Gary A. Spiess (President of the Board) is the former Executive Vice President and General Counsel of FleetBoston Financial Company.He is currently a Trustee of Partners Healthcare System, Inc., where he is chair of the Audit Committee.He is also Board Chair of the North Shore Medical Center and a board member of Partners Continuing Care, Inc.He is a board member and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Chewonki Foundation (an environmental foundation in Maine).He is a former Board Chairman of the New England Legal Foundation, former President of the Boston Bar Foundation and a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association.He is former Board Chair of the Holderness School (Plymouth, New Hampshire) and a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Graduate Program in financial services law studies at the Boston University School of Law, as well as having been a board member of Greater Boston Legal Services.
Gary Spiess is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of FleetBoston Financial Corporation.He is the corporation's chief legal officer, responsible for management of its Law Department and outside counsel.Mr. Spiess joined FleetBoston Financial predecessor BankBoston from Bingham Dana in 1975, where he served as general counsel from 1987 to 1999.Mr. Spiess is a former member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association, a board member and past president of the Boston Bar Foundation, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Morin Center for Financial Institutions Law at Boston University.Mr. Spiess is also a board member and former chairman of the New England Legal Foundation and a member of the Financial Services Roundtable Lawyers Council.He is also a board member of the Boston Lawyers Group and the Federal Court House Public Education Project.In addition, he serves on several non-profit boards including the North Shore Medical Center, the Holderness School (where he is board chair) and the Chewonki Foundation, as well as the Walnut Hill School board of visitors.He also has been a cabinet member with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay for the past five years.Mr. Spiess graduated from Dartmouth College in 1962 and the Harvard Law School in 1966.
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