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Boston Chamber of Commerce Announces Ronald P. O’Hanley,
Chairman & CEO of State Street, as incoming Chair of Board of Directors
June 30, 2022
Media Contact: Casey Baines firstname.lastname@example.org
BOSTON, MA –
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) is proud to announce the new Chair of the Board of Directors, Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman & CEO of State Street, who will begin his term on July 1, 2022. O’Hanley follows Micho F. Spring, Chief Reputation Officer at Weber Shandwick, who served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2020 to 2022. The Chamber celebrates and applauds the extensive leadership of Spring, who envisioned and successfully established the Chamber’s Higher Education Leadership Council, a public call to action for Board Diversity, and served as the leading business community voice during the City of Boston’s mayoral transition.
The Board Chair, in partnership with James E. Rooney, the Chamber’s President & CEO, convenes and leads the region’s most influential leaders that are committed to the Chamber’s mission to make Greater Boston the best place for all businesses and all people to thrive.
In addition to the incoming Board Chair, the Chamber is proud to announce the Vice Chairs and Treasurer of the Board:
“It is an honor to begin my term as Board Chair at the Chamber. We will continue the great work of the previous Board Chairs, including my predecessor Micho Spring. In partnership with Jim, Micho not only launched a new leadership council and prioritized equity, she also elevated the reputation of the Chamber, further solidifying the Chamber as the voice of the business community. I applaud her robust efforts and transformative leadership. I also applaud, Jim Rooney, and his continued success in elevating business leadership at the local and national level. I look forward to working with Jim and the Board to influence and define the future of the Commonwealth,“ said Ronald O’Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Street.
“During a time of immense challenges, including the height of the pandemic, economic shifts, the most recent racial reckoning, international conflicts, and challenges to gender equity, the Board quickly responded, pivoted and found opportunities to lead and support businesses and people throughout the Commonwealth. Together, the Board, the Chamber team, and the business community worked purposefully to ensure a more equitable future for the people and families that are living and working in Massachusetts. Now is the perfect time for a leader of Ron O’Hanley’s stature to take the reigns,“ said Micho F. Spring, Chief Reputation Officer, Weber Shandwick.
“Thank you to Micho Spring, my friend and colleague, for her vision and leadership of the Board during the challenges of the pandemic, the most recent racial reckoning, and the economic shifts that followed. With Micho’s vision, the Chamber and the business community are ready to tackle the next chapter as a united business voice,” said James E. Rooney, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. “I am grateful that Ron has agreed to serve as our next Chair – his expertise will be invaluable for the future of the Chamber. The future of commerce and our competitiveness as a state, the future of our downtowns, and the future of the office are critical issues that demand solutions, and I know that Ron will be an excellent partner as the Chamber delivers solutions.”
Ron brings to the role of Board Chair expertise and a demonstrated track record, including efforts to advance climate, corporate governance, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He holds national and international leadership roles at Unum Corp., the International Business Council, Institute for International Finance, Focusing Capital on the Long Term, the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, and the Vatican Summit on the Just Transition with Notre Dame University. He also serves on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council.
To learn more about the Chamber’s Board of Directors, visit the website for the Board of Directors.