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.