The Boston Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Boston Chairs
Jessica Rascionato

Jessica Rascionato

Executive Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Citizens Bank
jrascionato@gmail.com

Jessica Rascionato

Jessica Rascionato

Executive Vice President, Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Citizens Bank
jrascionato@gmail.com
Amy Glynn

Amy Glynn

Managing Partner Global Retirement Partners Advisor Alliance
amy.glynn@grpaa.com

Amy Glynn

Amy Glynn

Managing Partner Global Retirement Partners Advisor Alliance
amy.glynn@grpaa.com
Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Principal RISExcel Corporate Wellness
lauren@risexcel.com

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Lauren Loehning CFP, CIMA

Principal RISExcel Corporate Wellness
lauren@risexcel.com
Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Managing Director TCW, LLC
mackandrea01@gmail.com

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Andrea Almeida Mack, CFA

Managing Director TCW, LLC
mackandrea01@gmail.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Janet L Robinson

Retired President/ CEO and Board Director of The New York Times Company — Board Member

Janet L.Robinson was named the first woman President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Times Company in 2004. In addition, she served as a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Robinson was the first woman named the President of The New York Times newspaper, a position held from 1996 to 2004. She was named several times to the Forbes magazine list of “100 Most Powerful Women in the World”, the Fortune magazine list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business and the Financial Times list of 50 Top Women in Business”. She serves as Vice Chairman of The Carnegie Corporation and has served as Chairman. She is a member of the board of directors of BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners, Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC. She is a graduate of Salve Regina University and completed Executive Education at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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Corporate Boards: Steward Partners Global Advisory,LLC & BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners

Carol Geremia

MFS President and Head of Global Distribution — MFS Investment Management

Carol W. Geremia is president of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and head of Global Distribution. Having joined MFS in 1984, she now leads the firm’s worldwide client‐facing teams as well as product and marketing strategy. As a member of the firm’s Management Committee, she helps drive MFS’ long‐term corporate strategy. In these roles, Carol oversees the management of the company’s global institutional and retail businesses, which span US and non‐US markets. Her responsibilities include oversight of all teams managing relationships with large corporate and public retirement plans, sovereign wealth plans, global intermediaries, insurance companies, retirement platforms and other advisory practices that distribute the firm’s investment products. Carol is a member of the City Year Seven Generations Board. She also serves as a member of the MFS Charitable Oversight Committee and as an Advisory Council member for Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc.
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Corporate Boards: MFS and City Year Seven Generations Board

Maria Rivas, MD

Chief Medical Officer — EMD Serono

Dr. Rivas is a senior biotechnology executive and experienced public corporate board director. Dr. Rivas is currently the Chief Medical Officer at EMD Serono, the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, where she and her team are responsible for translating R&D innovation into commercially promising medicines to positively impact the lives of patients. Dr. Rivas is a board director at Cooper Companies, a public, large-cap medical device company. Previously, Dr. Rivas served as a board director at Medidata, a public mid-cap health technology company until its successful M&A to Dassault Systemes.
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Corporate Boards: Cooper Companies and Medidata

Enshalla Anderson

Director, Global Brand & Creative, Google Cloud — Google

Insatiable curiosity. And a methodical, no-holds-barred approach to finding the right answers. Enshalla is passionate about building strong brands that help drive revenue and foster consumer love. Enshalla’s career has taken her from Wall Street to management consulting to “agencyland”—with stops along the way in New York, London, Istanbul, and Caracas. And now as the Director of Global Brand & Creative for Google Cloud, Enshalla is helping to build preference for this fast growing brand. Enshalla earned her BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. When not at work, Enshalla has two sons who have turned her into the biggest MCU fan. Her favorite character is Captain Marvel.
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Corporate Boards: Planet Fitness

John B. Rhea

Partner — Centerview Partners LLC

John Rhea is a Partner at Centerview Partners LLC, a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm, based in New York City. From June 2017 to September 2020, Mr. Rhea was Senior Advisor and President, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC., where he led M&A advisory and capital markets, as well as orchestrated the firm’s successful merger with The Williams Capital Group LP. Mr. Rhea is a former Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, and Founder and Managing Partner of RHEAL Capital Management, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm. From 2009 to 2014, John was Chairman & CEO of the New York City Housing Authority, the largest owner-operator of affordable housing in the nation, appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Prior to serving in the Bloomberg Administration, Mr. Rhea was Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Consumer & Retail Investment Banking at Barclays Capital (and predecessor Lehman Brothers) and Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Rhea has advised on more than $300 billion in transactions over his career. Mr. Rhea is an independent director of State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) and serves on both the Strategy and Technology & Operations committees. Since 2015, John has also served as a director of Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH), where he is a member of the Investment Committee, chairman of the Compensation and Management Development Committee, and former chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Rhea is a founding investor in WhistlePig LLC, an award-winning, ultra-premium American craft whiskey company, and serves on the Board of Managers and chairs the Audit Committee. Possessing a long record of non-profit service, currently, John is a trustee of Wesleyan University, and a director of Red Cross Greater New York and University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Corporate Boards: State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH)

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Priority Technology, Citizens Bank of Colorado
Corporate Boards:
Priority Technology, Citizens Bank of Colorado

Christina Favilla

Operations Executive at Occulus — Ocrolus

Corporate Boards:
MFS and City Year Seven Generations Board
Corporate Boards:
MFS and City Year Seven Generations Board

Carol Geremia

MFS President and Head of Global Distribution — MFS Investment Management

Corporate Boards:
Steward Partners Global Advisory,LLC & BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners
Corporate Boards:
Steward Partners Global Advisory,LLC & BankNewport/Ocean Point Financial Partners

Janet L Robinson

Retired President/ CEO and Board Director of The New York Times Company — Board Member

Corporate Boards:
State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH)
Corporate Boards:
State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH)

John B. Rhea

Partner — Centerview Partners LLC

Corporate Boards:
Planet Fitness
Corporate Boards:
Planet Fitness

Enshalla Anderson

Director, Global Brand & Creative, Google Cloud — Google

Corporate Boards:
Cooper Companies
Corporate Boards:
Cooper Companies

Maria Rivas, MD

Chief Medical Officer — EMD Serono (the healthcare business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany)

Corporate Boards:
Boston Public Library, Origin Bank
Corporate Boards:
Boston Public Library, Origin Bank

Cynthia E. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor of Management — Bentley University

Leadership Committee

Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, ABCP

President & CEO Rhino Public Relations

Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, ABCP

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Julie Scallen

Partner Latham Watkins

Julie Scallen

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jenine Garrelick

Senior Managing Director, U.S. Distribution MFS Investment Management

Jenine Garrelick

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Eileen Kiley

Senior Advisor The RMR Group

Eileen Kiley

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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