BOSTON, MA - January 25, 2008
At its annual meeting, the New England Aquarium announced the election of five new members to its Board of Trustees and twelve new members to its Board of Overseers.

Located on the Boston waterfront, the New England Aquarium is one of the most prominent and popular aquariums in North America. Beyond its exhibit halls, the Aquarium is also a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe and biologists rescuing stranded marine animals here in New England.

Louis J. Volpe, Jeffrey H. Pierce, Jamie C. Fagan, Daniel S. Evans and David Altshuler have been selected to serve three year terms on the Boston-based aquarium’s governing and fiduciary body. The trustees provide counsel, support and oversight to the Aquarium’s executive leadership.

New trustees

David Altshuler of Cambridge is the founder of the Tech Foundation, which provides technology support to non-profits. An alumnus of Williams and the Wharton School, he has been an Aquarium Overseer since 2002.

Daniel S. Evans of Cohasset is a partner in the law firm of Ropes & Gray. An alumnus of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, he serves as a director of the Cohasset Lightkeepers Corp. A sailor, Mr. Evans has been an Aquarium Overseer since 2005.  

Jamie Fagan of Weston is a managing director at Bears Stearns & Co.  An alumnus of the University of Vermont, he is a director of the New England-Canada Business Council. Mr. Fagan is a fly fisherman and has been an Aquarium Overseer since 2005.  

Jeffrey Pierce of Weston is president of Pierce Aluminum Co., one of the largest distributors of aluminum products worldwide.  Mr. Pierce is an alumnus of St. Lawrence University and Babson College. He has been an Aquarium Overseer since 2005.

Louis J. Volpe of Canton is managing general partner of Kodiak Venture Partners.  An alumnus of Tufts University and Boston University, he was president of ArrowPoint Communiations. Mr. Volpe has been an Aquarium Overseer since 2005.

New overseers

Also at the annual meeting, twelve new members were elected to the Aquarium’s Board of Overseers, a key support and advisory body. They are:

Michael J. Bohnen of Boston is president of the Adelson Family Charitable Foundation and was a partner in the law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish.

John K. Bullard is president of the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole and is a former mayor of New Bedford.

Katharine B. Fagan of Weston is a graduate of Bowdoin College and is co-chair of the Aquarium’s 2008 Blue Planet Ball.

Harry A. Hanson III of Wayland is a partner in the law firm of Choate Hall & Stewart and is an avid fisherman and sailor.

Donna K. Hazard of Weston has served as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

Diana Hixon of Cambridge runs her own investment company.  She attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Vermont.

Gregory Hunter of Boston is an executive vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services.

Beth Kurtin of Boston is a graduate of Villanova and has worked in commercial banking. She has chaired the Mass.General Hospital Storybook Ball several times.

Alexander Leventhal of Boston is managing director of Advisors Capital, a member of the Boston Realty Advisors group of companies, and is a graduate of Bentley College.

Zachary S. Martin of Wellesley has been a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers since 2001 and is currently in private investment management.

Stephen C. Peacher of Weston is chief investment officer of the taxable fixed income group at Columbia Management, the investment management arm of Bank of America.  

Candace D. Stecker of Beverly Farms is an active member of the Aquarium’s Gala Committee and has been a key supporter in outreach initiatives.