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Robert E. Gallery, Bank of America Massachusetts President, Joins NACD New England Chapter Board of Directors

December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 – Boston – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Chapter announced today that Bank of America Massachusetts President Robert E. Gallery has been appointed to the organization’s board of directors. Mr. Gallery succeeds Anne Finucane, Bank of America Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.

“NACD services have been invaluable to countless board members representing organizations and companies large and small,” said Gallery.   “I’m honored to continue our involvement with the New England Chapter, and look forward to working with an accomplished group of directors.”

“We are honored to welcome Bob Gallery to our board of directors, and we look forward to his contributions to NACD New England Chapter’s continued growth and development,” said R. Robert Popeo, President of NACD New England Chapter and Chairman of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC. “Bob brings with him decades of strong corporate experience, and his leadership, vision, and understanding of the top issues facing boards will help strengthen our programming and education for our members.”

“Bob Gallery is an amazing executive and professional and will be an outstanding addition to the Board of NACD New England Chapter,” said Ellen Richstone, Board Member of NACD New England Chapter.   “Bob brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas that include governance, financial services, and global business.”

As president of Bank of America Massachusetts, Mr. Gallery provides business, civic, and philanthropic leadership for the company throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Gallery joined Bank of America predecessor institution Bank Boston in 1991. Since then, he has held a number of positions including managing director of U.S. Trust/Private Wealth Management for Greater Boston, various leadership roles in the Corporate-Investment Bank for FleetBoston, and head of Bank Boston’s European business while based in London.

Mr. Gallery serves on several nonprofit boards, including the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is a trustee of the Boston Plan for Excellence, a public/private partnership focused on driving outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. From 2012 - 2014, he was chairman of the Board of Overseers at WGBH, Boston’s public broadcasting station for television, radio, and the internet. Mr. Gallery served as chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce from 2010 - 2012.

NACD New England Chapter is the leading source in New England for corporate governance information, education, and training for directors and CEOs who are committed to raising boardroom standards and promoting corporate best practices. NACD New England Chapter is part of the larger NACD network, the only not-for-profit membership organization founded by and for corporate directors. NACD has a national presence in Washington, D.C., more than 20 active regional chapters, and more than 15,000 director and key executive members around the country. Learn more about NACDNE membership and general governance information online at

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