Massachusetts Advisory Board

Walter "Jerry"  Bird is the vice-president of Massachusetts Development Technology Corporation (MTDC). He is responsible for generating investment opportunities, reviewing business plans, interviewing entrepreneurs, identifying marketable technologies and making new and follow-on investments....

Justin is the Managing Principal for Los Angeles asset manager Payden & Rygel’s east coast effort, located in Boston. He has spent over 20 years in the financial markets, supporting TPL for most of that time (first Philadelphia, then Massachusetts). Earlier in his career, Justin was a fixed...

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, dedicated to pollinating ideas across varied fields in pursuit of optimal investment practices. Katherine has over twenty years of professional investment experience. At...

Ken and his wife, Peg Ferraro, founded the Brigham Hill Community Farm, where Community Harvest Project brings together thousands of local volunteers to grow fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. He currently serves as president of that organization. Ken is also founder and chairman of...

Charlotte is the Executive Director at BasicNeeds US, a non-profit organization serving the health, social, and economic needs of people with mental illnesses and neurological disorders in the world’s poorest communities. BasicNeeds’ focus is on grant making, technical assistance, and advocacy...

James Hoyte is a recently retired senior administrator and lecturer in environmental policy at Harvard University. He is currently a Fellow of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research. An attorney, he was a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston...

Beedee Ladd is a resident of Wilson, WY, Boston, MA and Dover, MA., where she is chair of the Open Space Committee. She is active in the environment across the country, serving as a member of the Board of Overseers for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, co-chair of the Advisory Board for...

Robert lives in Cambridge, MA and received a BA from Marietta College in Ohio, a Masters Degree in Education and Social Psychology from Columbia University, a Masters in Divinity from Columbia University and a PhD in Adult Education, Counseling and Psychology from The Ohio State University in...

Robert McConnaughey, Board Chairman

 

Robert is the Director of Global Research for Columbia Management Group, the money management arm of Ameriprise Financial. Prior to joining Columbia Management, Mr. McConnaughey served as the Associate Director of Research for...

Jennifer Murtie is Chief Operating Officer of Federal Street Advisors. She has leadership responsibility for client operations, business practices, financial performance, strategic planning and...

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