"Inside the Corner Office" was established to introduce leaders from throughout the region to a broad audience of Council members across an array of industries. Guests share their own backgrounds and approach to leadership, highlight their organization's priorities and initiatives, and discuss how federal policy impacts their industry and the region’s economy more broadly. These programs afford Council members the opportunity to get to know and learn from the leaders of some of the region’s most well-known and highly respected corporations, organizations, and institutions.
Episode 13: Eric Slifka, President & CEO of Global Partners
This month’s episode of “Inside the Corner Office” is now available!
In this episode, we sit down with Eric Slifka, President & CEO of Global Partners. Eric shared the family-owned company’s incredible history, from its founding by his grandfather some 90 years ago, to its continued growth in the 21st century. Eric also discussed the historic transformation underway in the energy industry, and how his company is adapting and evolving to continue to serve its customers while also working toward clean energy goals.
Episode 12: Gary Gillheeney, Sr., President & CEO of Organogenesis
In this episode, we sit down with Gary Gillheeney, Sr., President & CEO of Organogenesis, the Canton, Massachusetts-based leader in regenerative medicine. Gary talked about his impressive career and successful tenure as CEO of Organogenesis, and we learned more about some of the ground-breaking products the company has developed, and how they are improving the lives of thousands of Americans.
Episode 11: Melissa Smith, Chair, CEO, and President of WEX
In this episode, we sit down with Melissa Smith, the Chair, CEO, and President of WEX, a global leader in financial technology solutions, headquartered in Portland, Maine. Tune in to learn about Melissa's unique career path as well as WEX's incredible growth under her leadership, and how new technologies–ranging from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence–are impacting the company.
Episode 10: Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock
In this episode, we sit down with Brooks Tingle, the recently appointed President and CEO of John Hancock. Tune in as we delve into John Hancock's groundbreaking approach to life insurance and its commitment to fostering wellness and longevity. Jim and Brooks also discuss the company's compelling mission to champion diversity and inclusion, and why they see these efforts as an essential business imperative.
Episode 9: Jo Ann Simons, CEO of Northeast ARC, and Jim Cassetta, President of WORK Inc.
In honor of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, this special edition of the program features a conversation with Jo Ann Simons, CEO of Northeast ARC, and Jim Cassetta, President of WORK Inc., two prominent disability advocacy leaders in the region.
Together, they delve into their personal motivations for championing the rights of individuals with disabilities and shed light on the vital contributions these individuals make to the regional workforce. The discussion also highlights both organizations' supportive initiatives to empower workers with disabilities and their employers.
Episode 8: Dr. Iva Morse, Head of Global Strategic Accounts & Services at MilliporeSigma
Tune in as we catch up with Dr. Iva Morse, Head of Global Strategic Accounts & Services at MilliporeSigma, the global life sciences company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.
In this episode, we had a fascinating conversation about Dr. Morse's own unique background and career path and discussed MilliporeSigma's initiatives in reinforcing supply chain resilience and promoting workplace diversity and inclusion. We also explored the thriving innovation ecosystem of New England in the life sciences sector.