Harvard Business School’s Paula Price Named Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s Board
Accomplished Business and Finance Leader Tapped to Help Guide Organization through Period of Transformational Growth
Boston, April 6, 2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, one of the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs, today announced that Paula Price has been elected as Chair of the Board of Directors. Bringing more than 20 years of management, strategic planning and financial expertise to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Price will be charged with helping the organization extend its services and amplify its impact in Boston and in communities well beyond city limits. Price succeeds Jeffrey A. Leerink, who served as Chair of the Board since 2013 and played a pivotal role in leading the organization to achieve six years of consecutive growth, ushering it back from the recession to be stronger than ever.
Price is a full-time senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Harvard Business School, Price was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets in the U.S., where she was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate development and construction and information technology. She serves on the corporate Board of Directors at Accenture, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dollar General Corporation and Western Digital Corporation, and on the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Price has served on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’s board since 2014. With a focus on business transformation and financial wellness, Price is poised to advise and lead the organization following a historic fiscal year in fundraising that resulted in the highest net operating revenue in the agency’s history, along with more than 2,435 youth served.
“With more than 1,500 youth currently on the waiting list to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister and plans to continue executing against an aggressive growth trajectory, guidance from the board will be paramount in this transformational time for our agency,” said Wendy Foster, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “We are grateful for Paula’s contributions and will continue to rely on her expertise as Chair of the Board as we embrace the challenges and the many exciting opportunities ahead of us while aiming to deliver the most effective mentoring programs with the most impactful outcomes to families across the Massachusetts Bay region.”
The organization’s board of directors consists of 19 members whose variety of professional expertise and philanthropic commitment will continue to play a critical role in guiding the organization in its quest to nearly double the amount of children served in the next five years. For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and to view a complete list of the board of directors, visit www.bbbsmb.org/about/leadership.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is an innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of more than 2,700 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities. To learn more, visit www.bbbsmb.org.
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