WilmerHale where he co-chairs the firm’s Energy and Cleantech Group. Kalpin’s practice focuses on aiding clients navigate the regulatory, financial, and compliance environment surrounding the energy sector. In this role, Kalpin has represented clients on issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, state Public Utility Commissions, and other Federal and state Agencies. In addition to his new role on the Council’s Board of Directors, Kalpin also serves as the Chair of the Council’s Energy & Environment Committee.
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: www.newenglandcouncil.com.