Power 2008: Extended Power List

Since there were multiple ties among the rest of the nominees, they have not been assigned a numeric rank, but are instead grouped together by number of votes received. In descending order:


Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Bob Kraft; philanthropist


Wayne Budd, senior counsel, Goodwin Procter

Wyc Grousbeck, venture capitalist, Highland Capital Partners; CEO, Boston Celtics

Ed Linde, CEO, Boston Properties

Herb Chambers, CEO, the Herb Chambers Companies

Henri Termeer, chairman, president, and CEO, Genzyme Corporation

Mike Sheehan, CEO, Hill, Holliday

Leslie Kirwan, Massachusetts secretary of Administration and Finance

George Regan, president, Regan Communications Group

Vivien Li, executive director, Boston Harbor Association


Arnold Hiatt, chairman, Stride Rite Foundation

Jill Medvedow, director, Institute of Contemporary Art

Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Frank Phillips, State House bureau chief, Boston Globe

Don Law, founder, Don Law Company

Colette Phillips, president and CEO, Colette Phillips Communications

Ted Cutler, philanthropist

Irwin Chafetz, board member, Las Vegas Sands

Liz Morningstar, Deval Patrick adviser

Kevin Callaghan, managing director, Berkshire Partners

Jeff Leerink, chairman and CEO, Leerink Swann

Cam Neely, vice president, Boston Bruins

Christine DiCarlo, Front Row Associates

Kevin Phelan, president, Colliers Meredith & Grew

Corinne Grousbeck, wife of Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck; philanthropist

Peggy Henry, wife of Red Sox principal owner John Henry; philanthropist

Lisa Hall, vice president and news director, Channel 25

David Ortiz, designated hitter, Boston Red Sox

Dr. Calvin Cohen, research director, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Diane Patrick, first lady of Massachusetts

David Waters, executive director, Community Servings

Ed Davis, Boston Police Department commissioner

Malcolm Rogers, director, Museum of Fine Arts

Micho Spring, president, Weber Shandwick-New England

Paul Guzzi, president and CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Ted MacLean, New England general manager, Microsoft

Carol Johnson, superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Marc Solomon, campaign director, MassEquality

Denise Simmons, Cambridge mayor

Peter Lynch, philanthropist


Elyse Cherry, CEO, Boston Community Capital; chairwoman, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Bill Achtmeyer, chairman and managing partner, Parthenon Group

Laura Raposa, gossip columnist, Boston Herald

Gayle Fee, gossip columnist, Boston Herald

Roger Berkowitz, president and CEO, Legal Sea Foods

Jose Alvarez, president and CEO, Stop & Shop

Ellen Zane, president and CEO, Tufts Medical Center

Bill Galvin, secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Brian Moynihan, president of global corporate and investment banking, Bank of America

Paul Levy, president and CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Chuck Campion, founder, Dewey Square Group

Tracy Campion, founder, Campion and Company

Dianne Wilkerson, state senator

Shonda Schilling, wife of Red Sox player Curt Schilling; philanthropist

Tiffany Ortiz, wife of Red Sox player David Ortiz; philanthropist

Suzanne Bump, Massachusetts secretary of Labor and Workforce Development

Eric Rosengren, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Carole Charnow, general director, Opera Boston

Linda Dorcena Forry, state representative

Niki Tsongas, U.S. representative

Bryan Rafanelli, founder, Rafanelli Events

Scott Kirsner, columnist, Boston Globe

Vinit Nijhawan, venture capitalist

Marina Hatsopoulos, cofounder, Z Corporation

Tim Pappas, CEO, Pappas Enterprises

Ana Sortun, Oleana chef and restaurateur

Michael Flaherty, at-large councilor, Boston City Council

Dan Conley, Suffolk County district attorney

John Walsh, president and CEO, Elizabeth Grady Companies

Raymond Howell, president, Howell Communications

Susan Servais, executive director, Massachusetts Health Council

Tim Murray, Massachusetts lieutenant governor

Steve Bailey, former business columnist, Boston Globe

Mark Wolf, Massachusetts U.S. District Court chief judge

Hubie Jones, community activist

Douglas Brooks, vice president of health services, Justice Resource Institute

Rev. Martin McLee, pastor, Union United Methodist Church

Todd English, chef, restaurateur, and host of Food Trip with Todd English

Matt Siegel, radio host, Kiss 108


Gary Daffin, executive director, Multicultural AIDS Coalition

Ellen Zucker, partner, Burns & Levinson

Debi Greenberg, owner, Louis Boston

Tim Kirwan, general manager, InterContinental Boston

Stacey Lucchino, wife of Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino; chairwoman, YMCA of Greater Boston

Carol Fulp, vice president of community relations, John Hancock Financial Services

Patrick Lyons, president, Lyons Group

Dan Grabauskas, general manager, MBTA

John Hynes, president and CEO, Gale International

Mario Russo, owner, Salon Mario Russo

Joe Tucci, chairman, president, and CEO, EMC Corporation

Robert Travaglini, lobbyist; former state Senate president

Bob Popeo, chairman, Mintz Levin

Jim Davis, chairman, New Balance

Laura Zecca, philanthropist

Frances Rivera, anchor, Channel 7

Dan O’Connell, Massachusetts secretary of Housing and Economic Development

Stephen Lynch, U.S. representative

Ed Ansin, president, Sunbeam Television

Phillip Clay, chancellor, MIT

Jim Mongan, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare

Jim Keefe, president, Trinity Financial

Neil Donohoe, director, theater division, Boston Conservatory

Steve Maler, founding artistic director, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Ellen Goodman, columnist, Boston Globe

Steve Grossman, principal, Grossman Marketing Group; cofounder, National Jewish Democratic Council

Robert Geiman, partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Randy Battat, president and CEO, Airvana

Clayton Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; author; founder, Innosight LLC and Rose Park Advisors

Mike Capuano, U.S. representative

Cheryl Cronin, attorney; political fundraiser and strategist

Clayton Turnbull, president and CEO, the Waldwin Group

Ali Noorani, executive director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

James Cash Jr., member of board of directors for Boston Basketball Partners, BSG Alliance, et. al

Richard Meelia, president and CEO, Covidien

Rev. Bruce Wall, senior pastor, Global Ministries Christian Church

Margaret Boles Fitzgerald, chair, the Henry Luce Foundation

Dan Kingsbury, president and CEO, Pioneer Investment Management USA

P. Steven Ainsley, publisher, Boston Globe

Ed Jesser, political consultant

Connie Kastelnik, founder, CK Communications

Dr. James Mongan, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare

George Russell, jazz pianist and Berklee College of Music instructor

Marion Kane, executive director, Barr Foundation

Tom Kiley, principal, Cosgrove Eisenberg & Kiley

Barney Frank, U.S. representative

Donna Cupelo, regional president, Verizon

Cathy Minehan, former president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Edward J. Kane, James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, Boston College;World Bank consultant

Joshua Bekenstein, general partner, Bright Horizons

Mitt Romney, former governor and presidential candidate


Michele Kessler, community relations director, Kessler Financial Services; cofounder and director, Kessler Family Foundation

Elaine Schuster, Democratic fundraiser, philanthropist

Seth Woods, executive chef, founder, and partner, the Aquitaine Group

Chris Haynes, founder of CBH Communications

Rudolph Wynter, senior vice president, Keyspan

Sam Yoon, Boston city councilor

Kairos Shen, director of planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Robert Beal, president of Beal Companies, LLP

David Edwards, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Scott Schoen, managing director, Thomas H. Lee Partners LP

Brian McGrory, city editor, Boston Globe

Barbara Lynch, chef and entrepreneur (No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, the Butcher Shop, et. al)

Ronald Druker, president, the Druker Company

Chris Gordon, principal, Bain Capital LLC

Michael Widmer, president, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Dan Bosley, state representative

Pat Moscaritolo, president and CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dusty Rhodes, president, Conventures, Inc.

Jack Connolly, Somerville alderman at large

Dr. Suzanne Gleysteen, internal medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;Harvard Medical School instructor

Celine Oringer, wife of chef Ken Oringer; food wholesaler

Steve Karp, chairman, CEO, and founder of New England Development

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, president and CEO of the Home for Little Wanderers

Dr. Alvin Poissant, psychiatrist, author, and Harvard Medical School professor

Madeline Steczynski, founder, Zumix

John Palmieri, director, Boston Redevelopment Authority

Elizabeth Altman, vice president, strategy and business development, Motorola

James A. Rooney, executive director, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Giovanna Negretti, executive director of Oiste

Linda Whitlock, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Chris Cooper, actor

Marianne Cooper, actress

Regina Pisa, chairman and managing partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

John Rosenthal, president, Meredith Management Corp.

William A. Lowell, partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart; administrator, Lowell Institute

Theo Epstein, Red Sox general manager

Dan Rea, radio host, WBZ 1030

John Drew, founder and president of the Drew Company

Mark Volpe, managing director, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Lilly Johnson, wife of Fidelity CEO Ned Johnson; philanthropist

Dr. Paula Johnson, Brigham & Women’s executive director of the Connors Center and chief of the Division of Women’s Health