NEC Welcomes Three New Trustees
This fall, New England College welcomed three new members to the College’s Board of Trustees. Stephen A. Geremia, Alyson Pitman Giles, and Katrina Swett, were recently named to the Board by unanimous vote.
Stephen Geremia received his B.A. from New England College in 1985 and began his career in the financial services industry. He served as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch, a registered representative and sales manager with the Citizens Fund, and AVP with BankBoston Investor Services. He has been an independent financial consultant since 1997 with his practice, Stephen A. Geremia, Investments and Insurance, located in Medfield, Massachusetts.
Alyson Pitman Giles has been president and chief executive officer of CMC Healthcare System since 2002 and president and chief executive officer of Catholic Medical Center since 1999. CMC Healthcare System is the home of the New England Heart Institute, a 330-bed acute-care hospital, a physician practice subsidiary, a retirement community, and an ambulatory surgery partnership with 30 surgeons. Ms. Giles was named the 2005 Business Leader of the Year by Business NH Magazine and New Hampshire’s Most Remarkable Woman in Healthcare in 2002 by New Hampshire Magazine. She has served on numerous college, foundation, telecommunications, and insurance boards and held leadership positions for several associations including president of the New Hampshire Association of Healthcare Executives, director of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, director of the Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire Manchester, director of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, and director of the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University and received her master’s degree in human services administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Katrina Swett graduated from Yale University in 1974 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1976. In 1998, she accompanied her husband U.S. Ambassador Richard Swett to Denmark and taught U.S. foreign policy at the University of Southern Denmark. Dr. Swett went on to earn her Ph.D. in history from that University. Since 1997 she has been Vice President of Swett Associates, a consulting firm specializing in government relations, real estate development, and leadership training. She established the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice in 2008 and serves as President and CEO. Dr. Swett is an adjunct faculty member in the Political Science Department at Tufts University and was Director of the Public Policy program for the New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies from 2004-2006.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Edward Bond, said, “Dr. Swett, Ms. Pitman Giles, and Mr. Geremia, bring depth of experience and outstanding qualifications to their new roles. I know the Board of Trustees will look forward to working with such accomplished individuals.”