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Letter from the Board Chair

Dear Fellow Members of the Boston College High School Community,
 
It is my great pleasure to share with you that the Board has named five new members to our ranks! Four of the five are alumni and all will contribute to the Board’s strategic mission and diversity in a wide variety of ways.
 
These new members contribute to the governance goal of a more diverse Board which is more reflective of the student body and the greater community served by the school. They help to diversify the Board in terms of race and ethnicity, age, geography, and profession. Current Board members range in age from 50s to 80s: new members represent the 30s and 40s age groups which account for a significant number of alumni. The new representatives also diversify the Board in terms of professions, with five members having experience in Jesuit education and other trustees representing accounting, banking, business, law, medicine and the Society of Jesus.
 
 
The new Trustees are:
 
Anthony I. Day
 
Day is president and Director of the Work at Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Maryland, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for the spiritual, educational and financial strength of the institution and ensures the school fulfills its Ignatian mission. Annual development dollars and participation have increased every year since he became president. Day has been at Loyola Blakefield since 2008, initially serving as principal for the 6th - 12th grades. Prior to that, Day was a teacher and assistant principal at Regis High School in New York City and also taught both English and religion at other high schools. He is Vice Chair of the Loyola University of Maryland Board of Trustees and is also a member Maryvale Preparatory School Board of Trustees.

 
Bob Forman-Class of 1984 P’18, ’20
 
Forman is the managing partner of Audeo Capital, a venture capital firm that he founded where he leads strategy, execution and portfolio management. Before that, Forman was president, CEO and founder of TriCore Solutions, the industry’s leading managed ERP posting provider. He grew the tech startup to a globally managed services operation with more than 500 employees in the U.S., India and the Philippines. TriCore was bought by RackSpace in 2017. Forman attributes his success in large part to his BC High education and he sent both of his sons to his alma mater.

 
Serge Georges, Jr., J.D.-Class of 1988
 
Georges is the associate justice of the Dorchester division of Boston Municipal Court. This division serves the Dorchester neighborhood where he was raised. Before being appointed to the court, Georges was an experienced trial attorney concentrating in civil litigation, criminal defense, and matters involving professional licensure and liability. Prior to becoming a sole practitioner, Georges was a partner at Barron & Stadfeld, P.C. as well as an associate at Todd & Weld and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, P.C. He is also adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School.
 
Georges is a former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

 
Ifeanyi Obukwelu-Class of 2007
 
Obukwelu works at the Blackstone Group, the largest alternative investment firm in the world with $545 billion under management. He began at Blackstone Group as an investment banker and held a similar position at Barclays. Obukwelu was also a private equity investor at Partners Group. Obukwelu is a graduate of Harvard University and received his master’s degree from the Wharton School.
 
Obukwelu’s parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria to make a better life for their five children. The Obukwelus sent all five of their boys to BC High, three of whom graduated from Harvard University.

 
Kevin Powers-Class of 1985 P’16
 
Kevin Powers is the founding director for the MS in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program at Boston College, where he is an Assistant Professor.
Powers has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, national security, law enforcement, the military and business. Powers is a recognized national leader and innovator in cybersecurity. He has worked as an analyst and attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense and law firms in Boston and Washington D.C. Along with his teaching duties at Boston College, Kevin is a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Justice School and the U.S. Naval Academy. Powers' son also attended BC High.
 
With the addition of these five new trustees, the Boston College High School Board is well-positioned to achieve the revamped governance standards which we have been working on for well over a year. Details can be found here. With our expanded Board we will continue working toward our mission of establishing and reviewing the strategic direction of BC High and overseeing the fiduciary management of the school and its assets.
 
These Board Members will be starting their work in January. I hope that you will all join me in congratulating these trustees on their election and welcoming them to the community in their new roles.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Kelly Verrochi P’12
Chair
Board of Trustees