Background + History

The Boston Consortium was established in the fall of 1995 by the Chief Financial Officers of 11 Boston-area colleges and universities. The Consortium is currently comprised of 24 institutions: Amherst College, Babson College, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryant University, College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Emerson College, Harvard University, Lasell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Olin College, Rhode Island School of Design, Simmons University, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of New England, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College.

The institutions’ diversity is reflected in their operating budgets, which range from approximately $35 million to $5.4 billion, and annual research expenditures, which range from $0 to $917 million. The combined payroll of TBC Members is $6.3 billion, and the total employee count is approximately 144,000, making the group one of the largest employers in the area. The total student headcount is approximately 185,000. This group’s diversity also stems from the differences in academic focus (business, liberal arts, music, and the arts), student body (single sex, coed), location (rural, suburban, urban), and the age of the institutions (ranging up to almost 400 years old).

Board of Directors

Samuel Solomon, Chair
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
/  Brandeis University
Dorothy Hauver, Vice Chair
Vice President for Administration and Finance, Treasurer
/  College of the Holy Cross
James Hurley, Treasurer
Vice President for Finance & Treasurer
/  Tufts University
John Burke, Secretary
Financial Vice President & Treasurer
/  Boston College
Michael White, Officer at Large
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
/  Brown University
Michael Thomas
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
/  Amherst College
Katherine Craven
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
/  Babson College
Maureen Forrester
Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer
/  Bentley University
John Case
Interim Chief Financial Officer
/  Berklee College of Music
Nicole Tirella
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
/  Boston University
Paul Dworkis
Vice President, Administration & Finance
/  Emerson College
Ritu Kalra
Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer
/  Harvard University
Andrew Maylor
Vice President of Finance & Operations and Chief Financial Officer
/  Lasell University
Katie Hammer
Vice President for Finance
/  MIT
Thomas Nedell
Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
/  Northeastern University
Donna Golemme
Vice President for Finance and Administration
/  Olin College of Engineering
David Rosati
Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
/  Rhode Island School of Design
Michelle Quinlan
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
/  Suffolk University
Piper Orton
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
/  Wellesley College
Roger Stackpoole
Vice President for Finance and Administration
/  Wheaton College
Kitty Kennedy
Executive Director
/  The Boston Consortium

The Boston Consortium Staff

P: 339-225-3820

Please call this line with general inquiries.

/  Director of Procurement Initiatives
Susan E. Fletcher

/  Director, Enterprise Risk Management Group

/  Executive Director

/  Senior Internal Auditor III
Jessica McCormack

/  Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator

/  Senior Internal Auditor III, Shared Internal Audit Services
Michael Santolucito

/  Assistant Director, Shared Internal Audit Services

/  Internal Audit/Accounting

/  Director of Programs
Samantha Spezeski

/  Director, Internal Audit, Shared Internal Audit Services

/  Internal Auditor I

/  Interim Travel Director

What is a consortium?

A consortium is a group formed to foster collaboration and cooperation in order to maximize the development of business and undertake a cause beyond the resources of any one member; an association of institutions for the purpose of improved and expanded collaboration to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

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