New Slate of Officers Elected at Annual Meeting
At the Annual Meeting on 16 May, the Fellows of the MHS, in their role as its governing body, unanimously approved the proposed slate of Officers, including a new Chair of the Board of Trustees, and three new Trustees. Beginning 1 July, Vice Chair Charles C. Ames will replace William C. Clendaniel as Chair of the Board in a one-year term. Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl will join Nancy S. Anthony as Vice Chair, Judith Bryant Wittenberg will serve as Secretary, and William R. Cotter will continue as Treasurer. Mr. Clendaniel will remain on the Board and join new Trustees Benjamin C. Adams, Byron Rushing, and Paul W. Sandman in a four-year term. Brief biographies for the newly elected MHS Chair and Trustees follow.
Charles C. Ames, Chair, Board of Trustees
Mr. Ames is a retired lawyer who specialized in real estate investment and finance at the Boston firm of Hill and Barlow where he served as managing partner from 1992 to 1996. He is a Trustee of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Board of Managers of the Shaw Fund for Mariner's Children. In the town of Brookline he has served as a Selectman. He is a past Trustee of Concord Academy, the North Bennet Street School, and Wheelock College and a past Chair of the Brookline Civic Association. Mr. Ames graduated from Harvard College and University of Virginia Law School.
Benjamin C. Adams, Trustee
Mr. Adams has been a health care investment banker for 17 years and has worked with a wide range of transactions of profit and nonprofit healthcare service providers. He currently works at BMO Capital Markets as Managing Director. Active in historical preservation, Mr. Adams serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Adams Memorial Foundation in Washington, DC; President of the Adams Memorial Society; and a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Adams Temple and School Fund. He received his MBA with Honors in Finance from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.
Byron Rushing, Trustee
State Representative Rushing was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1982. In the legislature, his priorities are human and civil rights, and the development of democracy; local human, economic and housing development; and housing and health care for all. Representative Rushing co-chairs the state’s Health Disparities Council. During the 1960's he was active in the civil rights movement working for the Congress of Racial Equality and for the Northern Student Movement in Boston. He directed a group of organizers, Roxbury Associates, who helped to found the Lower Roxbury Community Development Corporation, one of the first CDCs in the nation. From 1972 to 1985, Representative Rushing was President of the Museum of Afro-American History. Under his direction, the museum purchased and began the restoration of the African Meeting House, the oldest extant black church building in the United States. He is a Trustee of the Boston Public Library.
Paul W. Sandman, Trustee
Mr. Sandman is a lawyer who retired in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Boston Scientific Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc., an Overseer of the New England Conservatory, a member of the Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and a member of the Executive Council of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Paul received a BA from Boston College where he majored in American history and a JD from Harvard Law School.
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