Office of Travel and Tourism, Director of Specialized Marketing
Boston Properties, Senior VP, Development
Boston Properties. Inc., a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT), is one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of first-class office properties in the United States, with significant presence in four markets: Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
As Senior Vice President of Development, Mike Cantalupa is responsible for new development throughout Boston Properties’ Boston Regional Office and leads a ten-person team with eight development managers. Mike has delivered well in excess of 10 million SF of space and is currently responsible for the development of 888 Boylston Street, a 430,000 SF mixed-use office and retail building at Prudential Center, 10 CityPoint, a 220,000 SF mixed-use office and retail building in Waltham, MA, and 88 Ames Street, a 280-unit apartment building in Kendall Square. Additional pipeline projects include sites at North Station (1.8 million SF) in Boston, CityPoint in Waltham (2 plus million SF) and Back Bay Station (1.4 million SF) in Boston.
General Manager, Colonnade Hotel
4th Suffolk District, State Representative
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, President
Kellogg & George, Partner
Paul George has practiced law for more than forty years, beginning in Boston with Ely, Bartlett, Brown & Proctor and now with Kellogg & George. He is a graduate of Harvard College, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law.
Throughout his professional career, he has also been actively involved with many nonprofit organizations. Paul has been a Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Chief of the U.S. Delegation at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Chairman of the Board at Tenacre Country Day School. Today, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the USS Constitution Museum, President of the U.S. Figure Skating Foundation, and Treasurer of the USA Hockey Foundation.
Believing that Boston is one of America’s great cities, Paul has worked for many years to bring events to the City, having served as President of Boston Soccer, the local organizing committee for the 1994 World Cup in soccer, and as the first Chairman of the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Commission. His involvement with The December 16, 1773 initiative and the annual reenactment of The Boston Tea Party reflects his commitment to the City and its significant place in the creation of our democracy.
I serve on the Board of Advisors for the annual reenactment of The Boston Tea Party because I believe Boston had a unique role in the formation of America’s democracy, a role that deserves meaningful, continuing attention. The annual reenactment provides an important opportunity to remind one another of the democratic values that guide our nation, and to inspire young people to be contributing citizen-leaders.
Residences at the InterCon, Resident
The Hampshire House, President
Hotel Creation +, Principal
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, President and CEO
Boston Children’s Museum, VP: External Relations & Corporate Development
MCCA, Executive Director
Intercontinental Hotel, General Manager
Conventures, Inc., President
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
James Rooney is president & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Rooney has extensive experience in advancing economic development and innovation throughout Boston and the Commonwealth. The Boston Chamber is one of the region’s leading business associations. Its membership includes 1,500 organizations of all sizes, representing virtually every industry in Greater Boston. Prior to joining the Chamber, Rooney was executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) overseeing the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, as well as the Boston Common Garage and the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. Before moving to the MCCA in 2001 to oversee construction of the BCEC, Rooney served two years as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. He began his public career at the MBTA, starting as a track laborer and ending as Deputy General Manager 18 years later. Rooney sits on several non-profit and community boards in the Boston area, including as Chairman of The Children’s Trust; The Partnership, the Boston Children’s Museum and College Bound Dorchester. He grew up in South Boston and attended the prestigious Boston Latin School, graduating as president of his class. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College and attended the Boston University School of Management. He and his wife Maryanne reside in Dorchester and have three children.
I have long been a supporter of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and was proud to partner with Historic Tours of America and the City of Boston to bring this beloved attraction back to the Waterfront. No I proudly serve on the Board of Advisors to ensure that this educational attraction remains an important destination for Massachusetts visitors and residents alike. In the last 10 to 20 years, Boston has become increasingly recognized for being a forward-looking, global city, leading the way in innovation, technology, life sciences and academia. But as we celebrate the incredible growth of today’s Boston, I like to think that our role as an international thought-leader stems from our revolutionary spirit as a city that led the American revolution, starting with the events of December 16, 1773. As we celebrate the Boston Tea Party events with a reenactment each year, I am reminded of this historic and strong spirit, and it makes me even prouder to live and work in Boston.
Massachusetts Lodging Association, President & CEO
Harpoon Brewery, President
Charlie Storey joined the Harpoon Brewery in 1996. Storey is a 1982 graduate of Harvard College, and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989. From 1989 to 1996, Storey worked for the FMC Corporation, a Chicago-based Fortune 500 industrial conglomerate. While at FMC, he held multiple functional responsibilities with assignments in Philadelphia, Mexico, and Texas. Upon joining Harpoon, Storey managed the Sales organization. In 1998, he came the Senior Vice President of Marketing, a position he has served for a number of years. As President, Storey oversees Retail Operations and Business Development for the company and is the General Manager of the Harpoon Distributing Company along with playing an advisory role across all business activities. A native of Essex, MA, and father of two, Storey currently lives in Essex with his wife.
I serve on the Board of Advisors because I believe that the Annual Reenactment can become an event on the scale of some of Boston’s most visible events: July 4th, Boston Marathon, Head of the Charles. As such, this event will provide Americans with a deeper appreciation of our nation’s fight for independence. It is a wonderful teaching tool. Further, I believe it is a positive engine of commerce and activity for our Seaport neighborhood. Finally, I serve because of my respect and admiration for the ownership and leadership of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
About the Harpoon Brewery:
The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. In 1986, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO White beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000, Harpoon has since introduced a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 15th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed apples. In August 2014, Harpoon became an employee-owned company. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com
Boston Harbor Cruises, Customer Experience Navigator