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.