Connors’s Reign

Jack Connors attained his influence, in part, by sitting on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards. A lot of them — 29 in all. Yet a few in particular catapulted him to that next level of clout. Here, a chronicle of his rise.

By Paul Kix | Boston Magazine |

CIVIC
1978–1985 Advertising Club of Boston
1978–1985 New England Broadcasting Association
1990–present American Ireland Fund
1998–2006 Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
1998–2008 Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
1999–present Jobs for Massachusetts
2007–present Camp Harbor View Foundation
2009–present Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

ARTS/LEISURE
1975–1980 Sportsmen’s Tennis Club
1978–1988 Boston Ballet
1980–1995 Wang Center for Performing Arts

EDUCATION
1979–present Boston College
1990–2002 Newton Country Day School
1992–2010 Brandeis University
1992–present Belmont Hill School
2000–2007 Nativity Preparatory School
2003–present Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows
2004–present Emmanuel College

HEALTHCARE
1991–1995 Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1995–present Partners HealthCare System
1996–present Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care
2005–present Partners in Health
2010–present Red Sox Foundation/MGH Home Base

CORPORATE
1991–1994 John Hancock Financial Services
1994–2009 M/C Communications
2001–present Hasbro
2006–present Covidien

RELIGIOUS
2000–2009 Carmel Terrace
2007–present Campaign for Catholic Schools