Heather P. Campion is Chief Administrative Officer of Northeast Bancorp, and its new internet savings bank, ableBanking.
From 1998 until 2007, Ms. Campion was a leading executive at Citizens Financial Group, Inc, one of the top ten commercial bank holding companies in the United States headquartered in New England. She served as Group Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Affairs, with corporate-wide responsibility for directing media and public relations, government affairs, charitable giving, internal communications and marketing sponsorships. She sat on the company’s Executive Management Committee, its most senior leadership team.
Between 1981 and 1998, Ms. Campion held numerous positions at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, helping to build the School’s Center for Business and Government, and serving as director of the Public Liaison office. From 1990 to 1998 she was director of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, and associate director of the Institute of Politics.
Ms. Campion began her career in national politics, having held senior positions on presidential campaigns and served on the White House staff during the Carter Administration. Between 1979 and1981 she worked in the speechwriting office, and later the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. She worked on the 1984 Mondale presidential campaign, and served as chief of staff for Kitty Dukakis in the 1988 Dukakis presidential campaign. She also has experience on Capitol Hill, having worked for Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ms. Campion serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards including AAA of Southern New England, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. From 2006-2008, Ms. Campion was President of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, a chapter of the International Women’s Forum, an international non-political organization of pre-eminent women leaders worldwide. She has received several awards and honors including the Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award, the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, Boston Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, the Women’s Business Boston Hall of Fame, and the Harvard Foundation’s Award for Intercultural and Race Relations.
Ms. Campion is a cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College.
Renee Connolly joined EMD Serono, Inc. in June 2004 as vice president of U.S. Communications, where she is responsible for all external and internal communications, including public relations and community affairs. Prior to joining EMD Serono, Connolly was general manager for the Euro-RSCG public relations firm where she led the life sciences practice. She sits on the board of the United Way’s Math, Science & Technology Initiative. She is a member of the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association, and is active in PhRMA, BIO, and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. She received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in NY.
Anne M. Finucane is Bank of America’s global strategy and marketing officer, reporting to chief executive officer and president Brian T. Moynihan and serving as a member of the company’s senior executive management team. During her 15 years as a senior leader at Bank of America and its legacy firms, Finucane has served as senior advisor to four chief executive officers and the boards of directors, with a focus on corporate strategy and public policy creation and implementation.
In her current role, Finucane serves as the senior executive responsible for defining, establishing and communicating Bank of America’s public strategy with constituent groups around the world, including current and prospective customers and clients; elected officials and policymakers; local communities and related advocacy and policy groups; more than 282,000 employees; and shareholders.
Finucane oversees public policy, government affairs, consumer policy and corporate social responsibility, leading the company’s engagement and position on global and domestic policies, issues, current and proposed legislation and other public affairs affecting Bank of America, the financial services industry and the impact of those on the broader U.S. and global economies. In 2009, Finucane’s efforts included the introduction of a newly focused consumer policy and corporate social responsibility effort; a leadership position in the resolution of the company’s participation in the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (TARP); U.S. Congressional hearings and inquiries into the financial services industry; and continued oversight of the largest community development and investment goal ever established by a U.S. financial institution ($1.5 trillion over ten years).
Finucane also oversees the company’s 10-year, $2 billion philanthropic giving goal through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, one of the largest corporate philanthropic organizations in the world; the company’s 10-year, $20 billion environmental initiative to address global climate change, as founder and chair of Bank of America’s Environmental Council; arts and culture investment and programs; and global volunteerism.
In addition, Finucane leads the company’s nearly $2 billion research, marketing, advertising and communications organization, positioning Bank of America and its lines of business around the world.
Finucane joined Bank of America predecessor FleetBoston Financial in 1995. While at Fleet, she was a member of Fleet’s executive management committee, chairperson of FleetBoston Financial Charitable Foundation and a board member of Fleet Credit Card Services.
Finucane serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall, Special Olympics, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Partners Healthcare, The American Ireland Fund and the International Center of Journalists.
Carol Fulp is senior vice president of brand communications and corporate social responsibility at John Hancock Financial. She oversees advertising, marketing sponsorships, event planning and corporate philanthropy for this company that has been recognized by the New York Times as one of the country’s 100 most recognizable brands. Fulp directs John Hancock’s $12 million philanthropic program.
In September 2010, President Obama nominated Fulp as a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. She is currently on leave from John Hancock thru the end of the year serving in this appointment.
Fulp serves on the corporate board of directors of American Student Assistance. She was appointed by Governor Patrick as a trustee to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and was appointed as a trustee of the University of the Virgin Islands by Governor John deJongh. She was also appointed by Mayor Menino as trustee for the Boston Public Library. In addition, she serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, where she co-chaired the Profiles in Courage Awards Dinner.
Fulp is a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. She is the recipient of several leadership awards from organizations including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston Women’s Business Journal, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus. She is also the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Valor Award.
For her efforts in the 2008 Presidential campaign, Fulp received the Living Legend Award from the Museum of Afro-American History as well as the distinguished Eleanor Roosevelt Award from the Massachusetts Democratic Party. She is ranked 12th among Boston Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Boston.” The magazine also cited her as one of Boston’s “10 Most Interesting Women to Watch.”
Marian L. Heard is the president and chief executive officer of Oxen Hill Partners, a Boston-based company specializing in Leadership Development Programs and Brand Enhancement Strategies. She numbers Fortune 500 and privately held companies among her clients.
She is the former president and chief executive officer of the United Way in Boston and chief executive officer of the United Ways of New England. During her tenure, the Boston United Way moved from #87 in major gifts to the #1 position in America. Heard is renowned at the national level, where she served as the founding president and chief executive officer of the Points of Light Foundation and remains a board member. In addition, she is a founding board member and current vice chair of MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. She has also served as the chief executive officer of the Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future, which was co-chaired by former Presidents Clinton and Bush.
Gifted at the podium, she has received the coveted Buckley Orator Award and is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorate degrees, which cite her work on behalf of children. Currently a trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a former trustee of the New England Aquarium, she has served as a university trustee at the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and Berea College. She is a member of a number of corporate boards, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Liberty Mutual Group, CVS/Caremark and Sovereign/Santander Bank.
She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, the Corporate Director’s Group, Women’s Corporate Directors and is a founding board member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. In addition, Heard is a member of the board of the Mary J. Blidge Foundation formally known as FFAWN.
She has received numerous local, regional, national and international awards for leadership and creative children’s intervention strategies and initiatives, including the Warren Bennis International Award for Outstanding Leadership, the Massachusetts and the National Public Citizen of the Year Award and the Others Award, the highest civilian award granted by the Salvation Army.
Karen Kaplan is president of Hill Holliday, the 17th largest advertising agency in the US. Hill Holliday is a subsidiary of The Interpublic Group of Companies, a group of advertising and specialized communication services companies with global annual revenues in excess of $6 billion. Kaplan joined the firm in 1982 as receptionist. Today, she is a driving force behind Hill Holliday’s growth to more than $1 billion in annual billings. Her firm’s impressive list of premier clients includes Bank of America, Chili’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, Major League Baseball, Merrill Lynch, Novartis, TJX and Verizon Wireless.
In recognition of her career achievements, Boston Magazine featured Kaplan on its cover as one of the most powerful women in Boston. The magazine also named her as one of the 50 most powerful people in Boston. She has been honored with the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and was inducted into the YWCA Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers. Kaplan was selected by Advertising Age for its highly coveted “Women to Watch” special report honoring the nation’s top women in advertising, marketing and media.
Kaplan serves as a director of the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of governors of the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. In 2008, Kaplan was elected president of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, a chapter of the International Women’s Forum, an international non-political organization of pre-eminent women leaders worldwide. She is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, an action-oriented community of the most effective CEOs, heads of state, Nobel Prize winners and non-governmental leaders in the world.
Kaplan is a trustee of Fidelity Investments’ Rutland Square Trust II and Commonwealth Trust II, a Director of DSM (dba Delta Dental, Doral and DentaQuest), and a member of the Corporate Board Resource Committee of The Boston Club.
Gloria Cordes Larson, JD, prominent lawyer, public policy expert and business leader, was named Bentley University president in July 2007. Formerly the co-chair of the Government Strategies Group at Foley Hoag LLP, Larson managed a practice that covered a broad array of federal, state and local regulatory and business development issues. Influential in economic policy, she led a business advisory cabinet for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and served as co-chair of his transition team in 2006. Larson recently stepped down from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) board, after serving almost 13 years as chairman. She serves as a director of Unum Group and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, as well as being an active board member for several influential professional and community organizations. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Larson is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia Bar Associations. She received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from Vassar College and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Cathy E. Minehan retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in July 2007 after 39 years with the Federal Reserve System, having served as the president and chief executive of the Boston Bank and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee from July 1994 on. She is an expert in payment systems, one of the key responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System. Minehan is a graduate of the University of Rochester and is chairman of the executive committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees. She holds an M.B.A. from New York University and was named a distinguished alumna from New York University in 1995. She is currently president and CEO of Arlington Advisory Partners LLC, an entity she uses to house her various profit and non-profit positions. She is a director of VISA Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and MITRE Corporation. She is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital and chairman of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. She serves on a number of other non-profit boards in the areas of health care and education. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of many other honors and distinctions.
Alison A. Quirk is an executive vice president at State Street Corporation and is head of Global Human Resources, responsible for all aspects of Global Human Resources company wide. She also is a member of State Street’s Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.
Quirk joined State Street in September 2002, initially responsible for the human resources work stream for the acquisition and integration of Deutsche Bank’s Global Securities Services business.
She began her career in 1983 at Boston Financial Data Services, Inc., where she moved through multiple roles in human resources to a senior-level capacity responsible for human resources, corporate marketing and communications, reporting directly to the president and chief executive officer. She later worked at Liberty Financial Companies, as the senior vice president of human resources and corporate administration, and at FleetBoston Financial as director of business planning in the Wealth Management division.
Quirk is a director of Boston Financial Data Services, a joint venture of State Street Corporation and DST Systems, Inc. She also is a trustee of the Boston Ballet and chairs its Trusteeship Committee, a board member of the Massachusetts Conference for Women.
Quirk is a member of The Boston Club and has presented on topics related to career management, work/life balance and talent management. She is also an executive sponsor to the State Street Black Professionals Group. Quirk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire.
Micho F. Spring leads the firm’s Global Corporate Practice, as well as the New England region for Weber Shandwick. Her practice focuses on enabling corporate clients to use communications to support their business strategies, enhance and protect their reputation, and respond to public policy challenges. During her tenure at Weber Shandwick, Spring has counseled clients across industries on a wide range of reputational issues, including CEO succession, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and regulatory matters and corporate responsibility. Her current clients include Iron Mountain, Best Buy, CVS, Boston Scientific, Ocean Spray and MIT.
Spring brings extensive experience as a senior manager in both the public and private sectors to her work as a communications strategist. Her experience includes six years as CEO of Boston Telecommunications Company and four years as deputy mayor of Boston. She also served as chief of staff to Boston Mayor Kevin H. White after four years of service in New York City government.
As a government, civic and business leader, Spring has helped shape public debate on numerous issues in Boston and beyond. She has managed many political and advocacy campaigns and is a frequent independent media commentator. On multiple occasions she has been named one of the “20 Most Powerful Women in Boston” by Boston Magazine.
Spring currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, is a founding member of the WBUR Group Executive Council, and is chair of Friends of Caritas Cubana. She holds numerous board memberships, including the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, of which she is a past president. She is a past member of the board of trustees of Partners HealthCare, the board of directors of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the board of trustees of Catholic Charities and director of Citizens Bank of Massachusetts. She also served on the host committee for the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.
Spring was recently inducted into the 2008 Academy of Distinguished Bostonians by the Boston Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network, the Jorge Hernandez Corporate Leadership Award, and the Order of Isabel La Catolica Award presented by King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Spring attended Georgetown and Columbia Universities and received an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Pam A. Wickham is vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Raytheon Leadership Team, she is responsible for the company’s media relations, public relations and brand management, internal communications, executive communications, corporate contributions and special events.
Wickham is a member of Raytheon’s Executive Diversity Leadership Team, which supports and directs diversity initiatives across the company. Wickham serves as executive champion of RAYBEN, Raytheon’s Black Employee Network. She is the chair of the board of directors of MATHCOUNTS, a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory. She is also the former chairperson of the Communications Council of the Aerospace Industries Association. Wickham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.