Presidents’ Day Celebration of Service

photo-album-linkTHANK YOU to the 70 Presidents, CEOs and senior leaders from the Boston business community who joined us on February 12th for this year’s Presidents’ Day Celebration of Service.  

Volunteering in teams, these Greater Boston leaders rolled up their sleeves to clean toys, process clothing, and create KidPacks of donated items that will help more than 300 children stay safe and warm this winter.  We are honored to have served together, deeply appreciative of their time and compassion, and we look forward to future opportunities to partner together to support children in need across the Commonwealth.

Thank you also for generous donations of time and talent from Bakers’ Best Catering for the breakfast spread and Kiera Slye Photography for capturing the fun and impact of the day!


Thank you for serving with us:

Morra Aarons Mele, Founder, Women Online and The Mission List

Jon Abbott, President & CEO, WGBH

Jeff Bellows, VP Corporate Citizenship, Blue Cross Blue Shield

David Belluck, General Partner, Riverside Partners

Marc Bernsau, Owner, W. Marc Bernsau – Photographer

Brian Bilello, President, New England Revolution

David Blackburn, Managing Director, Marsh USA Inc.

Bob Boudreau, CEO, Winter Wyman

John Burke, Chief Culture Officer, Staples

John Butterworth, EVP/Partner, CBRE/New England

Brian Dacey, President, Cambridge Innovation Center

Emily Dahlgaard, Public Affairs, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Stephan Dietrich, VP Adobe Campaign Americas – Digital Marketing, Adobe

Siobhan Dullea, EVP & Chief Client Officer, Communispace

Douglas Farrington, Partner in Charge – Boston, Marcum LLP

Bill Fine, President & General Manager, WCVB-TV

Ken Frieze, President, Gordon Brothers Group

Yana Gaber, Corporate Catering Sales, Bakers’ Best Catering

Bill Gabovitch, VP & Associate General Counsel, Staples

Bob Gallery, President, Massachusetts Bank of America

Jill Gallery

Phil Giudice, CEO, Ambri Inc.

Tom Goemaat, CEO, Shawmut Design & Construction

Ivon Gois, President & CEO, Gois Broadcasting

Barbara Goose, President – Boston & Detroit, DigitasLBi

Jon Goose, President, Color Copy Center Boston

Paul Guzzi, President & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Bev Halperin, Chair, Vistage International

Brad Hamlin, Senior Vice President, Triple Point Technology

Sharlyn Heslam, Managing Director & General Counsel, Berkshire Partners

Raymond Hoefling, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Webster Bank

Phil Holberton, Adjunct Professor – Leadership, Brandeis University – Rabb School

Craig Holbrook, Managing Partner, Centric Consulting

Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO, Hollister Staffing

Blake Jordan, Executive Director, Highland Street Foundation

Joel Kaplan, Account Services/Partner, MK3 Creative

Russ Kenn, Executive Director – New England, Autism Speaks

Howard Kogan, EVP & Chief Technology/Strategy Officer, Communispace

Renee Kwok, President, TFC Financial Management

Sandy Lish, Principal & Founder, The Castle Group

Nathalya Mamane, Owner, NM Events

Ron Masiello, President, Crystal Motor Express

Lynn Margherio, CEO, Cradles to Crayons

Bill Matson, Vice President, Human Resources, Analog Devices

Christopher Mayer

Mary McGeown, President & CEO, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Chris McIntosh, Publisher, Boston Business Journal

Sharon McNally, Chief of Staff, Connors Family Office

Kirk Metcalf, Managing Partner of New England Operations, Willis Group Holdings

Michael Morris, Partner, Outside In Advisors

Rick Musiol, SVP, Director of Public Affairs, Citizens Bank

Katy O’Neil, EVP of Member Services, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

William Parent, President & CEO, Blue Hills Bank

Rob Perez, President & COO, Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Reilly, Executive Director – Boston, Cradles to Crayons

Aidan Riordan, EVP and Head of Affiliate Management, Old Mutual Asset Management 

Joe Roller, President & CEO, Cambridge Trust Company

Jim Rooney, Executive Director, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Charles Rudnick, Vice President of Communications, The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Eric Schultz, President & CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Kiera Slye, Photographer/Owner, Kiera Slye Photography

Newk Stillwell, Co-managing Partner, Ropes & Gray

John Swords, Regional Branch Manager, Chubb & Son, Inc.

Sean Tesoro, President, Salem Five Financial

Tim Tully, President of U.S. Markets – East, BNY Mellon

Alicia Verity, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Market Manager, Bank of America

Ron Willett, President – Northeast Region, AIG

Diane Wilson, Director of Catering Sales, Bakers’ Best Catering

Thank you also to our Teen Leadership Corps members who served with us at Presidents’ Day!

Tatum Abbott

Geoffrey Goose

Sarah Hough

Sarah Murphy

Alfie Rudnick


Presidents’ Day Celebration of Service Agenda



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