Marjorie Arons-Barron, President
Headed BankBoston’s in-house media relations with responsibility for its businesses in North and South America.
Set the gold standard for broadcast editorializing in America, receiving multiple Emmys and national awards for excellence as editorial director of WCVB-TV, Channel 5, Boston’s ABC affiliate. Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Regis College.
Former producer, host, and panelist on Five on Five, then the nation’s longest running, locally produced public affairs discussion program.
Past president of the National Broadcast Editorial Association.
Recognized shaper of public opinion, able to distill complex issues into compelling messages.
Eagerly sought as public speaker and forum moderator.
Read her blog at marjoriearonsbarron.com.
Honors graduate of Wellesley College.
James H. Barron, Chairman and CEO
Attorney, journalist, author, consultant, educator, and organization president with more than 40 years in public affairs and international collaboration.
Pragmatic strategist with creative vision.
Author of the critically acclaimed biography The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the Untold Story of Watergate. Founder of the award-winning International Boston Initiative and Atlantic Rim Network, which brought together business leaders, policy makers, and non-governmental groups for international programs in trade, tourism, transportation, environment, education, new technologies and health care.
Proven ability to influence others and work with disparate constituencies to shape consensus. As lawyer and business consultant has represented clients on six continents.
Strong information gathering, investigative and analytical skills. Taught public opinion and public affairs issues at MIT and Harvard. Lectured at universities in Paris and Tokyo. Directed the Massachusetts Privacy Commission.
Honors graduate, University of California, Berkeley; M.A, University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.S., Boston University; J.D. Suffolk University