Paul A. Quaranto, JR., MBA, LLIF
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Paul Quaranto is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Under his leadership, Boston Mutual Life has achieved solid financial results and positioned itself for future success as a niche provider in the individual and workplace insurance markets.
In January 2012, Mr. Quaranto became President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Continuing to serve as President, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2014 and appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2016. He is only the seventh president in the company’s 125-year history.
Prior to being named President, he served as Vice President of Group Insurance for seventeen years, where he had top and bottom line responsibility for the division. He began his tenure at Boston Mutual as a group sales manager.
Preceding his move to Boston Mutual, Mr. Quaranto held ten years of experience in the insurance industry with other leading carriers.
Mr. Quaranto is the Chairman of the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts. He serves on the American Council of Life Insurers’ Forum 500 Board of Governors, CEO Steering Committee on Taxation, and Group Insurance Executive Council. He is on the Development Board for My Brother’s Keeper, located in Easton, Massachusetts.
Mr. Quaranto holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative science from Colby College and a master’s degree in business administration from Anna Maria College. He is also a fellow of the LIMRA Leadership Institute.
JOHN J. COOK, JR
Director Since 2010
John Cook was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in April 2010. Mr. Cook retired in 2013 as Managing Director of Seaward Management. In his career spanning more than four decades, he served in a variety of executive leadership roles prior to joining Seaward in 1999 including President of UAM Investment Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston Investment Management Inc., President of Fidelity Management Trust Company, President of Fidelity Investments Institutional Group and head of G.P. Morgans Institutional Equity Management Group.
Mr. Cook served as trustee of Fordham University for sixteen years and is currently a trustee emeritus. He is a Trustee and member of the executive committee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, and a former Trustee of St. Sebastian's School in Needham, Massachusetts.
Mr. Cook received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University in 1965 and his master’s degree from New York University in 1972.
JOHN M. CORNISH, Esq.
Director Since 2013
Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
John Cornish was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2013 and is also currently Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. Mr. Cornish is a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart (retired), and former co-chair of the firm’s Wealth Management Department., He has also served several terms on its Executive Committee. He began his career in 1973 as an attorney for Warner & Stackpole LLP in Boston, becoming a partner in 1980. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.
He is a managing trustee of numerous private and charitable trusts and represents for-profit and non-profit organizations on general and tax matters. As a trustee of the Calderwood Foundation, he received the Wimberly Award in 2009 for his role in establishing the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts and for his overall commitment to the theatre. He is also a fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Cornish received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1969. He earned his doctor of law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973 and his Master of Laws degree in taxation from Boston University Law School in 1977.
HENRY T. GOLDMAN, ESQ.
Director Since 1995
Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee
Henry Goldman was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in January 1995 and is current Chair of the Risk Committee. Mr. Goldman practices law at the Law Office of Henry T. Goldman in Newton, Massachusetts, which he founded in 2010. Prior to opening his own firm, he was the administrative partner of Warner and Stackpole LLP of Boston, specializing in labor and employment law, and was with K&L Gates in its Boston office. He was in the United States Public Health Service, worked for the Office of Economic Opportunity, and was in private practice in Washington, D.C. before joining Warner and Stackpole in 1977.
Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Boston Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the Personnel Committee of the Carroll Center for the Blind.
Mr. Goldman received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973.
AURILEE A. HAWLEY
Director Since 2013
Aurilee Hawley was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in February 2013. Ms. Hawley became the fourth Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Director in 1989 until her retirement in 2016. Prior to the Gardner Museum, she served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, a state agency. Early in her career, she founded the Cultural Education Committee, dedicated to stimulating arts public policy and arts education.
Ms. Hawley serves as a trustee on the board of Save Venice, Inc., and previously served on a number of boards including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation’s National Arts Stabilization Fund, Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts Woman’s Forum, and Citizen’s Bank. She just completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has received numerous awards and grants for her contributions to the arts and the Boston community.
Ms. Hawley holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts from George Washington University. She also attended the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Williams College, Babson College, Emmanuel College, Emerson College, Lesley University, and Montserrat College of Art.
THOMAS M. JOYCE, JR., ESQ
Director Since 1987
Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Thomas Joyce was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s board of directors in July 1987 and serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is the President of Joyce & Joyce, the premier lobbying firm in Boston. Mr. Joyce has nearly forty years’ experience successfully representing corporations and professional trade associations. Prior to reorganizing the firm Joyce, Capeless, McNulty and Roddy into Joyce & Joyce in 1984, he served as a member of the firm and assistant general counsel to multiple associations throughout Boston.
Mr. Joyce is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He is past president of the Clover Club of Boston and the Mistletoe Society. He participates in numerous charitable and educational endeavors. He is also a member of the Salem Country Club.
Mr. Joyce earned his Juris Doctor degree attending nights from Suffolk Law School in 1978. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received and a Bronze Star during combat as an infantryman in Vietnam in the United States Marine Corps and is a disabled Marine veteran.
AUSTIN T. LYDON
Director Since 2012
Charmain of the Audit Committee
Austin Lydon was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in October 2012. He joined Deloitte & Touche in 1973 and served in a number of key roles in his tenure of almost 40 years at the firm until he retired in 2012. Mr. Lydon was a partner for 30 years, a managing partner of the Hartford Office for 11 years, and worked as lead client service partner for many multi-national clients. Prior to retiring, Mr. Lydon was a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Mr. Lydon is a Director of the Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York, also serving as the company’s Chairman of the Audit Committee, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a founding Director of the Capitol Region Growth Council and was active in the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce and Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He was also the first-ever winner of the Chairman's Award of the Renaissance Awards to recognize community outreach in Hartford, Connecticut.
Mr. Lydon received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Boston College in 1971.
Sherry L. Martin
Director Since 2020
Sherry Martin was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s board of directors and to Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York’s board of directors in April 2020. Prior to retiring in 2020, she most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company of Michigan and Vice President at Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Michigan/Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan.
Ms. Martin serves on the American Council of Life Insurers’ (ACLI) Forum 500, Board of Governors. She also serves on the Michigan Life & Health Guaranty Association’s Board of Directors; Society of Financial Service Professionals’ Executive Committee (Mid-Michigan Chapter); and Life Insurance Association of Michigan on its Executive Committee, as well as Treasurer, Legislative Committee, and as Membership Chair. In addition, Ms. Martin is active as a member of Insurance Association of Michigan, as well as the Insurance Advisory Board at Olivet College. She served on the State of Michigan’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention/Insurance & Finance Advisory Rules Committee. Previously, she served as Director for Leaders Life Insurance Company, prior to retiring in 2020.
She is an Associate with the Academy of Life Underwriting (AALU) and a Chartered PC Underwriter (CPCU) with the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, as well as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) with the American College. She also holds a fellowship with the Life Office Management Association (FLMI).
Ms. Martin received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Catharine W. O’Rourke
Class D Director
Catharine O’Rourke was elected to Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York’s Board of Directors in May 2011. She retired several years ago from a second career as Associate Director, Development at The Children’s Aid Society in New York City. Prior to her ten years in the fundraising world, she spent 24 years as an investment banker at numerous firms, including Everen Securities, Dean Witter, Bankers Trust, and Merrill Lynch.
Currently, Ms. O’Rourke serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Kaufman Music Center and as a Director of Chamber Music Associates in New York. She also serves as Treasurer of a family real estate company.
Ms. O’Rourke is a graduate of Wellesley College. She received her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and Master of Music degree in piano from Northwestern University. She continues to be an active chamber musician.
PAUL E. PETRY, FSA, CLU
Director Since 1996
Paul Petry was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in February 1996. Mr. Petry joined Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1995 and became Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer in 2001. He relinquished the title of President in 2012 and retired in 2014 as the CEO. He remained Chairman until April of 2016. He began his insurance career with Connecticut Mutual in 1971 as an actuarial student, moving up to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by 1988.
Mr. Petry is also a Director for Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a chartered life underwriter (CLU). In 2009, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the American Council of Life Insurers.
Mr. Petry graduated from Holy Cross College in 1968 and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1988. He served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard, including a tour of duty in Vietnam where he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
Timothy L. Porter, Esq.
Class A Director
Timothy L. Porter was elected to Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York’s Board of Directors in February 2000. Mr. Porter served as Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP and also served as its Chief Client Relationship Counsel.
Prior to Proskauer Rose LLP, Mr. Porter served as Vice President-law at AT&T, and chief counsel for labor, employment and environment, where he worked as an attorney for over 20 years. At AT&T, he was responsible for all of the AT&T's domestic and international labor relations, employment, employee benefits, executive compensation and environmental law matters as well as collective bargaining negotiations, appearances before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and labor arbitrations. Prior to serving as chief employment law counsel, a position he held for 10 years, he also led regional and national organizations of AT&T's Government Affairs Department, where he interfaced with numerous state and federal officials and regulatory agencies overseeing public utilities.
Mr. Porter served as a director of ATTIMCO, AT&T's employee benefit plan asset management branch, which managed billions of dollars in assets attributable to the company's retirement and health plans. He joined AT&T in 1974 as an attorney and also served as its Southern Region Vice President of Government Affairs from 1993 to 1996 and thereafter chief employment law counsel. He has been an adjunct law professor of employment law, a frequent lecturer and speaker on domestic and international law topics. He also serves as an associate trustee at the College of the Holy Cross.
Mr. Porter serves as a member of board of trustees at Newark Public Radio, Inc., New School University, and the College of the Holy Cross. He serves on the board of directors for the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and previously the YMCA of Greater New York. He serves as the Board of Governors member at the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. He was also a director of Young Men's Christian Association of Greater New York. He was the U.S. Executive Committee chairman of the British American Project, as well as a member of the advisory board, and also served as a member of the board of the directors of Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and received a doctor of law degree from New York University School of Law.
RICHARD P. QUINCY
Director Since 2004
Richard Quincy was elected to Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company’s Board of Directors in September 2004. He serves as the President of Quincy & Company and Quincy Insurance Agency, Inc. He is a licensed insurance agent and real estate broker.
Mr. Quincy also serves as Director of Needham Bank. Previously, he served as a Director of Hibernia Savings Bank, First Community Bank and Workingman’s Cooperative Bank, and is a past Board Member of the Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, Massachusetts and a past trustee of Boston Children’s Museum. Mr. Quincy is also a past overseer of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.
Mr. Quincy received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston College in 1977.
Laurie M. Shahon
Class C Director
Laurie Shahon was elected to Life Insurance Company of Boston & New York’s Board of Directors in 2010. Ms. Shahon founded Wilton Capital Group in 1994 to make private direct investments in early to mid-stage companies and medium-sized buyouts.
Prior to founding Wilton Capital, Ms. Shahon ran mergers, acquisitions and special operating projects at a private holding company for which she also served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Color Tile, a 700 store flooring chain. Prior to that, she was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers, where she founded and led the latter firm’s Retailing and Consumer Products Group.
She also currently serves on the boards of KCG, where she is on the Audit and Finance and Nominating and Governance Committees; Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust, where she is on the Audit and Compensation Committees; and Augmented Reality Concepts, where she is Compensation Committee Chairman and also serves on the Audit Committee. She has served on the boards of more than twenty public and private companies since 1987, including Arbor Drugs, The Bombay Company, Eddie Bauer, Kitty Hawk and Safelite Holdings.
Ms. Shahon is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her master’s degree in business administration in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School, where she has been an Adjunct Professor.