This Season's Events

September 20, 2022- Luncheon at the UMASS Club

David Paleologos, Director, Suffolk University Political Research Center

David Paleologos, Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center (SUPRC), is a renowned polling authority known for his work both in Greater Boston and nationwide. Paleologos has worked at SUPRC since 2002 conducting polling at the local, state, and national level. SUPRC results have been reported on by hundreds of major news organizations for their high degree of accuracy. In addition to his duties as SUPRC Director, Paleologos is a lecturer in the Suffolk University Department of Political Science & Legal Studies, where he teaches Political Survey Research. Before beginning his career in academia, Paleologos was one of the Bay State’s most sought-after field operatives; he is the president and CEO of DAPA Research Inc. He frequently appears as a media analyst and serves as a guest lecturer and speaker at many New England schools and institutions. A graduate of Tufts University, Paleologos is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers and the Northeast Political Consultants Association. 

David Paleologos Bio.pdf

 

October 18, 2022- Social Event at Andover Country Club (No Speaker)

November 9, 2022- Luncheon at the Harvard Club

Dr. Charles Anderson, President of the DIMOCK Center

A physician leader, healthcare executive, entrepreneur, and advocate for health equity, Anderson has served in a wide variety of roles over the past 25 years in the Boston-area health care community, including co-chairing the committee on Building Strong Families and Communities as part of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care's Birth to School-Age Task Force. He currently leads the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, MA as President and CEO and serves on the Massachusetts Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission, the Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council, and the Attorney General’s Advisory Council on Racial Justice & Equity. Anderson has been recognized for his advocacy towards equitable access to early child development support services by the Boston Business Journal and local organizations such as the Urban College of Boston. His partnership with the investment community in Boston has also made him a regular speaker on the intersection between healthcare, wellness, technology and patient engagement.

Prior to joining The Dimock Center, Anderson served as Co-Founder and Health and Wellness Operating Affiliate at the private equity firm, Exaltare Capital Partners. Before that Anderson was Vice President of Corporate and Business Development for the $1.5B, Caritas Christi Healthcare System, where he played an integral role in the system’s transition to becoming Steward Health Care. He was also a Manager in the Healthcare Practice at Deloitte. Anderson serves on the Board of the Cambridge College, where he chairs the Finance Committee, on the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and on the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Board of Overseers.

 

 

December 13, 2022- Luncheon at the Harvard Club

Amy Pitter, President and CEO, Massachusetts Society of CPAs

Amy Pitter is president and CEO of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MassCPAs) where she is dedicated to serving the Society’s 11,000 members in public accounting, industry and business, government and education. Since joining MassCPAs in 2015, Pitter has advocated for increased diversity in the accounting industry and has developed new initiatives to make progress in this area, including launching programs for high school students in gateway cities, helping firms address diversity and inclusion challenges and sponsoring scholarships for low-income students to study accounting. Before joining the Society, Pitter was the former commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). She was named to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2020, and for several years she has also been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.

 

January 10, 2023- Virtual Event (Speaker TBA)

February 14, 2023- Breakfast at the Harvard Club 

Dr. M. Lee Pelton, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

Lee Pelton is the CEO & President of The Boston Foundation, one of the nation’s leading philanthropic organizations with $1.7 billion in assets. He joined the Foundation in June 2021, after serving as President of Emerson College (2011-2021) and Willamette University (1998-2011).

Pelton began his academic career at Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. in English literature with an academic focus on 19th-century British prose and poetry. He taught English and American literature at Harvard and served as senior tutor at Winthrop House.

A well-respected thought and innovation leader, Pelton was inducted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce into its Academy of Distinguished Bostonians in 2020. He has also received the Leader of Change Award from Trinity Boston Connects (2021), 

Governor’s Award from MassHumanities (2020) and the Robert Coard Distinguished Leadership Medal (2021), and was honored by the Eos Foundation with a $100,000 racial justice grant in his name (2020). 

Known for his civic leadership, Pelton was recently ranked 11th on Boston Magazine’s 2021 list of 100 Most Influential Bostonians and named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Leaders in Boston by the Boston Business Journal. 

Pelton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Trustees of public media pioneer GBH and the Barr Foundation.

 

March 14, 2023- Virtual Event (Speaker TBA)

 

April 11, 2023- Breakfast at the Harvard Club (Speaker TBA)

 

May 9, 2023 Social Event (No Speaker)