Board of Directors

Each Federal Reserve Bank and its branches are supervised by a board of directors. Each board has three classes of directors (A, B & C) with three members in each class. Class A directors represent the member commercial banks in the District, while Class B & C directors represent the public and are chosen with consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor, and consumers. Class A & Class B directors are elected by member banks in the District, while Class C directors are appointed by the System’s Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

photo of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Kenneth C. Montgomery William D. Nordhaus Richard E. HolbrookEric S. Rosengren Henri A. Termeer John F. Fish Kirk A. Sykes Kathryn G. Underwood David A. Lentini Catherine D'Amato

David A. Lentini Eric S. Rosengren Richard E. Holbrook William D. Nordhaus Kenneth C. Montgomery Catherine D'Amato Kathryn G. Underwood Henri A. Termeer Kirk A. Sykes John F. Fish

About the Board of Directors

Henri A. Termeer, Chairman and Class C Director, is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Genzyme Corporation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and of Abiomed, Inc. He is Chairman Emeritus of the New England Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit applied research health policy organization that he was instrumental in founding. Mr. Termeer is also a member of the Board of Directors of Project HOPE, an international nonprofit health education and humanitarian assistance organization, and a Board Member of the MIT Corporation.

Kirk A. Sykes, Deputy Chairman and Class C Director, ┬áis President and Managing Director of the Urban Strategy America Fund, L.P. He is a Commissioner for the City of Boston’s Civic Design Commission. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Real Estate Executive Council; as Advisory Board Member of the Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; and on the Board of the Suffolk University Law School Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service.

Catherine D’Amato, Class C Director, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Greater Boston Food Bank, New England’s largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization and food distribution business. Before coming to the Boston agency in 1995, she was the chief executive at food banks in Western Massachusetts and San Francisco. Ms. D’Amato currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation, the Massachusetts Food Association, and Basic Health International. She was named Vice Chair of the Boston Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2009.

John F. Fish, Class B Director, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., a privately held firm that provides preconstruction, construction management, design and general contracting services to healthcare, education, science/technology, government, and commercial clients throughout the United States. Mr. Fish is Founder and Chairman of the Red and Blue Foundation, Suffolk Construction’s nonprofit initiative. He is a Trustee of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and serves on the Executive Committees of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Jobs for Mass, the Boston Plan for Excellence, and the Private Industry Council.

Richard E. Holbrook, Class A Director, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Bank Corporation and of Eastern Bank and its subsidiaries. Eastern is the largest mutually owned commercial banking company in New England. Mr. Holbrook serves on the Executive Committees of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Bankers Association. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Medical Center and a Trustee of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

David A. Lentini, Class A Director, is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Lentini serves as a Director of the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and is a Trustee and Treasurer of the St. Francis Foundation.

William D. Nordhaus, Class B Director, is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. Mr. Nordhaus has been on the Yale faculty since 1967. He also teaches at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1977 to 1979. Mr. Nordhaus is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kathryn G. Underwood, Class A Director, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ledyard National Bank. She serves on the Board of the New Hampshire Bankers Association and is Vice Chair of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Underwood previously served as KeyCorp’s District President in Maine with responsibility for all retail and business banking in the state. She has also served as Chair of the Maine Bankers Association, the Maine State Chamber, and the Maine United Way.

Michael T. Wedge, Class B Director, has more than 35 years of retail experience. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club. He serves on the Boards of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and the Commercial Club/Merchants Club of Boston, and is a Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

 

About the Federal Advisory Council Representative

Joseph L. Hooley, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Corporation, is the Federal Advisory Council (FAC) representative for the First Federal Reserve District. The FAC meets quarterly to discuss business and financial conditions with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. It is composed of one banker from each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. The First Federal Reserve District comprises all of New England, except Fairfield County, Connecticut.

2011 Members

Henri A. Termeer (Chair)
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Genzyme Corporation

Kirk A. Sykes (Deputy Chair)
President and Managing Director
Urban Strategy America Fund, L.P.

Catherine D’Amato
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Greater Boston Food Bank

John F. Fish
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.

Richard E. Holbrook
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Bank Corporation

David A. Lentini
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Bank and Trust Company

William D. Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics
Yale University

Kathryn G. Underwood
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ledyard National Bank

Michael T. Wedge (not pictured)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
BJ’s Wholesale Club

 

Federal Advisory Council Representative

Joseph L. Hooley (not pictured)
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
State Street Corporation