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The Art of Leadership

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston

The Art of Leadership
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET 
The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA

11:30 - 12:00: Networking
12:00 - 1:00: program

*This event is sold out*

We often think of leadership as truly tested during times of crises.  However the art of leadership is developed through ongoing accountability and responsibility.  Discover the decisions, rules, choices and strategies that define excellence in leadership.  Our panel will share practical advice and real-world examples of utilizing leadership techniques to drive their businesses and careers forward.

Our speakers include:

Kathleen Boyce, CFO, Mass Dental Society Debra Kennedy, Bentley University Linn Parrish, Shire
Kathleen Boyce,
Dental Society 
Andrea Hayward,
Senior Director of 
Year Up 
Debra Kennedy, 
Director, Center
for Executive
Education and
Adjunct Professor,
Linn Parrish 
Elmes, Global 
Philanthropy and 
Corporate Giving,

About Our Speakers:

Kathleen Boyce, CFO, Massachusetts Dental Society Kathleen Boyce, CFO, Mass Dental Society
Kathleen Boyce is the Chief Financial Officer at the Massachusetts Dental Society, a position she has held since 2003.  Prior to assuming this position she was a sole practitioner in the business of providing part-time CFO services to small and medium size businesses, primarily in the development stage.  She consulted to companies in the industries of bio-tech and drug discovery, manufacturing, transportation, financial services, electronic commerce and food services.  Prior to launching her own practice in 1985, Kathleen was an audit manager in the small business division of the Boston office of Arthur Andersen LLP.  She received a BS in Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College with concentrations in accounting and finance.  She is a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Andrea Hayward, Senior Director of Finance, Year Up

Andrea Hayward is Senior Director of Finance at Year Up where she is an integral member of the C-suite team. Andrea has served Year Up in this capacity since 2011, overseeing (70%) growth in the organization’s operating budget over the past three years. Her high ethics and integrity, combined with technical skills, have driven success across organizational levels and boundaries, as well as among executive peers and leaders. 

Prior to Year Up, Andrea spent over 30 years in progressively senior roles in small to mid-size private and public subsidiaries. In addition, Andrea also serves in leadership capacities for other organizations which include; the Board of Directors for The Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund, which leads statewide efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting parents and strengthening families; the Women’s Leadership Council for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, which rallies to inspire and support young girls in the region; and the Advisory Committee for 2020 Women on Boards, a grassroots campaign to increase the number of women on corporate boards to 20% by the year 2020. 

Andrea received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a CPA and is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Walpole, MA with her husband Bill and is the proud supporter of daughter, Shannon; son Sean; daughter-in-law Jill and granddaughter Emily. She is an avid Boston sports fan.

Debra Kennedy, Director, Center for Executive Education and Adjunct Professor, Bentley University
Debra Kennedy, Bentley University

Ms. Kennedy spent more than 15 years as an executive in the energy industry in Boston, leading teams in finance and marketing in the midst of deregulation and massive change. Her corporate experience focused on developing and implementing innovative strategy and business process improvement. She currently puts those skills to use at Bentley, building innovative executive programming in the competitive New England market as well as in teaching global strategy to undergraduate seniors.

Linn Parrish Elmes, Global Director, Philanthropy and Corporate Giving, Shire Phamaceuticals
Linn Parrish, ShireA passionate leader with extensive experience in corporate responsibility and communications, Linn is currently the Global Director, Corporate Giving & Philanthropy at Shire, the global biopharmaceutical company.  She is responsible for developing and leading Shire's overarching global approach to philanthropy and corporate giving, stakeholder engagement, community relations and employee volunteering.  Her primary focus is spearheading the company's humanitarian access program which provides rare disease drug therapies globally.  Linn joined Shire from Panera Bread where, as Vice President Public Relations, she played a key role in developing Panera’s long-term vision and action plan related to philanthropy, as well as led marketing & corporate communications.  She developed a first of its kind strategic alliance with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity, and worked closely with the company’s Foundation.  Prior to Panera, Linn held senior leadership roles at several global public relations agencies in Boston, New York and Chicago, where clients included Pfizer, the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Ocean Spray.  She received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University and is pleased to have been a participant in Bentley’s inaugural “Taking Charge: Women’s Executive Leadership Development Experience for Women” in the fall of 2012. 

Linn, her photographer husband David and their two daughters reside in Lincoln, MA, where she is involved in a number of community and child-focused non-profits. 

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