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Two MBA members appointed to the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter

The National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter (NACDNE) has announced the appointment of five new board members including Massachusetts Bar Association members Beth Boland and Gloria Cordes Larson.

"I cannot think of better community leaders to join our team to support the continued growth of NACDNE's mission," said R. Robert Popeo, president of the NACD New England Chapter Board of Directors. "As directors and executives, each of them has firsthand experience on how boards with effective leadership can mean the difference between a successful company and an unsuccessful one. In this regulatory environment, boards have a host of challenges that they must face and this new group of individuals working with our existing team can help them to meet those challenges."

MBA members chosen as NACDNE board members are:

Beth Boland is a partner in the Securities and Financial Institutions Litigation Practice Group at Bingham McCutchen LLP in Boston. Boland is a former president of the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts and was recently appointed to the state Lottery Commission by Gov. Deval Patrick. In addition, Boland formerly served on the MBA Board of Delegates. Boland graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1988.

Gloria Cordes Larson is the president of Bentley University in Waltham. Larson was elected president in 2007 and is the first woman to hold the position. Former co-chair of the Government Strategies Group at Foley Hoag LLP, Larson also led a business advisory cabinet for Gov. Deval Patrick and served as co-chair of his transition team in 2006. In addition, Larson served under Massachusetts Gov. William Weld as secretary of Economic Affairs from 1993 to 1996 and secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation from 1991 to 1993. Larson graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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