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Thursday, April 08, 2021

Chamber Announces Three New Executive Committee Members

 Chamber Announces Three New Executive Committee Members

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of three exemplary business leaders to the Executive Committee of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The new committee members, Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital, David Foss, Northeast Market Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to Chairman and CEO & Global Head of Communications at State Street Corporation, bring an intense commitment to the Chamber’s mission to advance equity and create an inclusive economy, making Boston the best place for all people and all businesses to thrive.

 

Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell, President & CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital

Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, providing leadership, vision, and oversight for a team that’s dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, research and innovation, medical education, and community engagement.

Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Churchwell was Chief Executive Officer for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Churchwell also served as the CEO and Executive Director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell is the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School.

 

David Foss, Northeast Market Managing Partner, PwC

David Foss serves as the PwC’s Managing Partner for the Northeast Region, responsible for directing the strategy and operations of PwC’s Boston, Hartford, and Albany offices. As a member of the PwC leadership team, Dave leads a diverse portfolio of clients including large asset managers, hedge, private equity and venture capital funds, asset servicers, broker-dealers and banks. He has significant experience in managing complex issues and risk through a balanced approach with multiple stakeholder groups including management, boards and regulators. 

Dave joined PwC in 1997 and was admitted to the partnership in 2006, and he also served as co-leader of the Asset and Wealth Management, Northeast US. Dave is a member of the Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff Chairman and CEO, and Global Head of Communications, State Street Corporation

Yvonne Garcia serves as Chief of Staff to State Street’s Chairman and CEO, Ron O’Hanley, and as Global Head of Communications. Prior to State Street, Yvonne served as Director in Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Liberty Mutual and as Vice President for Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance Program. In that role, Yvonne and her team created and implemented over five new Wealth Management Centers throughout China which resulted in over 80 centers currently throughout the country. Yvonne is a fully certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and applies that discipline, rigor, and process to every project on which she deploys.

As an active leader of local and national communities, Yvonne served as the Chairwoman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA.  Yvonne is also the co-founding Chair of Milagros para Niños, a board at Children’s Hospital in Boston, which has raised more than $14 million in funds for Hispanic children who can’t afford medical care. In addition, Yvonne was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s Latino Advisory Commission Board and was also appointed as the Chairwoman for the Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network.

Yvonne has been featured in Fortune magazine in partnership with ALPFA as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States four years in a row and just last year was named Boston Business Journal’s Power 50. This year, Yvonne was recognized by the Boston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and by Yahoo Finance on their top 10 HERoes list nationally showcasing leaders who are championing women in business and driving change for gender diversity in the workplace.  

Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University in Finance and Marketing and a BA from SUNY Albany and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. Last year Yvonne was awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts and most recently an honorary degree in Doctor of Commerce from New England School of Business. 

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