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Julianna Akuamoah


Hill Holliday extends diversity efforts

The ad agency brought in Julianna Akuamoah to help with recruitment and retention.

Erica Lynn Schwartz


Emerson Colonial Theatre’s new general manager is a lobbyist, too

Erica Lynn Schwartz knew she had signed up for long days, but she didn’t know she’d be squeezing a new role into her busy days.

Bertrand Loy


Demand for chips is insatiable, and that’s just fine with Entegris

Bold Types: If the semiconductor industry is going to keep up with Moore’s Law, chip makers might have Bertrand Loy and his team at Billerica-based Entegris to thank.

Nilanjana Bhowmik will be the first woman and venture capitalist to serve as president of the nonprofit TiE Boston.


TiE Boston gets its first woman president

Nilanjana Bhowmik is breaking another barrier.

Damon Cox


Tech collaborative’s new chair won’t settle for the status quo

Damon Cox has a trait that he’s looking for: diversity.

Illness shouldn’t divide us, Blue Cross CEO says

Bold Types: As chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Andrew Dreyfus is worried Congress may try to weaken requirements for covering preexisting conditions.

Chesley B. Sullenberger III


Mustache or not, retired pilot Sully has some lessons for Boston about people power

Like Oprah, Chesley Sullenberger III needs only one name to be instantly identifiable.

Susan Houston


MassEcon’s chief is recruiting: this time, for her replacement

Susan Houston has embarked on a different kind of recruitment effort.

Tom Glynn


In a pinch, this seasoned administrator knows how to entertain, too

For Massport’s Tom Glynn, the assignment was to stall while the crowd waited for the governor to arrive.

Sandy Moose was the first female management consultant at Boston Consulting Group.


Women sweep the Director of the Year awards

Women may still be fighting to get on corporate boards, but when they get there, they’re making their mark.

PowerOptions chief executive Cindy Arcate


Finding a powerful inspiration in salad dressing

As she hands out $10,000 donations to various nonprofits, PowerOptions chief executive Cindy Arcate wants you think about Newman’s Own.

Even with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the playoffs, more than 97 percent of Celtics season ticket holders have renewed for 2018-19.


The renewal rate for Celts’ season tickets: It’s nearly perfect

The team can already chalk up this season as a financial success.

Jess Tocco.


An early Pence ally wants to build Rasky’s national lobbying practice

Jess Tocco is methodically working on the effort, state by state.

Steve Connelly


After a long hunt, ad agency Connelly Partners pulls off an acquisition in Dublin

Bold Types: Connelly Partners has finally pulled off an acquisition in Dublin.

Commonwealth Institute executive director Elizabeth Hailer is launching what she calls the state’s first statewide corporate leadership development survey for women’s careers.


Poll may help Commonwealth Institute’s chief get more women in the C-suites

Efforts to bring more women into the C-suite have been slow to gain traction. Elizabeth Hailer is hoping to step up the pace.

C.A. Webb is the new president of the Kendall Square Association.


Business group’s new chief aims to make Kendall Square a global name

Not everyone gets a second shot after turning down a job, but C.A. Webb did.

Paul Ayoub is the new chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.


Chamber’s new leader has big goals, but lots of help

Paul Ayoub has his work cut out for him at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Zimmerman is retiring from his post as executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association.


Oh that not-so-dirty water: It lets a longtime advocate retire

Bob Zimmerman is stepping down as executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association.

Phil Edmundson led one of New England’s biggest commercial insurance brokerages for 16 years,


Done with running a company? Not quite: Tech meets insurance

Phil Edmundson says he realized that tech entrepreneurs were having a hard time entering the insurance business.

Bill Curtin


New law firm in town eyes M&A practice

Bold Types: Last year, Hogan Lovells set up shop through a merger with Collora. Turns out, that’s just the start.

Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are opening up a Wahlburgers a mile and a half from their old Savin Hill stomping grounds.


Wahlburgers is headed to the expanding South Bay Center in Dorchester

The Wahlbergs’ burger chain is setting up shop in the old neighborhood.

J.D. Power founder Dave Power grew up in Worcester and attended Holy Cross.


$3 million gift to Holy Cross creates J.D. Power Center

Dave Power’s family foundation is making another donation to the Worcester college.


Matt Light and partners predict a wide reception for their vodka

Bold Types: Former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light hopes to be selling his light vodka in every state in the country.

Dara Torres, then 41, capped her career off with a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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Former Olympian Dara Torres retrains, for profit and for health

Torres proved you can compete in the Olympics in your 40s, and now she’s going back to school in her 50s.


Boston-based Capstone seals the deal for a Denver investment bank

John Ferrara has steadily built Capstone Partners into one of the region’s biggest investment banks.


Celebrity chef aims to know what you want before you know

Bold Types: Celebrity chef Christopher Kimball says he’s trying to figure out what people want before they know they want it.

Deborah Jackson will be the first woman in the lead director position in Eastern Bank’s 200-year history.


Diversity-conscious bank’s new lead director is a first for board

It should come as no surprise that Eastern Bank’s new lead director is a black woman.

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley sees a bright future for Southborough-based RxAdvance.


Ex-Apple CEO predicts RxAdvance will be one of Boston area’s biggest names

John Sculley sees a bright future for the Southborough-based company.

Kristen Cavallo (above) had been president of the ad agency Mullen’s Boston office.


Yes, staying in Virginia helped make her a CEO

Kristen Cavallo, once head of Mullen’s Boston office, will get to run an ad agency, after all.

Michael Hanson wants to take Boston-based Cengage to new heights.


College textbook company aims to be the Netflix of higher education

Michael Hanson’s Cengage is unveiling a subscription service in time for next fall’s classes.

Carol Bulman, daughter of the late Jack Conway, wants to capitalize on growth opportunities in the city.


Real estate firm aims to make Boston part of Conway Country

Carol Bulman, daughter of Jack Conway & Co.’s founder, wants to expand the agency’s presence inside the city limits.

Julie Jones will be Ropes & Gray’s first woman chair.


Unexpected Ropes & Gray lifer will be law firm’s first female chair

Julie Jones will take the post in 2020, after current chair Brad Malt retires.

Julie Burns has created an organization to raise money to fight opioid addiction.

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On the attack against opioid addiction

Julie Burns is learning the hard way that addiction not a cause that easily fits into local companies’ philanthropic plans.

Lisa Wong (left) and Mary Chin of the Asian American Civic Association.


Fitchburg’s former mayor is Chinatown nonprofit’s No. 2

Lisa Wong now works for the Asian American Civic Association.

Bertucci’s chief executive Brian Wright won’t let fast-casual chains muscle out the restaurant.


Bertucci’s Express Lunch: If it isn’t fast, it’s free

The Express Lunch promotion is to promise servers will deliver every order within 15 minutes.

Alexandra Lee will be in charge of the Sasaki Incubator.

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A unique job: Expanding a famed architect’s legacy

Alexandra Lee will lead the Sasaki Incubator, part of a company founded by Hideo Sasaki.

Ruth O’Brien, 85, recently received the second annual Pioneering Relauncher Award.


Ruth O’Brien, a lawyer in the ’50s, gets a career award (and son Conan cracks some jokes)

O’Brien was recently recognized by the Boston career reentry company iRelaunch with the second annual Pioneering Relauncher Award.

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, chief executive of The Home for Little Wanderers, is retiring.


For this CEO, each ‘little wanderer’ deserves a clean slate

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, head of The Home for Little Wanderers for 14 years, will retire in January.

Bentley University president Gloria Larson has released a new book, “PreparedU.”


Before Gloria Larson’s Bentley swan song, a new book

Larson’s higher education book, “PreparedU,” was just published by a division of John Wiley & Sons.

Meg O’Leary is leaving the PR firm InkHouse to join a Brooklyn-based startup.


Meg O’Leary cashes out of PR firm to rejoin startup life

O’Leary helped build InkHouse from a small business into one of the region’s biggest PR firms within a decade.

Mark Smith (left) and Vincent Pisegna were frat brothers at the St. Lawrence University chapter of Sigma Chi.

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Bar organizations’ new chiefs go way back — to the frat days

It’s not every day when the top officers at two of the state’s most prominent legal organizations are friends from college.

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UMass duo have a winning message about unsafe texting

Don’t text and drive. Or did it say don’t text and die?

Rich DiTeiri.

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Startup Institute takes its tech training to Belgium, Armenia

The institute is sending its curriculum overseas through a licensing deal.

Dan Arnold.


LPL’s Focus conference draws nearly 5,000 people to Boston

LPL’s chief executive is no longer based in Boston, but he knows how to throw a party here.

Lauren Liss is the new chief executive of MassDevelopment.

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MassDevelopment’s new chief needs no introduction

Lauren Liss, former state DEP commissioner, will become MassDevelopment’s CEO.


Babson breaks another barrier with first woman board leader

Bold Types: Another glass ceiling is shattering at Babson College.

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A labor voice at Harvard: ex-union leader to study the underground economy

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Finding a pitchman involved no travel at all for luggage maker Samsonite

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Longtime friends bike the USA to raise money for charities

For a Boston University finance professor and a Newton investment manager, this summer has been the season for biking, from one end of the country to the other.

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Staples charity goes Gaga, dumps Perry as partner

Staplesdecided to work with Gaga this year as the celebrity partner for its Staples for Students program. Perry, it turns out, is so 2016.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.