BOSTON – Three new Directors were elected to the MassEcon board at its Annual Meeting, along with the re-election of six board members and six named as Officers and Executive Committee members.
The new Directors elected to the Board are: Mitchell Feldman, Senior Vice President, Middle Market Group Commercial Banking at Santander; Meredith Harris, Executive Director at the Marlborough EDC; and Doug Landry, Boston Office Lead at Langan.
Re-elected to the Board are: Paul Bauer, Partner at Bowditch & Dewey; David Begelfer, Principal at CRE Strategic Advisors; Mike Scott, Co-Managing Partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP; Bill Harris, Principal and Regional Practice Leader at Perkins + Will; Bonnie Sullivan, Vice President at Middlesex Savings Bank; and Theresa Conroy, Vice Presisdent, Relationship Manager at TD Bank.
Stephen Flavin of WPI was re-elected as Chairman of the Board. Denise McGeough, Senior Vice President for Commercial Markets at Citizens Bank, was voted Vice Chair. Mike Scott, a Partner at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP was re-elected as Clerk. Geoff Howell, a Partner at DLA Piper LLP, was voted Assistant Clerk. Bonnie Sullivan, Vice President at Middlesex Savings Bank was voted Treasurer and elected to the Executive Committee. Brian Cohen, Senior Vice President at CBRE will serve as Immediate past Chair of MassEcon.
The Annual Meeting at the UMass Club at One Beacon Street in Boston was followed by MassEcon’s Annual Luncheon, where Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) Executive Director David Gibbons delivered a presentation on the MCCA’s optimization of Boston facilities for increasing event capacity.
Board Members and other MassEcon members in attendance reviewed highlights of a successful year, in which MassEcon provided assistance to 55 companies associated with approximately 8,000 jobs in Massachusetts. Users of MassEcon’s Site finder Service sought 4.6 million square feet of space and 525 acres of land. Among the companies moving to or expanding in Massachusetts is the Simcere Innovation Center in Cambridge. Among the companies served by MassEcon, 9% were international, 49% were out of state, and 42% were from within Massachusetts.
MassEcon is the convener/host of the new MassLeads meetings with MassDevelopment, EOHED, MOBD, MLSC, MOITI, and MGCF.
New MassEcon members this year include 1Berkshire, Avison Young, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Colliers International, Ernst & Young, Langan, Mass Bio, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, SGA, Skanska, and Wayfair.