Leadership

Mayor Walsh appoints the members of the Boston Private Industry Council, which serves as Boston’s Workforce Development Board and includes prominent business, education, government, labor, and community leaders. The Council elects a Board of Directors, which sets the strategic direction for the PIC and serves as the executive committee of the Workforce Development Board.

Boston's Workforce Development Board

Board of Directors

Chair
Kenneth C. Montgomery, First Vice President and COO
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Treasurer & Finance Chair
Darren Donovan, Managing Partner
KPMG Boston

Joseph E. Aoun, President
Northeastern University

Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent
Boston Public Schools


Pam Y. Eddinger, President
Bunker Hill Community College

Paul Fleming, Executive Vice President
State Street Corporation

Jeffrey M. Leiden, Chairman, CEO and President
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Chancellor
University of Massachusetts Boston

Valerie R. Roberson, President
Roxbury Community College

Steven A. Tolman, President
Massachusetts AFL-CIO


Clerk
Jeanne MacNevin, VP,
Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston




Additional Members of Council



Christine Carmody, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Eversource Energy

Dan Carton, Director, Human Resources
Tufts Medical Center

Harneen Chernow, Director
1199SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund

Roxann Cooke, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
Eastern Bank

Marie Downey, Executive Director
Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) Corp.

John Drew, President and Chief Executive Officer
Action for Boston Community Development

Toni Elka, Executive Director and Founder
Future Chefs

Sophia Holder, Vice President of Finance
Boston Children’s Hospital

Greg Janey, President
Janey Construction Management and Consulting

Lauren Jones, Director
Apprenti Massachusetts

Michael Jorgensen, General Manager
The Westin Boston Waterfront

Denise Korn, Creative Director
Gensler

Michael O'Neill, EVP, New Business Development
Agency 451

John Pepper, CEO & Co-Founder
Boloco

Joan Phillips, Assistant Commissioner
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

Joanne Pokaski, Director of Workforce Development
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

James Rooney, President & CEO
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Mary Jane (MJ) Ryan, Director, Workforce Development
Partners HealthCare

Emily Shea, Commissioner, Elderly Affairs
City of Boston

Jessica Tang, President
Boston Teachers Union

Steven Tompkins, Sheriff
Suffolk County

James Whalen, Senior Vice President and CIO
Boston Properties

Marina Zhavoronkova, Assistant Secretary
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development