Special Olympics Massachusetts has always had great support from the community, corporations, thousands of volunteers and other high-profile individuals. Recently the organization’s board appointed four new board members and all have a tremendous amount of experience and passion they are bringing to the organization.
We start with Gerry Morrissey, a long-time friend of Special Olympics and as passionate as they get for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Gerry currently serves as vice president of quality assurance and service Development for The MENTOR Network. Gerry served in state government for over 30 years, serving as assistant secretary for disabilities and community services for the state of Massachusetts as well as serving as the commissioner for the MA Department of Mental Retardation for over 10 years.
Robert Friedman oversees sponsorship and event marketing for John Hancock Financial Services. He’s been with them for 30 years. He’s responsible for managing a portfolio of sponsorships for John Hancock including The Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Frank Reynolds is the chairman and CEO of InVivo Therapeutics Corporation of Cambridge, MA. He’s an Alumnus of the Wharton School of Business, Penn School of Engineering, and MIT. He brings an impressive amount of experience to the board as well as passion for the mission of Special Olympics. You can learn more about Frank’s work here; http://www.invivotherapeutics.com/our_team_frank.php
Returning to the board is our old friend Fritz Ferbert. Fritz is a former executive vice president with Bank of America in Boston. He is a returning board member after taking a leave of absence from the board. Fritz is also a long-time volunteer with the organization and Special Olympics coach. We are proud that Fritz has rejoined the board.
All these fine Boston area executives will help move this organization forward during these tough times in our economy and help even more people understand just what Special Olympics is all about.